Photographer: Noam Preisman

The Many Metamorphoses of the Israeli Pashtida

From the Middle Ages to the era of search engines, we delved into the collections of Asif’s culinary library to learn about the history of pashtida — and discover why it’s an Israeli favorite.

Machane Yehuda market 1960, By Pridan Moshe (GPO)

When Machane Yehuda Was One Big Workers’ Restaurant

Hila Alpert looks back to a time when Jewish immigrants from Arab countries filled Machane Yehuda with large pots of food that they cooked for one another. Decades later, we can see the influences of the market and those foods on new Israeli cuisine today