Welcome to Asif: Culinary Institute of Israel

Asif rooftop garden plots with herbs and fruit trees
Photo by Matan Choufan

Welcome to Asif

Asif is a non-profit organization and culinary center in Tel Aviv dedicated to cultivating and nurturing Israel’s diverse and creative food culture. Learn more about us.


Haifa food tour
Photo by Dor Kedmi

Follow the Food

The partners of soldiers called up for duty are facing new and difficult realities — balancing work and family life, all on their own. A new Asif program aims to give them an afternoon of delicious respite.

Moroccan Cookies
Photographer: Dror Einav

Morrocan cookies

This recipe for Moroccan cookies comes from Shosh Shushan from Kiryat Shmona. They are best enjoyed with mint tea or coffee on Saturday morning.


In the Asif Library

We asked a range of culinary experts to select books that explore Israeli, regional Arab, and Jewish cuisine. Browse their recommendations.

Claudia Roden

Award-Winning Cookbook Author and Middle Eastern Culinary Scholar

Gil Hovav

Celebrated Israeli Author
and
Media Personality

Dr. Johnny Mansour

Scholar of Arab-Muslim History and Christians in the Middle East

Michael Solomonov

Chef of Zahav
in Philadelphia and
Cookbook Author

The Asif Recipe Box