As varied as the local cultures of the Jews who brought their national dishes to Israel in the Middle East, Israeli cuisine is rich and diverse. Arab influences in Israeli cuisine include rice dishes, grilled meats, stuffed vegetables, pita breads, and salads, while European influences include chicken soup, schnitzel and chopped liver, gefilte fish, and kugel.
During Hanukkah in some Israeli communities, vendors sell these filled buns, known as sufganyot, by the basketful.
In place of your usual pasta salad recipe, try this colorful Mediterranean-inspired vegetarian couscous dish.
This classic Greek dessert is renowned for its layers of paper-thin phyllo and cinnamon-walnut filling all drenched with a honey syrup.