Perhaps more than any other city in Israel, Jerusalem personifies the complexity and multi-culturism of Israel. The ancient walled city and the modern Jerusalem, the meeting of three major faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the many different cultures that thrive in the city's neighborhoods. If you are looking for a place where there is always something new and interesting to explore - then this is the place for you.
Food, glorious food
The Arab Market
Jerusalem is also a perfect place to have a cooking vacation and explore the many tastes and smells from all around the globe. If it's authentic Middle Eastern cooking you are looking for, then the Old City with its centuries old market (Suk) is the place to visit. Everywhere you go, your senses are overwhelmed by the sights, sounds and smells. Fresh spices, an amazing variety of fruits and vegetables, for more details visit towww.july4-recipes.com nuts and dried fruits, freshly ground coffee, fantastic sweetmeats (baklawa) and numerous restaurants serving tradition Arab meals such as humus, falafel and shwarma.
Machane Yehuda Market
If you enjoy markets, then whilst on your cooking vacation, don't miss the Machane Yehuda market in the newer part of Jerusalem. A large bustling market where you can find every sort of fresh produce imaginable as well as spices, unbelievable pastries and breads and many small restaurants each serving it's own special, authentic dishes from across the world and often based on ethnic recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation.
More than just markets
Your cooking vacation in Jerusalem, doesn't need to be confined to markets. Jerusalem has an amazing variety of restaurants many serving traditional foods brought to Israel from places like Morocco, for more details visit to www.chow-chows-secrets.com the Yemen, Kazachstan and Georgia. You can also take a stroll through the Mea Shearim orthodox neighborhood and enjoy some authentic Eastern European Jewish food.
Take the time during your cooking vacation to explore the area around Jerusalem. Just a short drive from the city you will find unique, handmade cheeses, boutique wineries making superb wine from grapes grown in vineyards set on the Jerusalem foothills and some of the finest restaurants in Israel.
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