Daily Archives: May 1, 2019

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Celebrate Israel at May events

PHOTO: An Israeli flag flutters on PSU’s campus during Israel Week last year. The Artists 4 Israel event brought artists to PSU campus to create a pro-Israel mural as well as custom designed t-shirts.    Compiled by Deborah Moon Groups around the state are planning events to observe two Israeli holidays this month. Yom Hazikaron…

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Chef Mor Cohen

By Mala Blomquist & Deborah Moon   Mor Cohen is the head chef at the Herbert Samuel restaurant, located at The Ritz-Carlton in Herzliya, Israel. The restaurants namesake, Herbert Samuel, was a Liberal British politician who was appointed in 1920 as the first British High Commissioner of Palestine. The Herbert Samuel is a modern Hebrew…

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Portland at vortex of Israeli food wave

PHOTO: Above, Aviv’s Enchanted Forest seasonal mushrooms, chard, fiddlehead ferns, harif, couscous, cashew labneh and za’atar. At right, Aviv Chef Tal Caspi.   Two food trends have been making the news in recent years: The rise of Israeli cuisine and Portland’s reputation as a foodie destination. Bon Appétit magazine named Portland its “Restaurant City of…

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Young adults get taste of Israel on free Birthright trips

PHOTOS by Sarah Northrop/sartakespics.com Taglit-Birthright, a free 10-day trip to Israel for Jewish young adults, has provided an eye-opening and life-changing experience for more than 650,000 participants who have experienced Israel since Birthright launched in 1999. Hundreds of classic, campus and themed tours are available each year. Trips are operated by various trip organizers, but…

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Chef Meir Adoni

By Mala Blomquist & Deborah Moon To say Chef Meir Adoni is a busy man is an understatement. In Tel Aviv, he owns Lumina, a modern Israeli bistro located on the seafront, and Blue Sky, located on the rooftop of the Carlton Hotel with a rich vegetarian and fish menu. Meir also owns Layla in…

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Chef Alon Shaya

By Mala Blomquist & Deborah Moon Although he now lives in New Orleans, Chef Alon Shaya tributes Israel for how he thinks about food and the eating culture at his two restaurants Saba (grandfather in Hebrew) in New Orleans and Safta (grandmother) in Denver. The James Beard award winner admits he loves to cook Italian…