Israeli Kitchen

Espresso cupcake with caramelized banana, peanut is one of Ron Ben-Israel's favorite dessert ideas.Israeli KitchenPhoto: The Food Network

Ghoulishly good Halloween dessert ideas

Celebrity pastry chef Ron Ben-Israel reveals his favorite creepy confections and baked creations.

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7 vegan versions of your favorite comfort foods

For the plant-based folk among us, there's no reason to deny yourself the goodness of comforting, hearty meals.

Butternut squash stuffed with quinoa.

8 reasons to fall in love with squash this fall

Those plump little veggies are rich in color, flavor and nutrition. Don't miss out on the many wonderful ways to cook with them.

Chef Ron Ben-Israel attends City Harvest's 22nd Annual Bid Against Hunger at Pier 36 on Oct. 6, 2016, in New York City.

Ron Ben-Israel dishes out his best at City Harvest fundraiser

The acclaimed cake designer took an active role in helping to end hunger in NYC during City Harvest's Big Against Hunger.

Shakshouka is a traditional Mediterranean breakfast with eggs, tomatoes and vegetables.

5 mouth-watering places to eat shakshouka

Move over eggs Benedict; shakshouka is the new star of brunch.

The Mediterranean diet celebrates natural, protein-rich eating and also allows for the occasional glass of wine.

This lifestyle change could save 20,000 lives every year

New research reveals the diet that helps people live longer, healthier lives.

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10 unconventional cookie recipes that go beyond chocolate chip

Try these inventive cookie combinations for your next gathering, or just for some good, wholesome snacking.

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Conde Nast's 'where to eat' list salutes Mediterranean cuisine

Magazine says 3 Mediterranean-inspired U.S. restaurants are must-dine destinations.

Momma camels and their babies enjoy the scenery on Riegler's 35-acre ranch.

Meet the cowboy who's mainstreaming camel milk

Gil Riegler has been called the "Dr. Dolittle of dromedaries." He's shepherding a bizarre (and healthy) new food trend that makes camel milk seem like the new almond milk.

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How much do you actually know about Mediterranean food?

Do you know your shawarma from your shakshouka? See if you can ace this food quiz.

Wine has been produced in this region for thousands of years.

Move over, Bordeaux: There's a new wine country on the map

Wine Spectator magazine explores how Israel is shaping the winemaking industry.

Full English breakfast

These breakfast spreads are food’s way of saying ‘VERY good morning’

Behold what a difference a good breakfast can make.

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Do you know your world-famous chefs?

See how well you fare in identifying the top names in celebrity cookery.

golden acorn squash with harvest rice blend

Why is fall the best season for food? These 7 recipes

The lovely flavors of autumn are just around the corner. Is your appetite ready?

Cake designer Ron Ben-Israel presents a cake for a bride on her wedding day.

Ron Ben-Israel's tips for choosing the perfect wedding cake

The man known as 'Sweet Genius' dishes his best advice for couples on presentation, style and cost.

A half order of chicken comes with a split breast, thigh and drumstick — and donut

City goes crazy for fried chicken with a Mediterranean twist

I found out why chef Michael Solomonov's Federal Donuts is a Philadelphia institution.