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What the heck is a cacao nib? And other wild food trends, demystified

The changing landscape of food can be pretty amazing. Allow us to clear up a few things.


Culinary News

A view of the convention floor at the 2018 Summer Fancy Food Show at Jacob Javits Center in New York.

At the Summer Fancy Food Show, Israel's influence runs deep

The country's culinary creations, from beet-infused couscous to trendy wine water, dotted every corner of the NYC festival.

O. Vine Wine Water is the creation of Israeli entrepreneur Anat Levi.

This water tastes just like wine – and won't give you a hangover

Can an alcohol-free wine be the start of a new beverage category? A conversation with the woman behind the new drink.

products from the fancy food show

New and fun foods we discovered at the Summer Fancy Food Show

These fascinating products could be in your pantry soon.

Falafel variations collage

How to incorporate falafel into every meal

If you're not satisfied with the simple street food version, check out these super-creative variations of falafel from our resident chefs.

extra-virgin olive oil

Is it smart to fry food in olive oil?

I've heard both sides of the argument, and I'm determined to find the answer once and for all.

Sarah F. Berkowitz recording the 'Our Friend from Israel' podcast.

Episode 6: Sarah F. Berkowitz, Israeli food expert and recipe author

Our resident chef on her favorite meals and how cooking creates bonds between friends and family.

Fresh, local, in-season cuisine is the focus at Helena, a restaurant in the port city of Caesarea, Israel.

At this Israeli restaurant, fresh figs are front and center

Helena Restaurant in Caesarea reimagines classic cuisine with new flavors and ingredients.

26-year-old James Beard Rising Star Chef nominee Camille Cogswell of Zahav in Philidelphia.

How this pastry chef went from bagel maker to James Beard Award winner

The food world is singing the praises of Zahav's 27-year-old Camille Cogswell.

raspberry lemon cream pie

No-bake Mother’s Day pie ideas for kitchen novices

All the flavors blended into Mom's favorite desserts, without the frustration, heat and long wait.

red pitaya cut up on wooden board

Introducing the pitaya, 2018's hot new superfruit

This sweet fruit, also known as dragon fruit, comes with a host of health benefits and is very easy to grow. So why hasn't anyone heard of it?

genie oven and soup

​This tiny instant cooker is like a Keurig for meals

Fast food has never been quite this fast.

poppy rugelach cookie

I tried to recreate my favorite cookie, and the fail was epic

Marzipan Bakery in Israel makes the most amazing rugelach, and I was determined to make these gooey, chocolate cookies myself.

trendy foods collage

What the heck is a cacao nib? And other wild food trends, demystified

The changing landscape of food can be pretty amazing. Allow us to clear up a few things.

Israeli food includes hummus, falafel and other Mediterranean staples.

How well do you know the history of food?

From sabich to polenta to pierogi, test your knowledge on the origins of your favorite foods.

The new "Zahav" cookbook features a lot of different dishes, including a variety of Mediterranean salads.

And the No. 1 food trend for 2018 is ...

From sweet to savory, from halloumi to harissa, the flavors of Israel prevail as a top cuisine this year.