From Melting Pot to Fusion Cuisine: A Culinary and Wine trip Led by the “Doyenne” of Jewish cooking Joan Nathan

Food Author Joan Nathan

Join Food Author Joan Nathan to explore Israel’s vibrant culinary scene with all of its cultural richness and diversity. Israel has undergone a long journey from its early “melting pot” days, until today. Today, diversity is once again celebrated. Original ethnicities and backgrounds are again displayed with pride. This process is witnessed beautifully in Israel’s rich cuisine scene, offering numerous authentic restaurants and an emerging unique Israeli fusion kitchen, celebrating the fascinating mosaic that is Israel’s society.


  • Tour of Tel Aviv’s open-air markets and taste authentic dishes and meet with local vendors. Learn about the rise in the Shuk (market) scene in Israel
  • Hand’s on cooking workshops with Israel’s leading chefs
  • Taste prize-winning wines at boutique wineries and learn about the latest innovations
  • Experience a totally unique culinary event that will challenge your senses.  You will be served various dishes in total darkness, escorted by blind waiters.
  • Support the IDF by helping prepare a pampering diner for soldiers under the guidance of Joan Nathan
  • A progressive meal in the homes of three families from three different cultures – Ethiopian, Hungarian and Moroccan
  • Dine each night in a different premier chef restaurant

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9 days


Culinary, Wine




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