Israeli Baking Traditions Cross Cultures at Breads Bakery

Regina Schrambling

Uri Scheft of Breads Bakery in New York City has probably the best sense—cerebral and tactile—of the breads of Israel both here and there. He splits his time between his ovens in Manhattan and his shop in Tel Aviv

What would you say are the quintessential breads of Israel?

It’s the pita—you see it everywhere. To me, it’s genius bread—you use it for sandwiches,...