Seasonal Vegetable Mezze Makes the Israeli Table

Emily Fiffer

If you’ve read the news in the last half century, you’re likely aware of the struggle between Israelis and Palestinians for land ownership: cease fires and broken cease fires; violence; a heavy toll on both sides. But there’s another story—one that sees far fewer headlines—that’s imperative to tell. It’s one that reflects a culture that’s brilliantly convivial, unfailingly generous and endlessly hungry.

In the Israel you don’t read about...