Breads Like Laffa, Pita, and Babka Are Ingrained in Israeli Culture

Regina Schrambling

Pita may be what you think of as Israel’s main grain. But the country’s breads as interpreted in this country are so much more than just a vehicle for hummus. Chefs and bakers, some of whom emigrated from Israel, are putting their twists on the traditional breads key to an Israeli meal. As Eldad Shem Tov of Brooklyn’s Glasserie says, “In Israel, there’s no way you eat...