Monday, May 10, 2010

Everyday food in Israel is like everyday Israel: looting and usurpation

"Shakshuka, a messy tomato-and-egg stew Solomonov spikes with the spicy Tunisian chile paste harissa, is probably Israel’s most popular egg dish. For the most authentic version, he took his team to Jaffa’s beloved Doktor Shakshuka, where owner Bino Gabso mans the stove. “Hummus day” meant a trip to Ali Karavan in Jaffa. Solomonov has spent months perfecting his hummus for Zahav and considers Ali Karavan’s traditional version—a mix of chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice and tahini (sesame paste)—the best in Israel. “Americans have this misconception that hummus is strongly lemony and garlicky,” Solomonov says. “Or worse, that it comes in lots of flavors. Israelis don’t do flavors. If you want to get a little crazy, you order masabacha,” he says, referring to a fancier version served warm, with whole chickpeas and a blend of tahini and lemon juice added to the center." (Thanks Marcy)

Palestine? stolen
Shakshuka? stolen
Hummus? stolen
Tahini? stolen
Musabbaha? stolen and massacred as "masabacha"

As if we needed more evidence of Zionist usurpation of land and culture. Israel: what a classic colonial entity! But look at the comments to the article...

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