Listen now (43 mins) | Before I left for Tel Aviv this summer, I rounded up advice from friends who are chefs, cookbook authors, and seasoned eaters about where to eat. I’ve lived in food-centric cities most of my life, but Tel Aviv is in a class by itself. There are so many good places to eat, it’s hard to whittle it down to just a few.
So good you were there in summer and not fyring the Fall Hamas mayhem
I just wanted to touch base and say how saddened I am about what is happening in Israel, the issues between the two countries is something I have never totally understood. May God help those who are in distress and bless those who have died.
I just listened to the podcast and while I know the point that was being made there were several mistakes said about David Chang and Roy Choi in regards to their food, nationality, and city of origin. It was disappointing to hear since it homogenized them as people and misrepresented their contribution to American food.
OMG, David. Tell me you are not in Tel Aviv right now.
Another wonderful travelogue. Thoroughly enjoyed the read and then listened to the podcast. Definitely food you eat with your eyes first. 😋
I confess to not being a fan of podcasts. Too often there is too much miscellaneous information surrounding the topic at hand, or the podcaster and/or guest go off track and veer onto other subjects. Then they become too long to hold my interest. (Maybe it's me.) Whenever it's possible, I read the podcast instead, so I'm hopeful Substack makes a go of it.
But I was the only one at the dog park this afternoon (well, the dog...) so I tuned in. This podcast grabbed me from the beginning to the end. So much interesting information. I love Middle Eastern food, I've always wanted to go to Tel Aviv, and listening to Amit Aaronsohn was fascinating. I could almost taste the food. Now I want a sabich, and a trip to Israel. Thank you, David.
The picture of the three of you would not open for me, but the drool-worthy food did.
You captured so many nuances with this conversation. Excellent.
Thank you for sharing your travels with us; however, no picture of you, Amit & the chef. Erin Teichman