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Joy of Israel 6 - City of David With Israeli Master Chef Tom Franz

This here is part 1 of the amazing 2-part cooking show we produced with beloved Israeli Master Chef Tom Franz!!!!! (I know that’s lots of exclamation points but I am super-duper excited!!!! Can you tell?!??!?!) In the heart of Biblical Jerusalem, in the gorgeous City of David courtyard, under the shade of olive trees, in front of a live audience, we prepared (as in Tom cooked and I helped) 3 recipes featuring the 7 Super Foods of the Bible aka the Sheva Minim: wheat, barley, figs, dates, pomegranates, grapes (wine), and olives (oil).

Recipe Links:
Moroccan Frena Bread
Salmon Waldorf Salad with Yogurt Silan Dressing

On to part two, I know you can't wait for dessert, a divinely sweet end to a spectacular day.

Recipe Link:
Yogurt Silan Pancakes with Whipped White Chocolate Ganache and Sheva Minim Fruit Salad

Special thanks to The City of David Foundation and my knowledgeable, inspiring, and kind tour guide Ze’ev Orenstein. Ze’ev just lives and breathes this stuff, his passion made my visit unforgettable. Click here to watch Joy of Israel 5 - City of David Tour.

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And a super duper special thank you to Beverly Jacobson and the Beverly Catering team for all the behind the scenes food prep for the show and deliciously exquisite tastings for our audience. She is a master at what she does and oh so much more than just a caterer. Do book Beverly for your next event in Israel by emailing her at:

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And last but not least the warmest thank you to Tom Franz and his wife Dana who graciously shared their story and food with us.

For more from Tom, see the amazing recipes he has contributed to our site - Tom Franz Recipes. 

Oops I fibbed a little. Just one more thank you to all of YOU for continuing to support our Joy of Israel series produced together with 12 Tribe Films.

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