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Galilean Cooking Workshop

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    Makluba, Hubeza, Sinya… Maybe you've heard the names but never realized that it's authentic Galilean food. Galileat gives you an authentic experience that will make your trip to Israel an unforgettable one. We will show you Israel through the eyes, and palate, of a local. Our culinary adventures allow the participant a hands-on, true to life cultural immersion. It is a unique experience, unlike anything else you've ever done in Israel. You complete one of our cooking workshops having learnt how to cook something new and different , having eaten what you prepare with your host, and will understand a little better how people live in the rural Galilee. Oh, and let's not forget, it's a whole lot of fun!

    We have Druze, Muslim and Christian hosts, all of whom exemplify the middle-eastern custom of hachnasat orchim; warmly welcoming guests into their homes. Our hosts live in villages throughout the Galilee, including Dali'at el Carmel, near Haifa, Julis in the Western Galilee, Arrabeh in the Lower Galilee and Maghar, not far from the Kinneret.

    The day starts with tea and coffee and introductions to your host family, their village and way of life. We continue with approximately 3 hours of hands-on preparation of traditional dishes. In the winter and spring, it is many wild greens, picked fresh from the fields. Late spring and summer, frikki (smoked green wheat) is on the menu. The menu changes seasonally, in keeping with the cycle of life in the Galilee. Once we have finished preparing the delicacies, we all sit and enjoy our feast. The best way to learn about the Galilee and to obtain an understanding of the Galilean way of life is to be welcomed into their homes and hear what they have to say, over the chopping board.
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    Reviewed 2 July 2019

    I had no idea what to expect when I saw this on our itinerary, but it ended up being one of the more moving moments of our trip. Our host was so welcoming, she answered so many questions and was forthcoming about her fascinating culture....More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank alix s
    Reviewed 8 December 2018

    Paul arranged a bespoke tour and cooking workshop for a friend and me last week. What a lovely experience. Paul is relaxed, knowledgeable and a lot of fun. I was more interested in an authentic experience. We were taken to the best open air market,...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank sofiabotticelli
    Reviewed 24 October 2018

    What an experience to be invited into a Druze family's home and hear firsthand (Paul translated) about the religion. We were offered a cup of local coffee (a shot) and some local cookies, then went into the open kitchen area and learned to make six...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank Andrea R
    Reviewed 13 October 2018

    We were two families travelling together with 4 teenagers aged 12-15 and this cooking workshop activity was really enjoyed by everyone.It provided a very personal experience to learn about the Druze food and culture and the dinner we helped to create was delicious. Pnina and...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    1  Thank Karen0673
    Reviewed 8 October 2018

    We had a wonderful day with Paul, discovering the Druze culture through food and family. My spouse, mother-in-law and I met Paul nearby the home where a lovely Druze family invited us into their home to learn, ask questions and most importantly...EAT! Zarafat and Yasmin...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank johnphurley
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    • Duration: 3h
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    • Languages Offered: English, Arabic, French, German
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