Israel to Go-Look and Cook Book
Lara Doel, editor
Lunch Box Press, 2013
Taglit-Birthright Israel sends Jewish adults between the ages of 18 to 26 to Israel to strengthen individual Jewish identity. The program has been a very successful partnership between the government of Israel, private philanthropies and Jewish communities around the world (United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Tidewater Jewish Foundation are significant supporters).
The Look and Cook Book is a small, beautifully illustrated pocket culinary tour through Israel featuring 20 specially selected kosher recipes (including Shakshuka!) designed to be fairly easy for a home cook to follow. Included are Blintzes from Tzfat, Bedouin Pita and Hummous, and Braised Lamb Shank. It was interesting to learn what our Birthright generation (ages 18–26) found to be the best food in Israel.
—Hal Sacks is a retired Jewish communal worker who has reviewed books for Jewish News for more than 30 years.