Gourmet restaurants and cafes, internationally celebrated chefs, award-winning wines and chocolates, beers and teas – in the last 20 years Israel has undergone a food revolution.

Today the country has become a food critic’s delight. With a population that hails from dozens of countries around the globe, Israel is creating a unique new Israeli cuisine that combines fresh, top-quality Mediterranean ingredients with a whole lot of Israeli chutzpah.

ISRAEL21c reporters, Viva Press and Ruthie Blum talk to Leon Alcalai, a chef, culinary consultant and cookbook author, and Shir Halpern, a chef, journalist and one of the co-founders of the Farmer’s Market at Tel Aviv Port.

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