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A Culinary Journey to Food Markets in Israel and in the Palestinian Territories
By: HALIVA, David
Basta in both Hebrew and Arabic means market stall, the place where you can find everything that is local, seasonal and farm-to-table fresh. But the Basta is also where Jews and Arabs come together as producers, sellers, customers and neighbors, where culinary passions and daily shopping supersede suspicion and conflict.
From Tel Aviv's Carmel Market and Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda to the colorful stalls of Nablus and Bethlehem, BASTA is a new and innovative cookbook offering a behind-the-scenes tour of the rich and lively food scene that dominates the markets of Israel and Palestine. Unlike other cookbooks, this project also explores the stories behind the food, coupled with stunning photography and fresh, easy-to-prepare recipes. A book for foodies and cooks, as well as armchair travelers, BASTA offers a perfect balance between the intellectual and the practical – a tour guide, a cookbook and a work of art.
Photos by Dan Perez