• Location: Tel Aviv, Israel

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Vegetarian: Spicy Rice Noodle Salad with Cabbage and Tofu

Will lemon juice work instead of lime? I can't find limes where I live (for real).

We Try Canfield's Diet Chocolate Fudge Soda

My grandparents ALWAYS had this at their house when I was a kid. Thanks for the memories!

Do You Do "Big Breakfasts"?

I would rather have a big breakfast than a big lunch OR dinner. I love breakfast. Trying to recall my biggest breakfast, but it's hard to say. This is embarrassing, but I tear it up in Cracker Barrel or Waffle House whenever I travel down south. I never got enough biscuits in NY!

Where to Get Congee in Chinatown, NYC

I highly recommend Bonjuk in Flushing on Northern Blvd.

Maple-, Pecan-, and Bacon-Stuffed French Toast

Is it only 3/4 cup of pecans or is it 3/4 cup x 2 of pecans? It appears in the recipe twice. I assuming only 3/4 cup but just checking :).

A Pizza My Mind: On Pizza-Like Objects

Pizza borekas - weird but sometimes enjoyable. You never know if you're going to get just sauce and cheese, or sauce and cheese and oregano, or maybe even an olive or two in there.

Cleaning a stainless steel kettle

After a little vinegar soak, the deposits came right off! Perfect!

Cleaning a stainless steel kettle

I was thinking vinegar or lemon! I'm in Israel so the water is really minerally. That makes sense. I'm sure the smell will be horrid but at least I'll have a clean pot!

Wish I could find barkeeper's friend or CLR or Comet. I haven't seen any of that here yet. I used to use Barkeeper's Friend all the time. Maybe they sell it here but I haven't found it.

Thanks so much for the suggestions!

Breakfast at the Airport: The Good and The Bad

Oh yeah, I forgot bananas. When all other options look awful, I go for a banana.

Breakfast at the Airport: The Good and The Bad

Dude. The breakfast options at LaGuardia are the WORST. Whenever I flew out of there (used to do it a lot) I either brought breakfast with me or got a bagel and hard boiled eggs from Au Bon Pain. That and a little cream cheese was not great but doable.

Worst airport food was a ham sandwich from the airport San Jose in Costa Rica. Just tasteless and awful. Best? Definitely a huge Jerusalem salad from Aroma cafe in Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv. Fresh salad, fresh bread on the side - delicious.

Snapshots from Israel: Jaffa Port Market

If any SEaters come to Israel, let me know! I just moved here alone and would love to go food exploring. I'm in Tel Aviv, and haven't been to this market yet. I'll check it out this week!

Cereal Eats: Kashi's Seasonal Flavors

Autumn Wheat = one of my absolute favorite Kashi cereals! I can eat it plain. Yum.

Dishes you eat when sick

Another vote for savory rice porridge. Spicy kimchee and octopus jook is my go-to. Chicken soup, too.

Also, I make a drink with cinnamon sticks, ginger, and honey. Just simmer the cinnamon and ginger (sliced), strain, and add honey. It's fantastic hot or cold.

Maybe you can make tortilla soup with your broth?

Feel better!

Food Artisans: Monks Meats

I should be getting my first order delivered tomorrow. Hoping it's delicious!

Moving - what to take (the BARE essentials)?

Israel has different voltage, so I'll be buying any appliances I need there.

Moving - what to take (the BARE essentials)?

BTW Kenji - The other thing I was considering bringing is my Calphalon 10" covered omelette pan, which I see is on the list! That pan is too nice to leave behind.

Moving - what to take (the BARE essentials)?

Thanks for the comments! I am moving to Israel, so I know I'll be able to buy things pretty easily.

Traveller - True that baking sheets there are smaller, but so are the ovens. I won't be doing much baking at first (no oven), so I'll probable wait on that.

Littauer - That heat diffuser looks interesting!

Dashofginger - I was also thinking about taking my small colander. And my tongs. Can't go without either of those!

Kenji - I have had that list bookmarked for just this reason!

Mr. Nick - When I visited Israel last time, the only cutting board available in the apartment I rented was glass. Ugh. Awful.

So...I'm thinking a good knife or two, small mesh strainer, tongs, measuring spoons/cups, cutting board, and maybe a scale.

Keep the suggestions coming!

Cookie Monster: Campfire Cookies

There is a bakery near me that makes cookies with marshmallows. They do spread but the end result is nice and crunchy.

The 25 Best Things I Ate in Israel

I am moving to Israel soon and I CAN'T WAIT! Going to be living close to Carmel shuk. Heaven!

Have You Tried Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks?

Love these! And yes, gargupie they do sell them at Whole Foods. I get mine at EF Bowery. They have them in the refrigerated drink section.

DIY vs. Buy: How to Make Strawberry Liqueur

This is awesome. I love Fragoli, and I will definitely be making this!

Korean Rice Cakes (Dok Boki)

I have made this several times and it never fails me. Delicious.