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Karmiel: Half-Day Cooking Workshop in the Galilee

Karmiel: Half-Day Cooking Workshop in the Galilee

From US$ 140 per person

Do something entirely different on your visit to Israel and spend 3 hours learning how to cook traditional middle-eastern dishes in a hands-on workshop. Afterwards you’ll get to eat the delicious dishes you’ve just prepared at a feast with your host.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Experience the real Galilee through hands-on preparation of traditional Arabic foods
  • Enjoy eating the feast you have prepared
  • Take home some recipes and photos from your cooking workshop
Full description
Maybe you've heard of maqluba, chubeza, and sinye but never realized that the terms belong to the world of authentic Galilean cuisine. On this half-day activity you’ll experience the Galilee through the eyes and palate of a local. This culinary adventure is a unique cultural immersion, unlike anything else you’re likely to do in Israel. A Druze, Muslim, or Christian host will warmly welcome you into their home. After tea and coffee, the workshop begins. You’ll learn to prepare traditional dishes during the 3 hours of a hands-on workshop. The menu changes seasonally, in keeping with the cycle of life in the Galilee. In the winter and spring, your ingredients will include many wild greens, picked fresh from the fields. During the late spring and through the summer, frikki, or smoked green wheat, is on the menu. Once you have finished preparing the delicacies, the group will sit down to enjoy the feast with the host. After spending nearly 4 hours together, you’ll have learned a bit about village life in the Galilee as well as how to prepare some of the traditional foods. You’ll take home recipes that you can prepare for friends and family, and receive photos by email of your cooking workshop experience.
  • 3-hour hands-on food preparation workshop
  • A large middle-eastern banquet (that you have prepared)
  • Photographs taken at the time of the workshop (sent by email)
  • Recipes for the dishes that you make
  • Transportation
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

The typical meeting point is in the car park at the central bus station in the city of Karmiel. The bus station is located 50 meters from the traffic lights at the main entrance to the city, at the first junction within the city. Turn right at the lights to enter the bus station area. There are many other possible meeting points if this isn’t convenient. Please provide information about your accommodation or other location when booking so the best meeting point can be determined.

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  • Tipping is optional, but not compulsory or expected.

Product ID: 39279