Urban Terroir?

Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Nazareth, and Haifa

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Tuesday | 14.07.20 | 19:00

Roundtable |

The concept of terroir, or “the taste of place,” traditionally refers to rural areas and is part of a regional culinary discourse (the Mediterranean, the Sham, and Galilee). How do notions of “authentic” and “local” food transform as they move from the village to the alienated city? Does the pluralistic urban space enable an otherwise impossible cooperation? Does taste, as well, undergo gentrification?

Session Three

A Roundtable Series about Food and Politics

Turning the Tables: Palestinian and Israeli Cuisines on the Cutting Board

Live on Facebook and the Van Leer website

Chefs, sommeliers, and scholars, Jews and Arabs, talk about food and politics in the kitchen.


Salah Kurdi | Chef, formerly Al-Jamila and Al-Ashi

Suzanne Matar | Professional cook and researcher

Azri Amram | PhD candidate, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Omar Elwan | Chef



Prof. Daniel Monterescu | Central European University, Budapest

Yair Yosefi | Chef and owner, Brut, Tel Aviv

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