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Hebrew Food Vocabulary Posted by on Nov 25, 2019 in Uncategorized

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Food is an essential part of our life, and a good opportunity to practice Hebrew.

Breakfast אֲרוּחַת בֹּוקֶר

All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast”, said John Gunther. But breakfast is not only enjoyable, it’s also the most important meal of the day, according to most nutritionists. In the next video the nutritionist Maya Rosman advises how to make a low-calorie version of the typical Israeli breakfast. Use the chart below to practice the vocabulary in the video.

Lunch אֲרוּחַת צָהֳרַיִם

From a culinary point of view, Israel, and Tel Aviv in particular, is a metropolis. You’ll find a variety of cuisines and styles. There are Russian delis, Ethiopian Restaurants, and Asian takeaways. If you are craving European food you can eat it all day long: a croissant in the morning, pizza for lunch, and tapas in the evening. If you are vegetarian or vegan there are endless options. If you eat kosher you can still go out and enjoy kosher Chinese, French, Georgian, and Japanese restaurants. And of course there is the wide variety of Jewish food, both local dishes and dishes brought to Israel by Jews from the Diaspora: falafel, hummus, kugel, shakshouka, cholent, sabich, jachnun, and so on. In the next video a restaurant critic recommends places in Tel-Aviv to eat different Jewish dishes. Use the chart below to practice the vocabulary in the video.

Dinner אֲרוּחַת עֶרֶב

The ingathering of the exiles of Israel creates a variety of restaurants, cafes, kiosks and street food stalls. But there’s nothing more authentic than sitting for a homely dinner with the chefs themselves in their house. An Israeli project called בְּצַוְתָּא (means together, as a team) brings together travelers and locals. It provides travelers in Israel the opportunity to be hosted in an Israeli house and enjoy a friendly chat over a delicious homemade dinner. If you are interested in a unique local experience and wish to make new friendships, make sure to book an Israeli host in Betzavta website before arriving in Israel.

Bon appetit  בְּתֵאָבוֹן

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