About Janna Gur

I was born and raised in the former Soviet Union and immigrated to Israel in 1974. I am the founder and chief editor or Al Hashulchan Gastronomic Monthly, the leading Israeli food and wine magazine. I'm writing to you from Tel Aviv.

New Israeli Recipes: Eggplants Galore

By December 29, 2008

Last week, Janna Gur, author of The Book of New Israeli Food, posted some insightful and entertaining stories about her book.  In light of this week’s holiday bonanza, Janna has graciously provided us with some of her new Israeli recipes … Read More

New Israeli Recipes: Citrus Semolina Cake

By December 28, 2008

Last week, Janna Gur, author of The Book of New Israeli Food, posted some insightful and entertaining stories about her book.  In light of this week’s holiday bonanza, Janna has graciously provided us with some of her new Israeli recipes … Read More

New Israeli Recipes: Couscous Soup

By December 27, 2008

Last week, Janna Gur, author of The Book of New Israeli Food, posted some insightful and entertaining stories about her book.  In light of this week’s holiday bonanza, Janna has graciously provided us with some of her new Israeli recipes … Read More

Don’t Be That Tourist

By December 19, 2008

Let’s say you see a group of tourists sitting down for a meal in an obvious tourist trap. They happily peruse the menu and chat with the waiter, certain that a pleasant meal is in store for them. But you … Read More

A Dining Hall for the Opera

By December 18, 2008

If I know anything about anything, the restaurant where we just had dinner is about to become the hottest spot in Tel Aviv. The food was terrific, the prices are sweet, and a small crowd waited at the doorstep of … Read More

Grandmas’ Cooking

By December 17, 2008

My grandmothers were great cooks, other than that you couldn’t find two less similar women. My elegant  paternal Granny Vera despised the kitchen (she preferred her piano), but when she was reduced to the need to cook she turned out … Read More

The Miracle of Coffee

By December 16, 2008

Every woman has different memories of her pregnancy. I just wanted to sleep. The constant drowsiness took over my thoughts and habits during these long nine months, and I craved coffee. Good, strong cappuccino, which I had discovered a few … Read More

My First Hummus

By December 15, 2008

Janna Gur, author of The Book of New Israeli Food, is guest blogging this week as one of Jewcy‘s Lit Klatsch bloggers. Janna’s book is a cookbook highlighting foods of the Jewish Diaspora. In Israel hummus is a religion. There … Read More