The Promised Land

In the Galilee, biblical roots, rich agricultural heritage, and Mediterranean flavors give rise to Israel's most soulful cuisine. For more about the Galilee, see Gabriella Gershenson's article The Promised Land from our May 2013 issue.

Lisa Fisher carries a tray of grilled pita
Lisa Fisher carries a tray of grilled pita topped with za'atar spice and olive oil at Bustan Chaim, her in-laws' orchard in the Upper Galilee, less than a mile from the Lebanon border.Eilon Paz
Uri Jeremias and Fatmeh Wachesh, in the old port city of Akko in Western Galilee
Uri Jeremias and Fatmeh Wachesh, in the old port city of Akko in Western Galilee.Eilon Paz
Erez Komarovsky at his garden in Mitzpe Matat
Erez Komarovsky at his garden in Mitzpe Matat.Eilon Paz
Pistachio trees near the village of Gush Halav
Pistachio trees near the village of Gush Halav.Eilon Paz
A stretch of highway along the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel
A stretch of highway along the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel.Eilon Paz
Gera Egozi, a member of the Parliament at Ayelet HaShahar, a kibbutz near the town of Kiryat Shmona
Gera Egozi, a member of the Parliament at Ayelet HaShahar, a kibbutz near the town of Kiryat Shmona.Eilon Paz
Turkish coffee at the Parliament
Turkish coffee at the Parliament.Eilon Paz
Moshe Lev Sercarz at his home in Upper Galilee
Moshe Lev Sercarz at his home in Upper Galilee.Eilon Paz