Israeli Food with Sheilah Kaufman

Discover the Culinary Mosaic of Israel 

A Food and Wine Journey to Israel


Sheilah Kaufman

An exciting, one-of-a-kind, ten night gastronomic journey throughout Israel showcasing the country's multicultural cuisine and its diverse historical roots, while exploring Israel's geographical regions and premier historic, religious, and archaeological attractions

Join Sheila Kaufman

Travel with Sheilah, award winning author of 26 cookbooks, renowned food editor, culinary instructor and prominent lecturer, on a never-before trip introducing you to the rich and delectable tapestry of Israeli food while exploring the classical highlights of Israeli tourism.


Travel throughout Israel and learn about Israel’s multicultural cuisines, from Yemenite to Balkan, Polish to Persian, savoring the flavors and aromas of traditional foods at ethnic restaurants throughout Israel. 


Discover wineries in the Judean Hills, the Galilee and Golan and sample from Israel’s best  wine offerings. 


Visit gourmet creameries and sample exquisite cheese and dairy products manufactured by Israel's award-winning cheese masters.


Enjoy the sights, scents, spices and tastes of Israel’s bazaars and markets in Tel-Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem.


Learn about Israeli Chocolate manufacturing. 


For hands-on experience,attend cooking classes, learn new recipes and hear lectures about the multitude of traditions, histories, ingredients, flavors and cooking styles that contribute to Israel's culinary landscape.


And, in-between, visit Israel’s major cities and tour Israel’s premier historic, religious, and archaeological attractions with a professional tour guide in a relaxed atmosphere unlike any other organized group tour.

Did You Know

That in February 2013, at an elegant ceremony at the Louvre, in Paris, two Israeli cookbooks called "Seafoodpedia" and "Jerusalem, A Cookbook" won "Best in World" in the Mediterranean Cuisine category at the renowned Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, which are dubbed "the Oscars of international cookbooks."

That the International Dairy Federation chose to host the IDF World Dairy Summit 2014 in Tel Aviv, Israel. 

That Max Brenner Chocolate - the international All-Day-Long Chocolate desert sensation originated in Raanana Israel and has recently opened locations in New York, Philadelphia and here in Bethesda?

That Bright Food Group, China's second largest food producer, intends to acquire Tunva, Israel's largest dairy and food manufacturer, for an estimated price of 10 billion yuan (US$1.63 billion)?

That celebrated chef and TV celebrity Anthony Bourdain explored the rich history, food and culture of Israel, the PA and Gaza on the CNN show "Parts Unknown".

That Nobu - the celebrated New York restaurant owned by Robert DeNiro will open a Nobu restaurant at the Ritz Carlton in Herzelia Israel?

That the New Yorker Magazine wrote about Yotam Ottolenghi - A bright Israeli chef - "that has quietly changed the way people in Britain shop, cook and eat" and that his restaurants in London have made him London's latest culinary celebrity?

The New Max Brenner in Bethesda, Maryland

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 Tour Includes

Limited Availability

April 29 to May 10, 2014*

$2829.00 (Excluding Air Fare)**

* Tour dates and itinerary subject to change.

**Tour price subject to change.

If you would like to join Sheilah Kaufman on this exciting, enlightening and one-of-a-kind journey to Israel, or for more information,

please use the following contact options:

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Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Hacarmel Market in Tel Aviv

Lewinsky Market in Tel Aviv