A few weeks ago I went on a fun foodie outing to a city in Israel called Ramle. Beth (of fabulous food blog Beth Michelle) and I drove up from Be’er Sheva to meet with Liz of Cafe Liz and Sarah of Food Bridge. It’s a fascinating place with a wonderful shuk (market) and a vibrant Indian-Jewish community. I came back with wonderful goodies like curry leaves and tamarind paste! We were in amazing hands with Liz and Sarah, who also happen to lead food tours through Ramle with Israel Food Tours. I have to admit that I’m a little worn out (but happy!) from a week of the in-laws visiting, so I’ll let Sarah and Liz’s blogs and my photos do most of the talking!
Pumpkin and cardoons. For a wonderful cardoon recipe check out Sarah’s Cardoon and Meatball Tagine
Artichokes and more in season at the Ramle shuk
A store selling dried fruits and nuts in the shuk and fresh-squeezed pomegranate juice
Quite possibly my favorite part of the trip to Ramle – The Pool of the Arches, underground cisterns that you can rowboat around. Yup, you can row around all 20-square meters. A quirky, bizarre, wonderful activity. “Who hasn’t heard of Ramle’s Pool of the Arches?” the pamphlet asked…