CAARI COOKS! January 23, 2020


Oh, yes we do!  Late in the afternoon,  after our community service work and lunch, we drove to South Tel Aviv to the Dan Gourmet Culinary  School.  This is the place where the Dan Chain hotels, like the King David, Dan Panarama, train their chefs.  For several years, CAARI has been enjoying culinary classes at this wonderful facility with the best chefs!

Chef Arik was our instructor with 2 other assistants.  The kitchen had one large station for all of us to work.  This year we prepared ‘Food from the Galilee’: .  

CAARI Menu   Arab flat break with nigella & za’atar baked in a stone tabun
Fatush Salad (selection of fresh vegetables & pita courtons)
Tubule salad with herbs
Grilled eggplant on open fire with tahini & date honey
Mesahan chicken, onion & sumac
Siena of lamb with tahini & red tomatoes
Local kebab & grilled eggplant
Open fire vegetables
Sahlab – hot creamy dessert with rose water, nuts & coconut milk
Served with a local red and white wine 


Arik first explained the recipes, and gave us a few tips cooking including specific spices that we would be using, like sumac, nigella, za’atar, bulgar and other ingrediients.  

We chopped, cut, sliced, grilled, stirred and came out with an amazing dinner for us to enjoy. YUM!  What could be better than an authentic meal?

Colorful, healthy and tasty!

Another great day!  CAARI does cook!  

The Canadian American Active Retirees in Israel, CAARI, offers active seniors a unique opportunity to experience Israel. The program is designed to explore the biblical landscapes, follow the footsteps of the early pioneers, and envision the future of our Homeland. The CAARI Program includes community service, toursa speakers forum and the camaraderie of the CAARI Family. The Program is designed for to feel, touch, hear and see Israel from the mountains to the desert, from sea to sea, and from ancient to modern.

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