Love to cook, love to eat.
Hi all, nice to meet you and welcome to the Mujaddara project!
My name is Omry Gelber, 37, husband and father of three.
Born and raised in Israel, the land of peace (I wish, but at least there is good food here). I am not a chef but an amateur glutton who loves to eat.
I loved eating and cooking since I remember myself.
I’m a mixture of West and East holding both European and Middle Eastern roots. As for the food, I definitely know which side I prefer.
Israel is a very diverse area with both Jewish and Arab towns and villages. We occasionally enjoy to meet the people around and discover new places, a lot if it is done threw the stomach.
Israel itself is a huge melting pot that gathered immigrants from many countries around the world.
That unification brought an immense amount of food varieties, products and recipes.
With all the respect for the food that was brought back from Europe those who came from the Middle East countries like Marco, Alger, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Surya and Lebanon brought the exotics flavors and spices.
For every dish there are many versions depending on the region’s taste, availability of products and also the person or family that made it.
In this recipe website I tend to bring those version loved by me, including a few tweaks here and there.
As for cuisine recipe tagging (Israeli, Palestinian, Lebanon and such)…
I am aware of the issue wrong “location tagging” can cause, especially for a Jewish Israeli like me writing Arab recipes.
Please Remember that the cause of this project is to bring hearts together and farther introduce the amazing Arab cousin.
I come in peace. Write me.