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A great combination of the local food and culture wrapped up in to a single experience.

Highly recommend this cooking class, it was a great combination of learning about the Druze culture... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2018
Mitchell A
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Wayne NJ
Great experience learning to cook foods local to this region

Had an awesome time with Pnina and Paul. The food was delicious and both Paul and Pnina were... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2018
Kevin C
,
Arlington, Texas
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Are you travelling in Israel and looking for something off the beaten track? Galileat brings you different types of activities that the whole family will love.Makluba, Hubeza, Sinya…Maybe you've heard the names but never realized that it's authentic Galilean food. Galileat gives you an authentic experience that will make your trip to Israel an unforgettable one. We will show you Israel through the eyes, and palate, of a local. Our culinary adventures allow the participant a hands-on, true to life cultural immersion. It is a unique experience, unlike anything else you've ever done in Israel. You complete one of our cooking workshops having learnt how to cook something that you might, or might not have heard about , having eaten what you prepare with your host, and will understand a little better how people live in the rural Galilee. Oh, and let's not forget…it's a whole lot of fun!!!We have Druze, Moslem and Christian hosts, all of whom exemplify the middle-eastern custom of hachnasat orchim; warmly welcoming guests into their homes. The day starts (after tea and coffee, of course) with approximately 3 hours of hands-on preparation of traditional dishes. In the winter and spring, it is many wild greens, picked fresh from the fields. Late spring and summer, frikki (smoked green wheat) is on the menu. The menu changes seasonally, in keeping with the cycle of life in the Galilee. Once we have finished preparing the delicacies, we all sit and enjoy our feast. Culinary tourism is not just about good eating. That you can do at home. It's about exploring foreign cultures through taste, smell and experience.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Karmiel, Israel
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Had an awesome time with Pnina and Paul. The food was delicious and both Paul and Pnina were gracious hosts and tried to include eveyone in the task of cooking the meal and learning about the Druze culture and life in Norther Israel. Highly recommend...More

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Reviewed January 17, 2018

We learned about the Druze religion and history and then had a wonderful, healthy, interesting meal while watching the sun set out of Pnina's dining room window. As promised, Paul sent the recipes for the dinner. I can't wait to make the Sinye and lemonade...More

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Reviewed January 10, 2018

Lunch at Pnina's home home was a highlight for our family. She was lovely and the food was delicious! Our kids 16 and 12 loved being able to help cook.

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Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the delicious and very plentiful dinner as well as learning about the Druze religion. Paul sent the recipes when we arrived home, and my granddaughters are looking forward to eating the Druze food again. This was a wonderful experience.

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Reviewed January 7, 2018

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Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

My family did a tour with a cooking class, lunch, and visit to the local market and it was one of our favorite parts of our trip to Israel! The food was absolutely incredible, Paul was a very fun and knowledgeable guide, and Roudenna was...More

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Reviewed December 5, 2017

We had Paul arranged a dinner with Waggii & Amina B'seis a beautiful Dhrue's family. Paul Galileat paid attention to all the details. We all enjoyed the dinner together and Paul translated for us as we learned about a culture and religion that evening. I...More

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Reviewed November 18, 2017

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Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

Honestly, the culinary tour we took with Paul was a trip highlight. We started the day at a goat farm where we sampled many cheeses. One was fresher and better than the next. The coffee there was great and the coconut sorbet was addictive. Next...More

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