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Karmiel, Israel
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Arab Cooking Workshop and Market Tour from Arraba
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Private tour of the Western Galilee
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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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Karmiel, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank lab100242017
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

Thank lflickkkkk
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

This experience was absolutely amazing, wonderful, unique and unforgettable! Being able to cook with Roudena's family and then also being able to spend time with them was so special!! Paul was so amazing and enabled us to communicate with Roudena and her family despite speaking...More

Thank Mia K
Reviewed September 2, 2017

Experiencing a peek of another's culture over food is always a good start. Peter introduced us to a terrific Druze family in northern Israel. We listened to family history and practices. The exposure was both eye opening and good fun. Then we followed the cooking...More

Thank DASBarcelona
Reviewed August 12, 2017

This hands on cooking experience that four couples did together was outstanding. We learned, ate what we cooked and now have in our repertoire new and interesting recipes that are delicious. The couple whose home we were at were warm, welcoming and full of information....More

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Reviewed August 7, 2017

We (an extended family of 18 people w/kids ranging 10-18yrs) were received into a lovely Druze home to learn about the life of the Druze. They are a unique part of Israeli culture. We then did a cooking workshop where we learned how and actually...More

Thank Christina A
Reviewed August 1, 2017

Six of us visiting Israel joined our two friends who live in Israel for this memorable culinary and cultural experience. We were excited to have a different type of Israeli experience and were not disappointed. Our Druze hosts warmly welcomed us into their home with...More

Thank Beth00
Reviewed July 14, 2017

Is difficult to describe the experiences that one MUST live! We really appreciate this cooking workshop of course for the food but mostly for the experience itself. We learn about the meaning of cooking during Ramadan, our hostess was really kind and teach us a...More

Thank ClauGI
Reviewed July 11, 2017

We were honored and wowed by this experience. We were welcomed in to a Druze home and actively partook in learning and cooking a traditional Druze meal. We traveled with our 4 teenagers (read between the lines) and they each LOVED this experience! Highly recommend...More

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