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About Galileat
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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9 reviews
Experience Galilee’s rich flavors and legendary hospitality in a village cooking class near Haifa, and cook lunch in a local kitchen. Join a Druze, Muslim or Christian family for a traditional coffee then prepare a seasonal menu. Local favorites include makluba, hubeza and sinya; wild greens, smoked green wheat and regional vegetables that infuse the dishes with a distinctive Galilean flavor. Share the feast around the family table, and get a unique taste of village life.
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Experience the flavors of the Galilee in northern Israel. Known as a fertile, food producing region, Tiberias and the surrounding areas have a rich history of farming and foodie culture. Taste locally made goat’s cheese, and boutique wines, and enjoy a freshly prepared Galilean lunch comprised of fresh, local products from the surrounding area. Vegetarian options are available and the day’s itinerary van be flexible according to your tastes.
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from $170.00
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Discover the Galilee’s distinctive flavors and rich traditions on a full-day culinary tour from Haifa. Sample goat’s cheese, visit a local olive oil press and sip freshly roasted Arab coffee. Explore the local market, where vendors display vivid mounds of spices and ripe, lushly scented fruit. Enjoy village hospitality as you share lunch in a local home, and nibble traditional Druze sweets then taste local wine at an organic vineyard.
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from $190.00
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As part of our itinerary our travel agent included a Galileat culinary workshop. We had no idea what to expect or what this was all about, but we were pleasantly surprised! We visited Miad’s beautiful family home in the Druze village of Maghar. Our family...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing visit with Zarafat and Yasmine’s family - prepared a delicious authentic organic Druze lunch (kids and adults could participate). We started our experience in their living room enjoying a homemade blend of coffee and pastries while learning about the Druze community...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

I had no idea what to expect when I saw this on our itinerary, but it ended up being one of the more moving moments of our trip. Our host was so welcoming, she answered so many questions and was forthcoming about her fascinating culture....More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank alix s
Reviewed July 1, 2019 via mobile

Paul, our host for the day, provided an experience that has proved to be one of the most unforgettable journeys while in Israel. We thoroughly enjoyed sampling the cheese at the goat farm/restaurant. The views from the olive groves were stunning. We especially loved the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank MBSue
Reviewed June 28, 2019

We experienced a most wonderful day at the home of Miad in the town of Mughar. This was a highlight of our Israeli vacation. Our contact, Oren, was our interpreter and facilitator in our Druze culinary experience. We prepared meals from start to finish, had...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank franee0409
Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

An extraordinary day of sharing insights into the food, culture, people and history of the Galilee. Paul’s insights and passion are rare.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Judy G
Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

We have just finished a holiday in Israel and the lunch we had in Daliyat was fabulous. GALILEAT offers an option to have a meal in a local Druze family home. Amira, the charming hostess and cook prepared a very delicious lunch after her husband...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank arnorman
Reviewed May 5, 2019

Cant say it was the best experience. Our guests were taken to a outside area covered with tarpaulin and were really cold. The husband and wife were nice people, but it really did not gel and come together as a true cooking class. Standard of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank lecalabash
Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

It was my second time with Galileat and at Pnina's house. The first time we had lovely workshop and dinner with 4 ladies and 2 days ago it was a dinner with 4 of my guests. Both times the hospitality and food were above and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank itamarbendavid
paulnL7319UK, Owner at Galileat, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2019

Thank you very much for your kind words. Pnina is a great hostess. I will forward your thoughts to her

Reviewed February 20, 2019

We did a full day culinary tour with the add on in home meal -- despite the dreary weather that day, it was the highlight of my parents' visit to Israel! Paul is a wonderful and knowledgable host -- he trained as a chef and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jessica K
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