Dana Kessler has written for Maariv, Haaretz, Yediot Aharonot, and other Israeli publications. She is based in Tel Aviv.
Mama Lynna is run by a daughter-mother duo out of a home, and is only open two days a week
By Dana Kessler · June 29, 2017
Forget the strawberry filling or the sugary toppings. These savory pastries are stuffed with meat, or fish, or cheese. And they make everything else taste like kids’ stuff.
By Dana Kessler · December 20, 2016
For two years, Pini Gorelick has been leading private tours of Israel’s ultra-Orthodox neighborhood, including Thurday night’s ‘cholent scene’
By Dana Kessler · July 5, 2016
Following the death of pop star Gabi Shoshan—who, like many of Israel’s veteran artists, struggled financially—Israel’s Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev announced the creation of a new ‘nostalgic’ radio station
By Dana Kessler · February 17, 2016
Israeli culinary expert Janna Gur gathers traditional recipes from across the Diaspora in her new cookbook, ‘Jewish Soul Food’
By Dana Kessler · November 18, 2014
In his Jaffa café, London native Danny Phillips hopes that savory, sweet, and vegan pastries can bring Arabs and Jews together
By Dana Kessler · August 19, 2014
Ministry of Culture wants its $400,000 back on Venice Film Festival entry
By Dana Kessler · August 8, 2014
After years behind bars, addicted to drugs, he’s now one of Jerusalem’s top chefs—with a new restaurant set to open
By Dana Kessler · June 24, 2014
Israelis love Avi Bitter’s melodramatic music and underground films. Now they can meet him while they try his recipes.
By Dana Kessler · May 27, 2014
After more than 75 years in business, the Lublinsky family opens a new flagship store to replace its iconic Tel Aviv knife shop
By Dana Kessler · May 20, 2014
A new restaurant, a cookbook, and a revived market point to the growing popularity of Balkan food, which has a long history here
By Dana Kessler · May 7, 2014