Dana Kessler

Dana Kessler has written for Maariv, Haaretz, Yediot Aharonot, and other Israeli publications. She is based in Tel Aviv.

Tel Aviv’s Annual White Night Festival Tonight

The all-night event features concerts, symposiums, and parties across the city

Israeli Singer Yehoram Gaon’s Music Comeback

Listen to the first single off his new album with Mizrahi singer Amir Benayoun

Israel’s New Culinary Chemists

Molecular gastronomy finally takes off in Israel, drawing kosher foodies and experimental chefs alike

The Campaign to Bring Pearl Jam to Israel

Check out Israeli students covering “Alive”

The Great Baby Divide

I knew my friends weren’t keen on kids. Then I found out that they didn’t much care for parents, either.

Riding a Culinary Wave

With its award-winning cookbook Seafoodpedia, Tel Aviv restaurant Mul-Yam brings a world of fish to Israel

A New York Bakery’s Israeli Roots

After a decade in Tel Aviv, European-trained baker Uri Scheft brings his Breads to Manhattan

Israeli Chefs Think Green

As Israeli cuisine focuses on locally grown food, cooks turn over an old leaf: mallow, a weed with biblical roots

Purim Gets Naughty

Women’s Purim costumes have gotten skimpier and sexier. I tried to buck the trend, but it didn’t go well.

Best Cholent Ever? An Iraqi Stew

Tebit, a sticky, sweet chicken dish traditionally served on Shabbat, is gaining popularity—for good reason

Kibbutz Cuisine Gets Its Due

A best-selling Israeli cookbook collects the best recipes—and the best stories—from communal dining halls

Stuck in La La Land

An Israeli reality TV show sends hopeful Mizrahi pop stars to California to chase the American Dream

Israel Goes Vegan

As animal-free eating catches on, restaurants, websites, and cooking classes reflect the latest food trend

Tel Aviv’s ‘Pita Nazi’

Sabich, the ultimate Israeli street food, has made a legend out of quirky store-owner Oved Daniel

Tel Aviv’s Taste of the South

At NOLA bakery, Israelis sample pecan pie and buttermilk biscuits—with a side order of American culture

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