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How could you not be enticed (or at least amused) by a film called Hummus! The Movie? Definitely a "must-see"; up there with Chocolat and Ratatouille. If you do fancy an evening concentrating on one of the Middle East's most successful exports then you're in luck.
We're united in the pain of Yom Kippur's 25-hour deprivation. The breaking of that fast, however, can cause marital disputes.
Challah or honey cake with "a nice cup of tea" (or coffee) is universally popular, but we're split over what comes next. When two become one, family traditions may not always tally. Some families feast and others keep it light.
Israel's surprisingly wide range of gastronomical traditions relative to its size is well documented. Less well known is the regionality of the country's food scene.
"Distinct areas with geographical, cultural and culinary singularities are slowly emerging," explains David Haliva, creator of the recently published Divine Food: Israeli and Palestinian Food Culture and Recipes.
From the minute The Palomar opened its shiny glass door onto Soho's not so shiny Rupert Street, a cook book was on the cards. Critical acclaim and a cluster of awards have sealed it as one of the most exciting Israeli imports of the last few years.
Food is so central for most of us that we're planning lunch while eating breakfast, especially on holiday. Eating well - or indeed at all - when you're away from home is not always easy when you're keeping kosher.
Unsurprisingly there are options out there to make life easier.
Stressed or anxious? You might feel better if you get your hands on some dough. So says psychotherapist, Gillian Levy, who has set up courses teaching what she terms as "Breaditation". "My nephew coined the term for courses of mine which combine meditation, mindfulness and bread making," she says.
"Every one of my clients wants to introduce something that will differentiate their party from all the others they will be going to," says Kati Pauk of party organiser KP Events. They provide not only food, but a bit of theatre to keep your guests entertained.
Sushi chefs preparing sushi before your eyes, crêpes made to order and shawarma carved directly from the rotating spit all impress.
With so much fresh produce available, summer is a fabulously foodie time of year to get married. There might even be too much choice for the indecisive to bear. Should it be barbecued lamb and salads? Carved fruits? We spoke to caterers to get their feedback.
Who doesn't like a burger? It is the perfect package of beef, onion, lettuce and tomatoes, squished between two halves of a soft, sweet bread roll. Few foods can compete for speedy satisfaction. Problem is, most are out of bounds.
Thankfully kosher restaurants are wising up to foodie trends.