Falafel Nation: Cuisine and the Making of National Identity in Israel by Yael Raviv

Falafel Nation: Cuisine and the Making of National Identity in Israel by Yael Raviv

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Food. Beyond providing physical sustenance, the food we eat tells a story of who we are, from where we came, and how we relate to the community in which we live. As author Yael Raviv explains in her book Falafel Nation: Cuisine and the Making of National Identity in Israel, “food is central to our perception of ‘home’ and identity.” In that way, Raviv argues that it is through the history of Israeli cuisine that one can come to better understand the ways early Zionist leadership carefully crafted an “Israeli” identity, separate and distinct from that of Diasporic Jewry and the local populations already living in the land.

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