For three years, organic farmer and food writer Hedai Offaim wrote a weekly column in the newspaper Haaretz about food and its complicated role in our lives. Along with reflections on ingredients, seasons, moods, fantasies and longings, Offaim shared recipes and his thoughts on what it means to cook from the heart. Together with food photographer Dan Perez and stylist Nurit Kariv, he wove a tapestry that was in equal parts a personal journal and a precise operating manual.
This book, a selection of Offaim’s reflections, connects the dots, bringing the dishes together into a coherent whole. Because, as Offaim writes, “food alone can never offer comfort, nor can recipes train the palate. It is only meals that matter, and the people who eat them.”
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