Forget the cornflakes! Israeli breakfast is healthy and delicious.
The origins of the Israeli breakfast come from several cultures: the Mizrachi (Middle Eastern) Jews of Israel, the Arabs and the immigrant Eastern European Jews who settled in Israel before and after the Holocaust.
Israeli breakfast is heavy on three things: dairy products like cheese and yogurt, eggs and fresh vegetables. These were in abundance to poor farmers on the kibbutz (Israeli communal farms). Fish, particularly smoked and pickled fish, as well as fresh bread find their way into a traditional Israeli breakfast.
When you visit Israel, hotels will offer as part of your stay an Israeli breakfast buffet, which includes dishes like these. They’ll also offer you cheesecake for breakfast, but that’s NOT part of a traditional Israeli breakfast.
Try making these dishes with your family.