I had a quiet lunch with a friend at Centrolina two weeks after it opened. Just before it became the hottest ticket in town following a positive first look by The Washington Post’s restaurant critic. 

National Geographic's The Plate: Israeli Sweets and Snacks

Photo courtesy of A-Atias Sweets Photographer: Eyal Keren
Super excited for my piece on childhood snacks and sweets in Israel appearing on National Geographic's The Plate's website. I am currently on a diet, a whole entire week (whoa!), but if you put any of the sweets and snacks in that post in front of me, there are no guarantees! Just sayin'! Head over for some more pics and the full, fun post. Yes, it took some international back and forth to write it. People in Israel have a different rhythm and do not quickly respond. Enjoy and have a great weekend. TGIF you all!

Dough Doughnuts

All photos in this post were taken on the iPhone VI
Just when I think, "been there, done that" and "it's impossible for me to fall in-love with yet another doughnuts shop," Fany Gerson the owner of Dough makes me do exactly that, fall in-love with her charming shop and her artisanal doughnuts in the Flatiron district in Manhattan. The original Dough outpost is in Brooklyn.