Moshe and Jaron Gabay from
Keshet-Israel say the typical Friday Evening prayer.
We can easily accomodate
up to 50 guests in our living
room for a festive dinner and a lecture. The guests were greeted by our old dog
Mefisto, a Golden
Retriever. But unfortunately he is not with us anymore.
Everybody receives a flyer with the
menu. It changes according to the season.
First we go through the
menu. I try to use ingredients, which taste well, but which you
probably never heard of or tasted. Sometimes I experiment with new
recipes, which might introduce you into the culture of the Middle
East. A speciality is a Yemenite shabbat bread, which is baked in the
oven up to 24 hours. That is an opportunity to talk about the meaning
of „kosher“ food. Because religious Yemenite Jews make it for their
shabbat, you will never find it in a restaurant. Religious owners of a
restaurant would not open on the shabbat, but also would not cook
shabbat food during the week.
We will then talk about
some biblical foods, like „Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother´s
milk“. What once was offered to the Gods in Lebanon is a festive
dinner among Arabs till this day.
I you wish to have a
kosher dinner, I will of course only talk about it and let you touch
and smell the very special milk with which this meal is prepared (dried
Afters this, we turn to
the buffet, where you can immediately try out everything and taste
During dinner, I am open
to any questions about the political situation in Israel and in the
Chef Ulrich Sahm Cooking
Kubane: Yemenite Shabbat
Bread, after 12 hours in the Oven