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“Cooking excursion with local Druze family”
Review of Galileat

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USD 280.00*
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Private tour of the Western Galilee
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Karmiel
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Are you travelling in Israel and looking for something off the beaten track? Galileat brings you different types of activities that the whole family will love.Makluba, Hubeza, Sinya…Maybe you've heard the names but never realized that it's authentic Galilean food. Galileat gives you an authentic experience that will make your trip to Israel an unforgettable one. We will show you Israel through the eyes, and palate, of a local. Our culinary adventures allow the participant a hands-on, true to life cultural immersion. It is a unique experience, unlike anything else you've ever done in Israel. You complete one of our cooking workshops having learnt how to cook something that you might, or might not have heard about , having eaten what you prepare with your host, and will understand a little better how people live in the rural Galilee. Oh, and let's not forget…it's a whole lot of fun!!!We have Druze, Moslem and Christian hosts, all of whom exemplify the middle-eastern custom of hachnasat orchim; warmly welcoming guests into their homes. The day starts (after tea and coffee, of course) with approximately 3 hours of hands-on preparation of traditional dishes. In the winter and spring, it is many wild greens, picked fresh from the fields. Late spring and summer, frikki (smoked green wheat) is on the menu. The menu changes seasonally, in keeping with the cycle of life in the Galilee. Once we have finished preparing the delicacies, we all sit and enjoy our feast. Culinary tourism is not just about good eating. That you can do at home. It's about exploring foreign cultures through taste, smell and experience.
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Thank you to Paul, Adan & Nahida our wonderful hosts! We had a fun experience and there was something to do for everyone. We all enjoyed it and even the children had a good time. Everything was professional, clean and comfortable. The food was fantastic! We would definitely recommend this excursion to other families traveling through the area.

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Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

What a fabulous experience! Went to Druze home, were involved in a hands on coining adventure with a beautiful and welcoming Druze woman. The food was outstanding, our guide paul was friendly and always willing to explain and help
Is understand the Druze way.
Thank you

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Reviewed 27 March 2014

The Galileat Culinary Adventure I participated in started with a foraging tour of wild edible greens, then took our group into the kitchen of a Druze family where we learned how to prepare the wild greens in their traditional recipes, and culminated with a delicious meal that included the foods we'd prepared. I learned some new things, met some lovely people with similar interests in things culinary, and gained an insight into another culture. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 10 January 2014

Our family of four (two parents and two teenage girls) took one of these tours a few days ago. It was such fun! Everyone was completely immersed in preparing the food and learning a little about our wonderful hostess Pnina.

The food we cooked was delicious. The organiser, Paul, sent us the recipes and photos the following day so we didn't need to worry about taking notes or snapping photos.

If you are looking for something off the usual tourist route I would thoroughly recommend this activity.

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Reviewed 3 January 2014

Thank you so much Pnina and Paul for a fabulous cooking experience. It was the best ever present from my wife for my 40s birthday and what better way to spend it then on Christmas Eve. We cooked vegetarian food with Pnina and enjoyed a large buffet with sambusak, majadra, great salads but the best dish was the dessert "Kataif" which can only be summed up with one word: WOW. Both Pnina and Paul are great hosts and this is a must do experience for anyone interested in cooking in Israel.

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pgn59, Owner at Galileat, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2014

Thank you for you kind words. I know that Pnina and I enjoyed very much having you and your wife do the course with us. As always, it was a lot of fun for us as well.
With warmest regards,
Paul Nirens

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