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About Galileat
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.
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Galilean Cooking Workshop

Experience Galilee’s rich flavors and legendary hospitality in a village cooking class near Haifa, and cook lunch in a local kitchen. Join a Druze, Muslim or Christian family for a traditional coffee then prepare a seasonal menu. Local favorites include makluba, hubeza and sinya; wild greens, smoked green wheat and regional vegetables that infuse the dishes with a distinctive Galilean flavor. Share the feast around the family table, and get a unique taste of village life.
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3 hours
from US$35.90

Cheese Wine and Home Hospitality half day culinary tour

Experience the flavors of the Galilee in northern Israel. Known as a fertile, food producing region, Tiberias and the surrounding areas have a rich history of farming and foodie culture. Taste locally made goat’s cheese, and boutique wines, and enjoy a freshly prepared Galilean lunch comprised of fresh, local products from the surrounding area. Vegetarian options are available and the day’s itinerary van be flexible according to your tastes.
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4 to 6 hours
from US$194.88

Culinary Day Tour of the Galilee

Discover the Galilee’s distinctive flavors and rich traditions on a full-day culinary tour from Haifa. Sample goat’s cheese, visit a local olive oil press and sip freshly roasted Arab coffee. Explore the local market, where vendors display vivid mounds of spices and ripe, lushly scented fruit. Enjoy village hospitality as you share lunch in a local home, and nibble traditional Druze sweets then taste local wine at an organic vineyard.
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8 hours
from US$256.42

Arab Cooking Workshop and Market Tour from Arraba

Experience Galilee’s warm hospitality and distinctive cuisine at a half-day Arab cooking class near Arraba. Join your host for a traditional coffee, then spend the morning preparing a series of classic Galilean dishes with seasonal ingredients. Enjoy a feast with your host’s family, then explore the Galilee’s largest fresh market to learn about the building blocks — and lush produce — of Arab Israeli cooking.
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5 hours
from US$184.62
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Rachel M wrote a review Dec 2020
2 contributions
Such a wonderful experience! Our host was warm and welcoming. Paul was so nice and made the booking quick and easy. We walked away with delicious food, great recipes, and a better understanding of Druze culture! Also, the cooking experience was almost done mainly outside and our host was very mindful of distancing. It was very covid-friendly.
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Date of experience: November 2020
dmassguy wrote a review Mar 2020
Concord, Massachusetts4 contributions2 helpful votes
We went with a group of almost 40 to visit a Druize home. The family was wonderful, explaining their history and culture. Then we separated into two groups. One made stuffed grape leaves, and the other made pita topped with either z'attar or veggies. I was permitted to cook the pita - and it was an excellent way to go! And then, the feast. I 110% recommend this!
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Date of experience: November 2019
SunnySanDiego5336 wrote a review Feb 2020
San Diego, California75 contributions20 helpful votes
We had a fantastic time with Paul! He is passionate about the area, the cultures and the culinary gifts. This was a great way to see, learn and experience more than we could in our own. The food was great, and we may not need to eat for a few days. The goat cheese was stunning, lunch in Roudina’s home a delight, and so nice to get to meet her lovely family. The food was delicious- can’t wait to try some at home. Add olive trees and oil, a granary and pita bakery, great wine tasting and market visit, plus great conversation and you have an amazing day!
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Peter L wrote a review Jan 2020
Prague, Czech Republic10 contributions4 helpful votes
Unique experience of lunch in a Druze family home = excellent hospitality followed by a very interesting discussion about the Druze religion.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Cari B wrote a review Jan 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania17 contributions5 helpful votes
We are a Jewish family of four and did a cooking workshop in Pnina's home, which was a memorable and fun evening. Pnina was warm and delightful, and we all had fun learning her cooking, tasting her home-grown specialties, and hearing about her unique culture. She was willing to answer any question, and was warm and welcoming. We cooked several courses, and were delighted to receive the recipes afterward, though they will never taste the same without Pnina! The company provided a translator, which was super helpful. We highly recommend this experience.
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Date of experience: December 2019