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Israeli street food – the magnificent and humble boureka

The square shape of the bourekas tells us that they are filled with a potato filling One does not have to spend a long time in Israel to get your first introduction to a boureka. These savory stuffed pastries are everywhere You'll find them for breakfast in hotel dining halls, in countless bakeries and coffee shops, on picnics and even at restaurants that only serve bourekas. They are often eaten in Israeli homes as part of a 'light' or diary meal in the evenings. (Most households in Israel usually serve the large cooked meal at lunchtime.) More often than not, bourekas are also an integral part of the wonderful Friday or Shabbat brunch table. To be really honest however, you basically eat a boureka whenever you encounter one. They are that irresistible. If you stop to grab a quick coffee at a coffee shop, the comforting smell of the bourekas will convince you to upgrade to a 'café ve'ma afe' (coffee + pastry). Wandering through street markets, the sight of fres

Would YOU Sit on this Couch?

A very odd couch
Awhile ago, while shopping for jeans for for my husband, I came across this very strange couch. The shop does indeed sell jeans, so I guess that the couch fits in with the theme of the place...but still, it is quite odd, is it not?


You cannot see it very clearly in the photo but the 'buttocks' parts of the couch is padded, making it stick out a bit. Sitting on this couch would bring you in close contact with a padded behind! I am really very doubtful that any customer will actually sit on this couch. As you can see, it seems as if the couch is being used more as storage place for folded jeans.

The entire time that I was in the shop, nobody sat on the couch. As a matter of fact, I think I was the only person that even approached the couch. And I only did that so that I could take a photo of it. I needed some proof to show youthat Israel can be quite the strange place sometimes!

What do you say: Would you sit on this funny couch?


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  1. A strange couch indeed! It would have been a very cool idea had they used cleaner jeans.

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    1. So right! Maybe they think dirty jeans are "cooler"!

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