Visiting Mahane Yehuda market you will find yourself surrounded by a plethora of sights, smells and tastes, and the colorful hustle and bustle of Jerusalem life. Your expert culinary guide will show you little known, hidden away gems, and will also explain how Mahane Yehuda serves as a symbol of Israel’s immigrant culture. You will see foods from all parts of the world, and will understand how culinary trends have mixed and influenced each other, just as immigrants from the four corners of the world have preserved their own traditions, and yet integrated to create a unified Israeli culture. Following your market tour you will learn to make the traditional Jerusalem foods of Kubeh and Hummus, and hear the stories of the immigrants who brought these foods to Israel. You will also learn about the wider role played by the ethnic kitchen in integrating the disparate groups in Israeli society. The market tour and workshop together lasts about five hours.