I am 33 years old, married and live in Manhattan, NY. Born and raised in Israel. The tastes of the world have always been my inspiration in life: what makes people happy around the table, how family dinners look like in different cities, and how every bite can take you to another world. When I started cooking 15 years ago, I wanted to give my friends and family different experiences every Friday, and I was excited when they were. Since then, I have worked in several restaurants, catering companies, was a private chef for families and had my own company for boutique events. I can say that I probably like to see the eyes and the bites of the people that I feed. This is why I was drawn more to family dinners and smaller events. This is what I am also doing today. I am also a food photographer. I love to document food and culinary culture. The aesthetics of food attracts me to capture moments and colors around the world. The distance from home and the memories have increased inside me the need to preserve and teach the knowledge to make Israeli and congregation Jewish cooking from from Iraq, Morocco, Tunisia, Italy, Russia, and of course, Israel and the Middle East. Come join me on a journey to experience the scents and flavors.
I'm in my thirties
What to expect at Asaf's place
The food was mouthwatering already at the beginning of class. Asaf was very welcoming and we felt really comfortable at his home. Asaf has carefully selected ingredients, spices or made them from scratch - so the food is really healthy and delicious. Mine and my friend's favorite was shakshuka. I recommend this event for everyone living in NY or just passing by.
Last night was an enjoyable and delicious experience at Asaf's table. I particularly enjoyed learning about the different seasoning spices, and the hands-on experience making kibbeh, Really nice! I am hoping to incorporate some of Asaf's methods when cooking. The semolina dessert cake was excellent . All in all, a well spent evening.
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