About Delicious Israel
Delicious Israel offers foodies and culture-seekers a unique and adventurous way to vacation and connect with Israel - through their passion. We offer personalized culinary walking tours, food/wine travel tours (in Israel), food photography, cooking workshops as well as lifestyle experiences including “day in the life of a local” experiences, artist studio visits and private yoga classes.
Our culinary and boutique specialty tours are limited to small groups so that together we can veer off the beaten path to eat, explore, learn and experience the authentic “insider” scene of Israeli lifestyle, history and culture.
About the Founder
Inbal Baum is the founder and main culinary curator for Delicious Israel. She established Delicious Israel in 2011 as a way to express and share her love for Israeli food, wine and the indulgent and fun lifestyle throughout the country. After working as an attorney in New York City, years of Jewish and Israel-related organizational work, and consulting in the private and public sectors, Inbal left behind the desk jobs and immigrated to Israel in 2009 to follow her entrepreneurial heart and passion. As an amateur chef (with a specialized focus on ice cream-making) and yoga instructor, Inbal is always excited for her next food and yoga adventure - in Israel and around the globe.
David Cohen is a British/Australian/Israeli with Iraqi, Iranian and Indian heritage and whilst he can't decide where he is from, the one thing he is sure of is a love for all things food-related. Moving to Israel from London in 2012, David is a founder of Israel's first merchant bank and when not traveling around the world showing off the latest Israeli innovations he can be found in the Shuk, sharing his passion for Israeli food and fresh middle eastern ingredients.
Rebecca Kazhdan made her way to Israel in 2009 from the U.S. Having grown up in a Russian household and not being particularly keen on Russian food, her passion for everything culinary related came after arriving in Israel. An abundance of amazing produce and outstanding chefs sparked her interest. After uncovering this passion for food, Rebecca got introduced to Inbal through a friend and has been helping Delicious Israel since. One day she hopes to find a way combine her two favorite things – food and dogs, by opening a dog farm with a restaurant.
Tess Lehrich is Delicious Israel's sustainability expert. After pursuing her interest in community gardening and sustainable food systems for a number of years, Tess decided to get a fuller understanding of some of the pressing issues that were bothering her. She completed a Master's in Environmental Studies at Tel Aviv University, focusing her research on the potential for urban agriculture in Israel. Selling vegetables in the Farmers' Market for over two years, Tess feels passionate about sustainable food systems and believes that direct producer to consumer relationships are the key to a long, healthy life for us and our planet.
Nicole Small is Delicious Israel's Marketing Coordinator. Her love of food began at a young age when she would pick the olives off her parent's pizzas, a habit which she has yet to break. She taught herself how to cook with the help of family and friends and has since created her own food blog to document her creations and experiences. She enjoys writing about food and experiencing Israel through its culinary offerings and on her personal blog: tsiporahblog.com.
Hannah Morrow is Delicious Israel's Food Photographer. Having ventured in and out of kitchens and all over the globe cooking, sampling and photographing food, Hannah has found herself in the promised land--and the food selection sure does look promising. As an aspiring chef and visual art's major hailing from Boston, Hannah understands where the world of complimentary flavors and aesthetic culinary masterpieces combine--and more importantly--how to capture it. Find her food whispering around Tel Aviv or editing photos in a local cafe.
Yulia Blekhman hails from Moscow where she just recently graduated from Moscow State University of Lomonosov with a degree from the School of Public Administration. She is in Israel out of her passion and interest to do something special: to create and develop new ideas and mostly importantly to communicate with new people. Effective in writing and content management, Yulia will be responsible for establishing Delicious Israel's Russian outreach team. She is social, easy-going and inquisitive, creative, keen and interested in new people and new experiences and in her free time loves to party, despite her temporary housing in Raanana.