A taste of Israel – from Lithuania to China

A cookbook on Israeli cuisine, published in South Africa by a woman from Lithuania, won an international accolade at the Gourmand awards in Yantai, China, late last month.

Nida Degutiene’s A Taste of Israel, published by Random House South Africa, took the prize in the Jewish cuisine category of the Gourmand International cookbook awards on May 29.

Degutiene first encountered Israeli – and Jewish – food in 2009, when her husband, Darius Degutis, arrived to serve a five-year stint as Lithuanian ambassador to Israel. Deguitiene, who knew little of Israeli or Jewish life before arriving, delved into the country’s cuisine and traveled around, absorbing all it had to offer.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/A-taste-of-Israel-from-Lithuania-to-China-457125

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