Nostalgic Candies

Preparing candies, Jerusalem-style

Where Kiryat Anavim, ישראל

- Ronit Zin Karsenty

- cooking-class


Preparing candies, Jerusalem-style

It is simply impossible not to recognize and fall in love with the treats of some cities of the world. Jerusalem is one of them. Old-timer Jerusalemites remember the licorice-drink vendor at Damascus Gate and the almond and Hindi date drinks in the cafés, pieces of caramel with walnuts in the market, the scent of Turkish delight in the Old City, the pumpkin coconut marmalade that is sold to this day in the Mahane Yehuda market, and the hard candies, too.

Ronit Zin Karsenty, candymaker and sugar expert, will lead you down the streets of nostalgia as she teaches you how to prepare the Jerusalem-style candies that the locals love: Turkish delight, caramel-licorice candies, caramel walnuts and hard candies. You will view a demonstration and get the scoop on cooking and working with sugar, try your hand at cutting and coating the candies, and receive a booklet of recipes and a bag of sweets to take home.

The event includes

  • Workshop for making Jerusalem sweets: Traditional “rahat lokum”, Caramel liquorish candies and nut caramel candies.
  • Printed recipes
  • A Candy Bag to take home with you

General Notes

  • photos by Sarit Gofen

About the Location

In the heart of the enchanting landscape of Jerusalem’s mountains in Kibbutz Kiryat Anavim, “Cooking Class” – a cooking school offering a variety of courses and workshops, in a unique and intimate atmosphere with the top leading chefs of the country.

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