Hi! We’re Einav and Talya. Both first-time moms living in Tel Aviv, currently in our early thirties; a photographer and a teacher. Einav is in charge of all of our visual content and I’m in charge of the recipes and the written content. We work on styling and brainstorming photoshoots as a team. Einav’s son David and my daughter Sophia are the toddlers in charge of taste testing.
Ever since forever I’ve been excited by food. Cooking it, eating it, talking about it, shopping for it. My earliest memories of childhood are related to food; peaches with cream that I ate in Holland when I was three, planting tomatoes with my parents in our backyard garden in upstate New York, picking wild blackberries near the pond behind our house. Food seemed to symbolize love and community. My favorite days are the ones spent in nature and filled with eating and cooking together. I especially love creating healthy baked goods and exploring the vast cuisines that Israel has to offer. I moved here when I was 17 and am still discovering new tastes and inspiration.
Like me, Einav grew up in the countryside with a strong connection to the land and the food around her. Her parents were farmers and had clementine groves and mango trees. Part of their daily life was caring for the trees and picking the fresh fruit. She’s passionate about finding locally sourced ingredients and getting to know the people who grow her food. She also loves making simple dishes look beautiful and is constantly on the lookout for edible wildflowers and the rosiest ripest fruit to decorate our creations with.
Ever since becoming mothers we’ve thought a lot about the food culture that we aspire to pass on to David and Sophia. We hope that mealtimes will be a family time, where we can check in with each other and talk about our days. We want to create happy memories for them around cooking together, eating and even around the cleaning up. We want them to witness where their food comes from. You might see posts from time to time of us foraging for wild edibles, going to a local orchard, or picnicking somewhere.
So here you are… We hope you enjoy the recipes and find some inspiration to delve into your own food culture.
Talya and Einav