About Me


I am an amateur cook and devout foodie. Learning from epic failures in the kitchen as well as great successes. Originally from New York and now living in the Negev desert in southern Israel with my husband and 3 dogs. Blogging about my new life and sharing my cooking. Traveling all over my new country as well as the whole Middle East, Europe and soon Asia. A student learning Hebrew and art. Explorer of new things and dreamer of whats to be.

I love food. Plain and simple. Eating it, cooking it, photographing it, talking about it. I share my recipes on the blog that I have with my husband about our lives living in Israel. I thought it was time my recipes and culinary adventures had a home of their own. So here we are. This fall I will be enrolling in the Jerusalem Culinary Institute to take my love for food to the next level.

I hope you can find inspiration and ideas through my creations and build upon them to create your own dishes. Feel free to stay awhile, try out some of my recipes and comment on what works or doesn’t work. I would love to hear your suggestions or ideas!

Make it. Eat it. Love it.


Contact me:

email me at  beth@bethmichelle.com

Follow my adventures in Israel:


Making a difference:


Check it out:

(my wonderful friend who lets me tag around as she reviews amazing restaurants all over Israel)





  1. Posted on: 3-29-2011

    great site! your food looks so good!

  2. BethMichelle
    Posted on: 3-29-2011

    Thanks Bianca! I love your site too!!

  3. Posted on: 4-1-2011

    Like your site. Nami passed on your award! Wanted to come check you out as well! And I am SO SO SO jealous you’re going to culinary school. I think I’m going to have to add that to my Life List! Please share the experience on your blog too! xo, shannon

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-10-2011

      Thanks Shannon! I will definitely be writing about my culinary adventures!

  4. Posted on: 4-13-2011

    Hi BethMichelle! I always enjoy my visit. Great job!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 6-4-2011

      Thanks so much Christine! I am so happy to hear that!

  5. Posted on: 4-16-2011

    Hi Beth Michelle,

    Thank you for your kind words. You have interesting recipes from such a diverse experience. Best of luck with your travels and I look forward to read about your adventures!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 6-4-2011

      Thank you! I am so glad to hear you enjoy the blog!

  6. Posted on: 5-20-2011

    Great Blog and I’m very impressed by you. Top nine in less than a month?? Congrats!!! You Rock!! Keep up the good work!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 6-4-2011

      Thanks Tammy!! I was so excited and surprised about the top 9!

  7. Michelle Beth
    Posted on: 5-30-2011

    Okay, so I kid you not, my name is Michelle Beth, I’m also a foodie, and I’m living in Tel Aviv by way of California. Small world??

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 6-4-2011

      Michelle, thats wild! How long have you been in Israel? I will shoot you an email. My friend Katherine (who also has a great food blog) and I are always in Tel Aviv and always looking for new friends (that speak english!!)

  8. Posted on: 10-1-2011

    Your site is so professional & well done. I absolutely love it. And I’ve mentioned this before, but your foodtography is just beautiful!

  9. Posted on: 5-19-2012

    Beth, your blog is one of the most beautiful blogs that I have come across. Great recipes and stunning photography! I will make sure to follow and comment your “travels through food” in the future!

    Thank you also for leaving a comment on my blog!

  10. ayelet
    Posted on: 5-28-2012

    hi Beth

    This sister of Elad, Ayelet have really read the blog, successfully

  11. Posted on: 5-31-2012

    Great website Beth!!! love it…..

    Thanks for stopping by my blog..

  12. Posted on: 9-2-2012

    My son just spent 10 days in Israel on birthright. He loved the country and the people. It’s a lovely place to be.

  13. Eileen
    Posted on: 7-25-2016

    Loved visiting Israel and love your blog. I went to Israel expecting it to be Jewish. Well, Brookline and Newton Massachusetts are definitely more Jewish. Israel was EVERYTHING! Middle Eastern and RUSSIAN. You probably heard the joke “What you’ve been in Israel 6 months, and you don’t speak Russian?!” Note this must be said with what I call a pre-1960 East Rogers Park Chicago (Yiddish) accent. LOL But, in language, we ate well in Israel, both Middle Eastern and international food. Was also impressed by religion. I left prayers all over. Tucked some prayers at the Wall, for myself, (God does not care that I am not Jewish) and especially for friends back home who are Jewish. Left loads of prayers in all the churches, again for me, and also for my Catholic family and friends. Met so many interesting people from all over the world plus locals. Enjoyed hearing stories from Arab and Armenian Israelis. Missed meeting any of the Hasidics who were always racing off to pray or who were actively engaged in prayer. I will be exploring both your food and travel blogs. Hope all is still well with you, Beth Michelle. And that you have persevered in your Hebrew studies and culinary school. Looks like you have a toddler now. Notice your last post is 2013 🙂

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