Israeli Falafel Recipe
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Just curious, what makes this recipe or falafel for that matter particularely "Israeli"?
To me it looks like a standard arabic/middle eastern recipe for falafel, so why not just call it "Falafel"?
I am not trying to start a "hummus war" but always wondered about terms like ”Israeli falafel” ”Israeli hummus” ”Israeli cous cous” etc.when looking at these recipies it's evident that they are local dishes consumed for hundreds or maybe thousands of years by the native populations and before the arrival of Jews from all over the world. Now Israeli jews are laying claim to native dishes like Baklava, Knafeh, Labneh, Pita/Taboun, Malabi/sahlab, Kubbeh/Kebbeh, Kebab, Shawarma and perhaps 20-30 more native dishes, 90% of Jews never heard of before migrating to the Middle East a 100 years or so ago.
If China was to adopt Macaroni and Cheese, would it make it a chinese dish? or what about sushi? we all agree it's japanese right?
Pittim or Israeli couscous is a product (like pasta is a product and not a particular dish) and was invented in Israel.
It is different from this type of couscous (which also is a product)