Sunday’s Food – Israeli Cheesecake

It has no calories!

While I wasn’t sure what to select for today’s food moment (although I do have some ideas in store), it came to me, literally!

At the end of dinner at a fantastic restaurant on the beach in Herzliya, I asked for the check.  The waiter, who had made excellent recommendations for my dinner, asked me if I would mind taking a  little extra time, as the restaurant would like to provide me dessert, on the house!  As I was in no hurry, I accepted and this arrived:

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Light Israeli Cheesecake

It is a light Israeli Cheesecake, which was absolutely delicious.  The consistency is much lighter than standard cheesecake, and it has a bit of citrus in it to lighten the overall experience up even more.  The berries and apricots were a wonderful addition.

So, if you ever find yourself in Herzliya, be sure to go to Yam 7, which is right on the beach behind the Dan Accadia hotel.  The main course was prepared to perfection, as I had a tapas with seafood sashimi, shrimp in a tomato based sauce, octopus and calamari tzatziki and hummus.

Author: jansenphoto

A Fresh Perspective Photography is more than just a vehicle for capturing the world around me; it provides me with a palette and a set of brushes, with which I paint not only what I see, but also look to express the emotions that are evoked by the scene in front of me in that moment. Growing up in the Netherlands exposed me to a wide cross-section of visual arts that laid the foundation of my photographic view of all that surrounds me. Early influences were the Dutch Masters of the 17th century, to whom I was introduced by my grandfather during museum explorations; favorites among them are the scenes of quotidian life depicted by Jan Steen and Frans Hals and the vivid landscapes of Jacob van Ruisdael. My classical high school education was supplemented by the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum, where I spent many a lunch hour exploring its great collection. Here I was introduced to surrealism with a particular love for the approach taken by Salvador Dali; Dali also rekindled my appreciation for the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who often showed the folly of us mortals. Universal Connections My approach to any photographic subject is to look for understanding first; in this I look to establish either a connection between the viewer and the subject or capture the connection of the subject with its surroundings. The captured image then aims to portray this connection from a perspective that is part of my personal interpretation. This interpretation is often a form of externalized introspection, which may alternately display the connection of isolated beings and items with their environment or highlight the whimsy of the profound world, in which we find ourselves. The universe is full of connections, many of which are waiting to be discovered; part of my journey as a photographer is to document these connections. Any assignment, be it an event, a product shoot or a portrait session is always approached through communication with the client; this is where the first connection is established. Ideas are exchanged and a collaborative plan of action forms, ultimately resulting in a set of images that aim to exceed the expectations of each client. And, lest we forget, it is important to have fun while practicing the serious business of photography!

11 thoughts on “Sunday’s Food – Israeli Cheesecake”

  1. Of course, I just realized that it’s not Monday… I affixed the concept of Monday to the first day of the workweek, which happens to be Sunday in Israel :-0

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