I live in a country who officially declared a state of emergency the day independence was declared in 1948. We have not relaxed from emergency status for even one day since then.
The shadow of a war on several simultaneous fronts grows daily. While I don’t normally dwell on the dark side, I do take seriously the Home Front’s instructions to prepare ourselves. The biggest national drill we’ve had so far took place last week, with other drills to come in the future. What all this is leading to, the public can only guess, but we’ve been through enough to recognize the signs.
Preparing the home, making sure to have access to a safe place, how to behave in an emergency – these are things too varied for the scope of this food blog. I encourage the Israeli reader to read through the Home Front’s site and check for updates regularly.
In addition, a very good emergency preparation list is available for Anglo-Israelis. Email to MortSmo@aol.com, writing REQUEST: EMERGENCY PREPARATION LIST in the subject heading and they will email back a comprehensive text tailored to Israeli needs and resources.
While I’ll be concentrating on food, I’ve asked several other bloggers to contribute posts and links on the preparation theme. Those will be placed on this page.
But back to food. Most of the ideas and recipes I’ll be posting in this page are practical and useful anytime, anyway. Food preserved in different ways, storage ideas, shopping tips – will be cross-posted or linked to the original food page. My policy is to blog only about dishes I’ve cooked myself, but on this page, I welcome recipes you, the reader, have used and recommend.
And as always, I’ll be looking for your comments.