Finishing up a week of eating and wandering in Israel. My first time here & it was an interesting and fun and filling way to do it with a small group of great colleagues, old friends and new. The above-referenced bull's testicles were served to us in an upscale kosher bistro place in Jerusalem. Beitzim (balls) in Hebrew, they were…scallopy. I'll spare you a picture of them for now. Instead, a few random images from the trip. Above: outside chef Erez Komorovsky's home and cooking school in the Upper Galilee. Below the remarkable hummus he made for us at an altogether remarkable lunch on his terrace: gigantes beans, roughly mashed in a gigantic mortar, with sweet almonds and freshly baked breads.