This post is part of our Summer Cookbook Club series for July 2020 featuring Sababa by Adeena Sussman.
Adeena Susman, celebrated cookbook author, was sitting on her deck the evening I FaceTimed her. She looks exactly like her author photos—casual and bright-spirited. Not long after our conversation began, she flipped the camera to show me the view from her rooftop deck. It was my first visual introduction to Tel Aviv.
“If you look to my far right and sort of out, you can see the ocean and a little off in the distance you see Jaffa [an ancient port city in Israel] and on the left, you see the Carmel market, Rothchild Boulevard, and modern Tel Aviv. Old and new. Side by side. A modern representation of Tel Aviv,” Adeena says, then she flips the camera back.
We spent the next hour discussing her cookbook, Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors from My Israeli…