Nurit Poran presents herself as a fan of experiences, addicted to adventure and nuts for culinary events and markets.
After many years as a purchase manager in the industry (mainly the food industry), she decided to dedicate all her time to “The World According to Nurit”, a world filled with flavors, special sites, delightful corners and people.
Nurit resides in Kefar Vrdaim but knows the adjacent village of Tarshiha like the back of her hand. She takes visitors on experiential culinary tours in the old neighborhood of the Arab village of Tarshiha, a symbol of co-existence where Christians, Muslims, Bedouins and Jews live and work together.
Participants meet Nurit at a predetermined meeting point, take a shopping cart, a glass of liquor and head on to the colorful winding alleyways of Tarshiha, that conceal within them secretes known only to the local residents: workshops of craftsmen whose craft is outdated and unfashionable, and cannot be found elsewhere in the country; small quality pubs; a colorful market; a wonderful Humus restaurant with exquisite Humus dishes; plump Falafel balls fried in the same tradition for years according to a secret recipe passed down from generation to generation in the family and served in a plump homemade pitta with the exact measure of vegetable salad and Tahini required; sweets originating in Lebanon’s capital of Beirut, conserving a time old tradition of Christmas candy and sweets for all occasions; a wonderful bakery emitting intoxicating aroma of Tabun (outdoors oven) baked bread and enabling guests to taste various types of bread with deliciously tasty dips; another bakery baking Parisian quality croissants; a delicatessen where one can find the very best products offered around the world, from fig balsamic vinegar, to truffle oil, imported sausages and cheeses and oils with special aromas; an antique store selling vintage items; a roof pub offering good music alongside meat and smoked fish, and the endless scenery of the Western Galilee expanse.
The tour stops at every point to allow tasting and purchasing. During the visit, participants are invited to enter a home of one of the families in the village. It is the home of a local musician, and besides the cordial meeting with the family and tasting traditional dishes, participants sit together and listen to wonderful music.
It is an exceptional experiential tour involving all the senses: sight, taste, smell, hearing and touch, and another sense that is not included among the five familiar senses, but is no less important: The Sense of Curiosity.