Tel Aviv

April 8, 2013

Flashback Fave: Erin aka Culinography + The Forest Feast

by Erin Gleeson

Starting today, we’ll be going back in time to reflect on the most memorable posts, picked by eight of our main writers. This was no simple task — over the last six years, Umami Mart now has over 2,200 posts that spans five continents. WOW!!! From this, our writers have chosen their own favorite post(s), whether […]

August 30, 2010

Culinography: Blackout (The Blind Restaurant)

by Erin Gleeson

I just had the most unique dining experience of my life and I have no idea what my food looked like. Basically, the above is what I saw for two hours straight. NOTHING. I mean absolutely nothing. Didn’t matter if my eyes were opened or closed, couldn’t see even a speck of light. This happened […]

August 2, 2010

Culinography: Ketchup Packet Vodka (TLV)

by Erin Gleeson

As if little $1 yogurt cups of vodka to-go weren’t amazing enough, I have also found oversize ketchup type packets of vodka at corner stores in Tel Aviv! These are also $1 and will fit in by beach bag even easier. I just pick up a bottle of cold seltzer on my way down to […]

July 26, 2010

Culinography: Eggplant Graffiti (TLV)

by Erin Gleeson

I love the eggplant street art I keep seeing all over Tel Aviv! *Erin Gleeson is a food photographer based in NYC, spending a month in Israel this summer. See her work at

July 19, 2010

Culinography: The Shouk (TLV)

by Erin Gleeson

A shouk is a big outdoor market that sells not only produce but meat, cheese, bread, spices, housewares, clothes, shoes and pretty much anything you can think of. The shouk in Tel Aviv is amazing and much cheaper than a grocery store. Israel is a tiny country– only 260 miles at its longest, 60 miles […]