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Master ClassSecrets to an Israeli breakfast classic that's great anytime

Join the ToI Community for a shakin’ shakshuka master class with Chef Harry

In a ToI Community exclusive live cooking class, Harry will teach you how to make the Israeli breakfast classic that’s taken the world by storm

Chef and culinary guide Harry Rubenstein gave a master class in shakshuka on February 2, 2021, for the Times of Israel series Israel Unlocked. (Photos courtesy)
Chef and culinary guide Harry Rubenstein gave a master class in shakshuka on February 2, 2021, for the Times of Israel series Israel Unlocked. (Photos courtesy)

In a new special edition of Israel Unlocked, we crack open an Israeli breakfast classic that’s perfect anytime.

Please join us this Tuesday, February 2, for chef and culinary guide Harry Rubenstein’s Virtual Master Class on shakshuka — exclusive for the Times of Israel Community.

Shakshuka is a tasty and healthy dish of spicy tomato and eggs served piping hot right in the pan. It is an iconic Israeli comfort food — and has recently taken the world by storm, appearing on breakfast tables from Los Angeles to Paris.

Learn how to whip up the perfect pan with Rubenstein, a pastry chef, culinary guide, storyteller, outdoor market obsessive and a self-proclaimed expert on Jewish baked goods — sweet and savory. You can find him at harrysbaked.com and @harrysbaked on Instagram.

He’s been shopping and eating at Israel’s markets for over 20 years, and is happy to share his experience in this hands-on virtual seminar that will help you perfect a shakshuka that tastes like it came direct from the Holy Land every time.

An illustrative photo of shakshuka. (Adam DeTour/via JTA)

Want to cook along with Harry? Here’s what you’ll need:

• Neutral oil (canola or grapeseed)
• 8 tomatoes
• 1 red pepper (optional)
• 1 medium onion
• 4 cloves garlic
• 1 chili pepper (optional)
• 1/2 Tbsp tomato paste
• 1 Tbsp paprika
• 1/2 tsp ground caraway (optional)
• 1/2 tsp cumin
• Fresh parsley or cilantro (optional, but recommended!)
• Salt
• Pepper
• 6-8 eggs (room temperature)
• Large skillet or saute pan
• Stovetop
• Large pot of simmering water
• Cutting board
• Knife
• Spatula or wooden spoon

Join the Times of Israel Community today to catch this master class. You’ll also gain access to all of our exclusive online content, an ad-free experience of the ToI site and apps, and a weekly insider letter from David Horovitz.

The live Zoom event will take place Tuesday, February 2, at 7 p.m. Israel time, 5 p.m. UK time, and 12 p.m. Eastern time.

Members will receive a link to the class in the Community newsletter and on the Community members’ page. If you can’t make it to the live class, don’t worry — a recording of the Virtual Master Class will be available on the Community page after the event.

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