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Erez

Komarovsky

Teaches his Israeli Cuisine

6 hours  ●  20 lessons  ●  40 recipes
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Discover exclusive video lessons from Erez Komarovsky's YesChef class.

Travel to the Middle East with the Godfather of Modern Israeli Cuisine

Bring Erez’s flavors home and learn the tricks and techniques for creating incredible and flavorful meals.

Get to know Erez

Stream 6 hours of video, including a documentary that tells Erez’s story from his early days as a baker to what inspires him today, and all the foods in between, with 19 lessons that immerse you in his food.

Learn his secrets

Learn from the Godfather of Modern Israeli cuisine, as Erez takes you on a journey of his favorite foods and flavors. Master the foundations of Middle Eastern cooking and the building blocks of his cuisine.

Cook his food

Get into the kitchen with a whole new repertoire of dishes that will elevate your cooking to new heights. Recreate over 40 incredible Middle Eastern recipes, including Challah, Pita, Hummus, Shakshuka and more to make your family happy.

What students are loving

"Delicious! Made such a difference in dishes I've made for years."

Emily E.

"This looks wonderfully flavourful, fresh, and so simple! I can't wait to try it out, perfect recipe for the Summer."

Catarina C.

"I love the way you cook Erez! It is fresh and simple I can't wait to make the hummus. I will soak my chickpeas today! thank you."

Kathleen O.

"Another great lesson. I could watch this gentleman cook all day. Would love to try my hand at falafel someday. Learned so much."

Wendy A.

"I am in awe. What an amazing selection of delicious food. Very inspiring."

Sarah B.

"I am loving the little documentaries on the chefs’ lives. It brings context to the food, not just a recipe!!"

Amanda H.

"I made this from start to finish. I don’t have a wood-fired oven but made it all on my BBQ. it was all sensational. The flavors were beautiful & the bread was so fluffy but chewy & crusty. Loved every second of the cooking & the results were so delicious. Thank you!"

Ash E.

"I could watch this over and over again! The joy of cooking right there. Thank you so much. Confit garlic in bread is just amazing!"

Gaye S.

"I made this and can't wait to make it again. My family loved it.. So light and airy."

Terry C.

"Erez, wonderful presentation and the Challah look amazing. Matbucha and garlic confit superb. I will prepar all of that and made a surprise for my Jewish friends. Thanks a lot. Pino Mantelli"

Pino M
Pino M.

"I loved the lesson and will definitely make the bread....not sure about the matbucha 'cause I can't do heat! But it sure looks delicious!"

Dana D.

"Really well done - good pace - clear instruction. Videography is well timed and angled. He comes off very kind and with a clear joy for cooking - I’d eat at his table any day."

Laurna D.

"Oh my GOSH!! BEAUTIFUL!!! I love how he loves fresh vegetables and used them to create stunning dishes that make my mouth water!! I will make this dish many times!!! THANK YOU!!!"

Donna M.

"Your garden is the garden of eden!!! It’s so nice watching. Just wish to beem yourself to you gorgeous place and taste these delicious chicken breast"

Gisele K.

"The simplicity in his dishes and all the other amazing chefs who share their wonderful secrets in such beautiful ways here on yeschef is to me the biggest gift. Thank you so much!"

Francis F.

"Erez’s humor makes this even more fun to watch. “Baking and therapy” is a good life motto. :)"

Petra Z.

"This is the most amazing video I have seen here. I want to be there eating all of it with him."

Lisa S.

"Wow!! Just beautiful. This episode makes me want to run to buy the ingredients and make it now!"

Susan B.

"Great chefs are artists and if you never thought of it like that before, you will after watching this."

Jeff W.

"Looks absolutely delicious and so quick and easy to make. Definitely looking forward to making this during the next few days as we come into summer here in New Zealand. Thank you."

Debbie B.

"Beautiful video! I will be making that Shakshuka and the cucumber & mint salad. I'll let you know how it comes out. Some ingredients will be substituted but I'll give it a go."

Liz P.

"Wow that harissa chicken is divine, your beautiful garden and the view was magical, Thank You for this brilliant mouth watering recipe, and the harissa, is on another level."

Marianna D.

"Amazing! I love everything this man (genius) makes! Thank you so, so much. I hope to meet him and eat his creations some day."

Donna M.

"The Challah looks amazing and I’ve just ordered plum tomatoes and extra garlic to make the Matbucha as it looked and sounded so good."

Alison L.

"Very entertaining to watch, thank you, but living in a little village in Central Scotland, where on earth could I get all these ingredients.... :o("

Astrid M.

"I don’t know much about IsraelI cuisine or Erez but now I’m excited to try. Loved getting to know Erez."

Shelly S.

"I love the simplicity of Erez's cooking. His down-to-earth approach to cooking is enjoyable to watch. There would be a lot of laughing."

Yvonne A.

"I learned so much about different types of cucumbers and presenting them in a salad. I love the way he teaches. I cannot wait to watch more."

Yvonne A.

"Beautiful in every way A feast for the eyes.Can taste the food through this wonderful man"

Rocky L.

"This was BEYOND and exceeded my expectations! I'm so thrilled, I am making this recipe this week without fail. What beautiful storytelling!"

Joan J.

"Amazing, Amazing, Amazing!!! This is a game changer in the pizza world as a great alternative to the typical offerings which are all 2 degrees of separation from each other."

Whitebear L.

"Beautiful… “Stuff your Challah generously and life will be generous to you.” Very inspiring ?? Love this lesson so much."

Barbara B.

"Love his authenticity the cake is a keeper I’m going to bake it! He’s funny. I think I’ll get a therapist and bake w him"

Marlene S.

"Wonderful and lovely food. Opens up a new world of breakfast. I will try the eggplant and cucumber recipe."

Karen B.

"He gives you a simple and interesting hands on and wonderful approach through a chefs eyes! You know how too live and cook my friend!"

Lisa H.

"Gorgeous rustic perfection! Reminds me of my spin on bruschetta. Yum!!! Can't wait to try it."

Celeste I.

"All the chefs are great but Erez has been my favorite so far. He’s very funny and makes you feel so comfortable while he cooking. Great experience and I can’t wait to start trying to make the things he shows."

Jeffery P.

"What a great touch. Peanuts will be a nice addition to my kitchen. Thank you Erez."

Steve J.

"Thanks for giving examples of which fish are flaky and which are firm. For those of us less familiar with cooking fish, this really helps us know what to look for in the store!"

Petra Z.

"Truly remarkable recipe!! Loved learning new techniques, again I felt like I was there learning from a master!!! Not like your typical kitchen"

Gordon G.

"The fish was so fresh. Cooked to perfection I love the pepper and tomato cooked with the fish. Love fish could eat it every day."

Wendy N.

"Well, what can I say, I love how everything is served on a platter, I love the roasted salad the roasted corn, and the kebobs.Thanks!"

Wendy N.

"Mouth watering! Going to try this soon! He is cool and pleasure to watch his ways!"

Thilini W.

"His rustic and wonderfully old cutting boards, mortar and pestle and marble bowls are craveable. His cooking is beyond sensual!"

Ann K.

"Oh my goodness what to say everything looked delicious. I am 66 now but I made Falafel when I was 17. The salsas are so fresh and the chickpeas are yummy."

Wendy N.

"I have made pitas using this recipe, and I have to say that it is a revelation. The ability to watch the chef execute his recipe, makes it easy to do. Thanks!"

Daniel B.

"OMG, it looks fabulous I have made my own pita but yours looks soft and amazing. I would eat it all."

Wendy N.

"Dearest Erez, million to dot for your delicious recipes... so much fun to receive a cooking lesson from you! Thank You!"

Lynn L.

"I love Erez’s sense of humor. I definitely will be trying this recipe with the last fruits of summer."

Beth M.

"This looks so amazing! I am a former pastry chef and this recipe really got me excited to bake."

Susan M.

"So far this is the best instructional class I have seen on YesChef. I love the explanation of the ingredients. Thanks!"

Julie T.

"Loved this lesson - shakshuka is one of my favorite things. I will make this for our company!"

Suzanne W.

"I will definitely cook this very colorful and probably very aromatic breakfast, especially the eggplant salad which I will try today."

Josiane C.

"What an absolutely fabulous lesson! I made it the other day and it was utterly delicious! Big thanks to Erez’s mum! Such a great way to use all the amazing summer fruit we have."

Melanie B.

"LOVE everything about this man & his food!! His kitchen, dishes, his grandmas 80 yr old bent pan! The food is amazing!!"

Kristin M.

"This looks fantastic, you are bringing back real cooking - really good food and experiences. Love it! Thank you."

Trisha F.

"Erez is truly a master and I absolutely LOVE watching him cook.I would love to cook with him in person!!!!"

Joan P.

"I have been a challah maker for many years and have never seen anything like this - absolutely amazing. Kol Hakavod"

Ilona K.

"I really enjoyed this. Love the creativity to produce these challahs. Could almost smell them. The dough is excellent. Erez made it all look so easy."

Marlene G.

"An interesting approach to Tel Aviv cuisine from the gaze of a baker who is passionate about her good appetite, haha. I enjoyed every minute with great attention."

Hernan A.

"Wow! As someone who was born and raised in Israel, this was amazing. Thank you Erez for fine tuning my home cooking.Shalom."

Yona G.

"Had to watch straight through, couldn't put it down so to speak. A total emersion!"

Edward B.

"I enjoyed the way you captured the essence of who Erez really is! I was really inspired by his story.Thank you for sharing his story!"

George S.

"The photography! So stunning! I learned many new techniques. Excited to replicate all of this in my kitchen and inspired to plant new herbs and flowers in my garden.Thank you!"

Sheral S.

"Chef, the Challah looks delicious and so does the sauce. I can only imagine what it smells like. Never would I have ever thought to make a confit of garlic."

Wendy N.

"I loved to hear him talking about challah's origin and the technics behind making this dough. I can't wait to bake it."

Marton C.
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Become An Expert Baker

Learn core baking techniques and other life changing cooking skills.

Balancing Flavor Profiles
Balance all types of complex flavor profiles in simple and approachable ways. These are the types of skills that will guide you through your life as a cook.
Freedom in Your Home Kitchen
Erez inspires a new sense of freedom and confidence in your kitchen, empowering you to cook more at home.
Become a Master Baker
Known for sparking Israel’s artisanal bread revolution, Erez teaches the baking skills it took him a lifetime to master. Think challah bread, pita pockets, and a rustic summer cake.
The Essentials of Middle Eastern Cuisine
Uncover centuries of regional traditions and influences, exploring the fundamentals of Middle Eastern cuisine and foods of the Jewish diaspora.
Bring Breakfast to the Next Level
Elevate your brunch to a different level. Erez will show you how to wow friends and family with incredible Israeli breakfast recipes.
Recipe Inspiration
Develop a collection of recipes that will get you cooking any meal of the day, any time of the year.
Making Restaurant-Quality Dishes At Home
Forget ordering takeout food, because Erez teaches how to make the most delectable dishes at home. Your falafel, shakshuka, and challah will be the talk of the town!
Gaining Control in the Kitchen
Learn how to be in control in your kitchen, and not let the kitchen control you.
Developing Your Unique Cooking Style
Improvise intuitively and gain the courage to develop your own culinary style and identity.
Nourishing Loved Ones
Nourish yourself and of wholesomely feed the people you love. Erez shows the importance of cooking with appreciation and joy.
Cooking Fundamentals
Learn how to master one of life’s greatest pleasures and become not only a good cook, but a great one.
All Levels Welcome
Erez teaches over 35 recipes for all levels of cooks, in step-by-step, easy-to-follow fashion. No matter what type of cook you are, make the kitchen your playground!
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Erez’s class

A renowned chef, baker, and cookbook author widely known as the “Godfather of Modern Israeli Cuisine,” Erez Komarovsky takes viewers on a journey to discover the roots of his Middle Eastern cooking. From the bustling markets of Tel Aviv, Israel to his blissful home in the Northern Galilee, Erez teaches viewers how to bake his “flowering” challah and pita breads along with signature dishes like Lamb Kebabs, Hummus Mezze with Falafel, Harissa Chicken, Shakshuka, and more.

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Erez’s lesson plan

Get to know Erez as he takes you on a journey from the market to the farm, from the city center to the countryside, from the past to the present to uncover his story and modern Middle-Eastern cuisine.

Bake two of Erez’s signature stuffed challah breads, one woven with fennel & sage blossoms, the other stuffed with savory Kashkaval cheese and garlic confit. These loaves are true centerpiece stunners.

Erez teaches his quintessential Israeli breakfast: fiery-hot Shakshuka, alongside a fire-roasted eggplant salad and refreshing cucumber salad, served beside his beloved Challah bread.

Erez teaches a simple, sweet, summery cake straight from his childhood. This quick confection is based on a batter of butter, flour, sour cream and lemon zest, and topped with juicy fresh apricots that are roughly halved and dunked waist-deep in the batter.

Pita - the deliciously edible envelope - can be stuffed with almost anything. Learn how to bake the Middle Eastern staple in your home oven, and how you can turn the pliable pita dough into Sficha and Manakeesh, two Middle-Eastern pizzas.

Mezze is an assortment of small dishes eaten as an appetizer or light meal. From hummus to falafel to Arabic-Israeli salad, and all the dipping sauces, serve this spread at a dinner party and your friends will love you.

Join Erez alongside best-selling cookbook author, Adeena Sussman, to create this amazing Harissa chicken dish featuring green tomato and peach salad. Learn how to make harissa, marinate, grill, and a fresh summery salad.

Gain confidence in the kitchen and learn how to make the most delicious fish recipes, two ways: oven-baked fish with grapes and tomatoes, and fish crudo with berries and chilis.

Erez invites friends to prepare and grill lamb kebabs over an open fire, with roasted corn and Mashwiya and Mulukhiyah salads.

Chicken schnitzel is the most popular food in Israel, but this new Version will blow your mind. Erez meets up with legendary Israeli chef Israel Aharoni who teaches him how to make schnitzel-style baby lamb chops.

Erez fires up his Taboon oven to create a traditional Lebanese dish named for the pan it's roasted in, with lamb kebabs, tomatoes and raw tahini.

Travel to the northern Galilee to the vineyards of Shvo Winery, to cook an open fire breakfast along with Gaby the winemaker. Erez tosses veggies and eggs into a pan, they share much wine alongside cheese and fresh bread. A simply perfect breakfast.

Travel to a small Arab village and learn about the secrets of this Lebanese delicacy. Kibbeh Nayyeh, considered the tartare of Lebanon, is prepared with a special blend of spices and bulgur wheat for an insane aroma and one of a kind Middle Eastern flavor.

Simple, sweet, and salty. This unique salad is bursting with fresh flavors of goat cheese and bright greens. Let Erez show you a delectable salad using the pink wonder that is watermelon.

A staple in Erez's kitchen, the simple nature of Labneh balls can be used in a variety of ways: in salads, with eggs, over a toast, it's really up to you. Learn the secrets to creating perfectly preserved balls of cheesy love.

Erez shows you his simple method for creating crunchy, caramelized nuts. Using peanuts or any other favorite nut but with herbs, spice, and savory tones thanks to Erez's touch. Put it in Erez's Papaya Tabbouleh salad, or add it to anything you like.

A spin on the regional Tabbouleh salad, with other variations offered in Erez's class, this one stands out with the use of Papaya. Tangy, tart, and caramelized peanuts to add some crunch and sweetness. As Erez would say, "wowowowow".

Preserved lemons are an important part of Erez’s kitchen. The salty, briny, citrus flavor brings a beautiful pop of color and flavor, and brightens up any dish.

Erez shows you his secret for burning and peeling peppers and roasting almonds. He pairs it with the nutty crunch of almonds and the fragrant marjoram, which is what makes this pepper salad totally unique, and supremely delicious.

Not just a tomato salad, Erez takes it to new heights by adding his favorites, mint, and chili. Learn how to make this Summery salad and get inspired by its flavors.

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meet your teacher
Erez Komarovsky

Erez Komarovsky, TV personality and cookbook author, is one of the most important chefs in Israeli history, revolutionizing break making. Respected for his creative and improvisational use of high-quality ingredients, Erez compares his approach to that of a jazz musician: using traditional culinary techniques in exciting and contemporary ways. His style of cooking is the pure definition of modern Israeli food.

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Discover Erez Komarovsky’s dishes, baking techniques, and favorite recipes.

Learn how to cook the foods that made Erez the chef he is today. Make Erez’s favorite recipes in your own home kitchen. You’ll leave Erez’s class inspired and with a whole new set of culinary skills.

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Erez's Story
Documentary | Inspirational | Tel Aviv, Israel
Erez Komarovsky’s Documentary Film
53 min

Get to know Erez as he takes you on a journey from the market to the farm, from the city center to the countryside, from the past to the present to uncover his story and modern Middle-Eastern cuisine.

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