1. You know the difference between Ashkanazi and Sephardic cuisine and know how to combine them perfectly.
The Ashkenazi come from a cold climate, so there is a lot of potatoes, meat, and bread in their menu. Vegetables are mostly preserved and mayo is the dressing of choice. Meanwhile, Sephardic Jews are blessed with warm weather and mostlive by the sea. Their diet includes herbs, spices, fresh fruits and vegetables, chicken and fish. They believe that lemon and olive oil make anything better, even the soup. You know you are culturally Israeli when you’ve found your favorite dishes from both traditions and begin to include them in your cooking.