Israel – Tsimus

As Marina talks about the recipe, she stresses just how easy it is to give food real flavour, using even the simplest of ingredients such as these.

We are standing outside the English class having a cigarette. The 19-euro a week each adult receives translates into 3 packets of cigarettes. Loss of control over basics such as cooking and shopping particularly affects the women on the site.

Later, a local doctor tells me of her concerns about the psychological effects of long-term stays in temporary accommodation.

  • 3-4 carrots
  • 100g butter
  • Half glass raisins
  • 3 tablespoons sugar

Slice the carrots and put them into a saucepan with the butter and one glass of water. Boil until the carrots are soft. Add the raisins and the sugar. The tsimus is ready when all the water has boiled off.