My first trip to Israel was mind blowing. Stupendous food, breathtaking scenery and one of the richest histories on earth. When singling out highlights I could have chosen the cool, sophisticated bar scene of Tel Aviv or heady atmosphere of Jerusalem, reverent and dripping in religiosity. But instead I’ve gone for northern city of Acre, one of the oldest civilisations on earth.

Acre is home to some enchanting architecture, both Arab and Jewish and of course, a spectacular array of delicious food. Whether you choose to buy spices and just-caught fish from the market or treat yourself to a seafood feast at one of the best restaurants in israel; Uri Buri, you will not go hungry.

Presiding over this culinary gem of a city is Uri Jeremias, builder, hotelier and self-taught gastronome. With a Santa Claus beard and eye catching choice of shirts, he’s Acre’s local celebrity. If you get a chance to chat to him, do. Fortunately I did get that opportunity and wrote about it in TNT magazine. To read it cut and paste into your browser: http://digitaledition.tntmagazine.com/the-king-of-acre-2/

About Elizabeth Hotson

I'm a broadcast and print journalist, mainly at the BBC but I also write for other publications.

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