Andrew, the food blogger who arranged this, pulled ping pong balls out of a I heart Peckham bag. A lucky dip, you rummaged around and hoped you didn't get anywhere between Geneva and Istanbul. I got Israel.
Brownie and Cowie lucked out and got France and Turkey. Hollow legs got Lithuania. Poor Su Lin got Moldova. Eat like a Girl got Sweden. "Go to Ikea" I piped up.
The idea is to blog about the food from the country you picked. This can be a restaurant, a shop, a meal, a recipe.
Trouble about Israel is that I have negative feelings towards them ever since two Israelis squatted my flat and left me with £5000 worth of damage. I'm not too crazy about their squatting of Palestine either.
Turns out they have even squatted falafel, adopting it as their national dish. It belonged to the Palestinians before.
For people interested in Palestinian produce, check out Zaytoun.org. They have a monthly stall in Shah Jahan mosque in Woking at lunchtime on the first Friday of every month if you live nearby.