The Bible talks about ancient Israel as being a land flowing with milk and honey... but when it comes to the matter of solid foods, you cannot help but notice the frequent references to other local foodstuffs, the fruits of the land. Dates, figs, olives, and pomegranates are mentioned numerous times, symbols of abundance and peace.
They’re all still there in modern Israel. Lookee:
Dates... before they’re picked and dried to look like cockroaches.
Figs on the hoof. Note the distinctively shaped leaves, perfect for covering up the crotchal area of any putative Adam or Eve.
Olives grow near a wall in the Old City of Jerusalem. All we need now is a juniper tree and we’ve got a good start on a locally grown Martini.
Ripening pomegranates hang on the tree at the Golan Heights Winery.
Now, all this talk about food has made me hungry. Fig Newton, anyone?