All the gifts are nothing. Money gets used up. Clothes you rip up. Toys get broken up. But a good meal, that stays in your memory. From there it doesn’t get lost like other gifts. The body it leaves fast, but the memory slow.–Meir Shalev, Four Meals
Israeli journalist and television host Meir Shalev is also one of Israel’s most celebrated novelists. His other books include The Blue Mountain and A Pigeon and a Boy, for which he won the Brenner Prize, Israel’s highest literary recognition.