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When Highland Park native Brian Finkel decided to spend a year in “the promised land,” he didn’t go for the milk and honey—but he ended up staying for it.
Date nectar, a sweetener common in middle-eastern pantries, is a crisp syrup that can be used in place of things like bee honey, brown sugar, molasses or maple syrup. It’s very common in Israel.
“There’s ten brands [of date nectar] in every supermarket, and Israelis put it on everything,” Finkel said.