Ellie “Foodie” Rudee (@foodierudee) is a culinary tour guide and journalist based in Jerusalem. Born and raised in Seattle, Ellie often writes about the intersections of food and wine with culture, history, and Jewish identity. She has met with and written about Jewish communities globally, from the Mountain Jews of Azerbaijan, to the Jewish community of Havana, Cuba. Ellie’s articles have been published widely, including in Forbes, USA Today, Jerusalem Post, Jewish News Syndicate, and countless other news outlets around the world. She is a culinary tour guide of the Machane Yehuda market in Jerusalem and the founder and organizer of Jerusalem Cooking Club, a social, skill-sharing club for young Jerusalemite foodies, as well as the food retreat, “Jerusalem Mix: Exploring Israeli Cuisine.” She loves to cook, travel, and write (not at the same time, but… challenge accepted!) and host people at her apartment for food-centered events.