An exuberant love for life. This is what immediately pops into mind when you meet Michal Grundland, a resident of Tel Aviv. She is the mother of three (12, 10, 6), a career woman and a marathonist, having over 20 years’ experience in TV Broadcasting and sports production. Michal holds a LLB. and a Master’s Degree in International Sports Law and was the head producer of the food channel in Israel, and a presenter of her own segments. Today She is the VP Business Development & Global partnerships of a sports-tech accelerator and Match operation specialist, working as a freelance with European Football Association and the IFA. During the covid lockdown she found time to open her own line of gluten-free, veggie super food products, under the name Blonde AlpacA.
Michal’s love for Israel is palpable and conversations with her will evoke in you an impatient yearning to visit as soon as it is safe to do so. But what is it that makes Israel so pleasurable? Admittedly, when many people think of this country, thoughts gravitate to its religious significance, and tours to the Holy Land does bring a stream of visitors here every year. Israel’s appeal however, is that and so much more. Mélange visited virtually with Michal and enjoyed a delightful exploration of her homeland.
Michael admits to being a foodie so our journey starts there, with the palate.