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March 23, 2017

Chef Michael Solomonov stars in new documentary 'In Search of Israeli Cuisine'

A major culinary revolution is taking place in Israel

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In Search of Israeli Cuisine Source/"In Search of Israeli Cuisine"

"In Search of Israeli Cuisine" is a portrait of the Israeli people told through food. Chef Michael Solomonov of Philadelphia’s landmark restaurant Zahav stars in the documentary.

Big fan of Netflix's popular series "Chef's Table"? A new documentary by director Roger Sherman follows in the same vein – speaking to culinary stars who are redefining gourmet food – but features a Philly chef.

"In Search of Israeli Cuisine" stars Zahav's Michael Solomonov, who has won three James Beard Foundation Awards and is in the running to win more this year.

In the documentary, Solomonov helps paint a portrait of the Israeli people through food. He speaks with chefs, home cooks, vintners and cheese-makers about their roots, traditions and inspirations.

"It may be surprising to learn that a major culinary revolution is taking place in Israel, a country so frequently associated with political drama. In just 30 years, Israel has gone from having no fine food to call its own to a cuisine that is world-renowned," according to the film description.

Beginning March 31, Philadelphians can watch the film at the Ritz 5 in Old City.

View the trailer below.

"In Search of Israeli Cuisine"

Friday, March 31 through Thursday, April 6
Ritz 5 Cinema
214 Walnut St.
(215) 440-1184