We’re giving away TWO FREE PASSES to In Search of Israeli Cuisine, a new film about Israeli cuisine featuring Michael Solomonov. Scroll down to learn how you can win!
Is there truly such a thing as Israeli cuisine? Michael Solomonov, the James Beard award-winning chef and restaurateur behind top Philadelphia dining establishments Zahav, Abe Fisher, Dizengoff, Federal Donuts, and Percy Street Barbecue, makes it his mission to find out.
Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival kicks off its “CineMonday” series on Monday, March 28 at 7:30 PM at the Gershman Y with the Philadelphia Premiere of In Search of Israeli Cuisine, directed by Robert Sherman.
A portrait of the Israeli people through food, In Search of Israeli Cuisine is a mouth-watering documentary that follows Michael Solomonov, the James Beard award-winning chef and restaurateur behind the Philadelphia dining establishment Zahav, as he returns to his homeland to discuss his culinary heritage. From Tel Aviv’s most exclusive eateries to street bazaars and simmering pots in family kitchens, Solomonov travels the length and breadth of Israel, meeting with an eclectic group of professional and amateur chefs, cheese makers, vintners, farmers, and fisherman, to define the ever-growing lexicon of Israeli cuisine.
As Solomonov immerses himself in the local flavors of the myriad cultures that make up the Israeli people – Jewish, Arab, Muslim, Christian and Druze–Oscar-nominated documentarian Roger Sherman offers a behind-the-scenes look at a dynamic Israeli food scene rooted in centuries-old tradition. Sherman shines a light on the sectarian conflict when Palestinian cooks chafe as their savory secrets are adapted by Jewish chefs, and the story behind the ingredients that Israel produces using both ancient farming techniques and high-tech innovations.
The reception is SOLD OUT, however we are giving away TWO FREE PASSES to the film premiere. These tickets will also allow you stay after to purchase a copy of Michael’s book Zahav ($35) and to get it signed by Michael.
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One winner will be selected at random for the two free passes on Wednesday, March 23rd.
The Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival is a signature program of the Gershman Y. The second longest-running series of its kind in the United States and Philadelphia’s first film festival, PJFF uses film as a vehicle for exploring Jewish values, culture, and community. In its 35-year history, the critically-acclaimed PJFF has presented over 500 international films that highlight the diversity and commonality of the human experience, bringing together audiences with different perspectives and ideologies to explore universal themes and values that deepen our understanding of ourselves and society at large.