About The Film
In a gastronomical expedition, celebrity chef-restaurateur Michael Solomonov zigzags Israel to savor a food revolution rooted in centuries-old tradition.
Israel’s food scene is among the most dynamic in the world, extending beyond falafel and hummus to include tasty ethnic and regional specialties. Having won the James Beard award for embracing these authentic flavors, Israeli-American Solomonov returns to his homeland to discover his culinary heritage anew. From Tel Aviv’s most exclusive eateries, to street bazaars, to simmering pots in family kitchens, IN SEARCH OF ISRAELI CUISINE excites the taste buds with multi-cultural recipes passed on and elevated. But even food is not immune to sectarian conflict, as Palestinian cooks chafe when their savory secrets are adapted by Jewish chefs. Equally eye-opening is the story behind the ingredients that Israel produces using both ancient farming techniques and high-tech innovations.
Combining a procession of mouthwatering dishes and interviews with chefs, home cooks and farmers of all backgrounds, Oscar-nominated documentarian Roger Sherman presents a diverse portrait of the Israeli people told through the very personal language of food.
Film at 7:00 PM • Tasting at 9:15 PM
Closing Night will include a post-film food tasting of Israeli cuisine, provided by Hal's Kitchen, Cafe Sababa, and Cooking with Margot.
*A word about parking: Drive ups that night get a special rate of $10.00 in the deck and $20 for valet on Calloway. For more about parking visit: http://www.woodruffcenter.org/Visit/Parking-and-Directions