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Directed by Roger Sherman

Israel, United States 2015 97 mins.

“If hummus and falafel are the only things that come to mind when you think about Israeli food, then this fascinating documentary is a must-see. Guided by Michael Solomonov, the Israel-born, Philadelphia-based, award-winning chef behind (hit Philadelphia restaurant) Zahav, we explore the 70+ diverse cultures of Israel through food. Solomonov visits the vibrant restaurants of Tel Aviv, must-experience Jerusalem destinations and kitchens off the beaten track. He samples food traditions as diverse as Moroccan, Persian, Lebanese, French, Italian and Russian and talks to a variety of chefs–Jewish, Arab, Christian and Druze; kosher and non-kosher, secular and religious–and asks them about their traditions and if there is such a thing.”—Palm Springs Film Festival.



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