Foodie documentary following Michael Solomonov gets Philadelphia premiere

In Search of Israeli Cuisine — the documentary film that follows chef Michael Solomonov through Israeli’s lively food culture — will make its Philadelphia premiere next month, courtesy of the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival.

Premiering as part of the festival’s CineMonday series, the documentary will screen locally on Monday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Gershman Y cultural center. Solomonov will be on hand for a post-film conversation and reception, as well as a book signing for his best-selling Zahav cookbook.

Tickets for the event — available online now — run $15 for the film only, $30 for the film and reception, and $60 for the film and reception, along with a copy of Solomonov’s Zahav cookbook.

Directed by Oscar-nominated documentarian Roger Sherman, In Search of Israeli Cuisine follows Solomonov on an adventure through Israel’s vibrant food culture. The result: An intimate, behind-the-scenes look into the culinary heritages that have helped inspire beloved Phildelphia restaurants like Dizengoff, Abe Fisher, and Zahav.

“It’s important for Americans to realize that regardless of what you see on TV, regardless of your political stance, Israeli cuisine reflects humanity at its best,” Solomonov said of the doc via a release.  “Sometimes the easiest way for people to relate to a country is through its food and culture.”

More information about In Search of Israeli Cuisine is available here.

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