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Meet an Israeli chef at Reading Terminal Market

Israeli celebrity chef, author and television personality Gil Hovav - visiting the area - will do a cooking demo at La Cucina, inside the Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch Streets, from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 12.

Meet an Israeli chef at Reading Terminal Market

Gil Hovav.
Gil Hovav.

Israeli celebrity chef, author and television personality Gil Hovav - visiting the area - will do a cooking demo at La Cucina, inside the Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch Streets, from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 12.

Hovav may be the great-grandson of Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, the reviver of the Hebrew language; the grandson of Itamar Ben-Avi who began modern Hebrew journalism; and the son of Moshe & Drora Hovav, "founding members" of Israel's modern day public radio, but he has a lighter claim to fame:

He was a woman.

More accurately, last year he came out with the cookbook Confessions of a Kitchen Rebbetzin, in which he assumed the character of a rabbi's wife to reveal "the whole truth about everyday Israeli cooking."

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