In Search of Israeli Cuisine

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The Israel-born, award-winning chef of Zahav, Michael Solomonov, offers up a tour of 70 plus diverse cultures of Israel through food. Over the past 30 years, Israel has gone from having no fine food to a food scene that is world renowned. Solomonov visits the vibrant restaurants of Tel Aviv, must-experience Jerusalem destinations and organic kitchens off the beaten track, sampling from remarkable food traditions as diverse as Moroccan, Persian, Lebanese, French, Italian and Russian.

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Karen Shakerdge
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Moshe Da'aboul
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Amit Gur
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  • Like the graphics that intermittently appear as Solomonov travels (and which look like the first Google Image result for "Israel map"), the documentary proves slightly underwhelming.

    April 20, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Sherman and Solomonov buoyantly capture the art and joy of preparing and savoring Israel's raft of gastronomic choices, largely drawn from localized ingredients with a concentration on lemon, olive oil, vegetables, lamb and fish.

    March 30, 2017 | Full Review…
  • The film is at its best when tackling the often uncomfortable discussion of what Israelis have learned, borrowed, and absorbed from the Arab cuisines that existed there before creation of the state.

    March 29, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • An education about Israel's surprisingly diverse cultures, and an exploration of how social, demographic and economic forces have propelled the country's food scene from the bland to the exciting.

    March 29, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • In Search of Israeli Cuisine is an unadulterated foodie delight. But much more than that, Roger Sherman's documentary offers fascinating insights into a little-understood country ...

    March 24, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Long stretches are just the usual food-speak about local ingredients and childhoods spent watching Grandma cook. Its best segments, though, are an informative take on a subject that is still very much evolving.

    March 23, 2017 | Full Review…

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