A Tasting Adventure in Israeli Cuisine

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A Tasting Adventure in Israeli Cuisine

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Sunday, December 4th: Join Oscar nominated filmmaker Roger Sherman for a special sit-down Tasting preceding the screening of his film: In Search of Israeli Cuisine.
11am: Tasting at Page Restaurant, 63 Main Street, Sag Harbor. 
1pm: Screening of In Search of Israeli Cuisine at Bay Street

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The 4-course Tasting menu comes from the film’s chef/guide Michael Solomonov, and his cookbook: Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking, named 2016 Cookbook-of- the-Year by The James Beard Foundation. Recipes are inspired by Mike’s very personal take on Israeli cuisine, food that he serves at his award-winning Philadelphia restaurant, Zahav. You won’t want to miss this unique chance to explore the flavors and listen to the insights Roger will share from his film journeys to Israel.

NOTE: In Search of Israeli Cuisine will screen at 1pm at Bay Street Theater directly following the tasting.


In Search of Israeli Cuisine

DIRECTOR: Roger Sherman
PRODUCERS: Roger Sherman, Karen Shakerdge
EDITOR: Pam Arnold
CINEMATOGRAPHERS: Roger Sherman, Anthony Savini

It may be surprising to learn that a major culinary revolution is taking place in Israel – a country so frequently associated with political drama. In just thirty years, Israel has gone from having no fine food to call its own to a cuisine that is world-renowned.

In Search of Israeli Cuisine is a richly fascinating portrait of the Israeli people told through food. The film's chef/guide is Michael Solomonov, a James Beard Award-winning chef and co-owner of acclaimed Zahav in Philadelphia. The filmmakers follow Mike into hot restaurants and home kitchens, he eats street food and visits markets. The film puts a face on the culture of Israel, profiling chefs, home cooks, vintners, and cheese makers drawn from the more than one hundred cultures that make up Israel today – Jewish, Arab, Muslim, Christian, Druze. A complex and human story of the people emerges. Not only can a good meal soothe a grumbling stomach, it might well change the world.

Roger Sherman is a cinematographer, director, producer, still photographer, and author best known for his work in documentary cinema. He is a founder of Florentine Films. His most widely recognized documentaries are Alexander Calder (1998), Richard Rodgers: The Sweetest Sounds (2001), Don't Divorce the Children (1989), Medal of Honor (2008), The Restaurateur (2010), Zapruder and Stolley: Witness to an Assassination (2011), The Rhythm of My Soul (2006), and The American Brew (2007). He won an Emmy and Peabody for Alexander Calder and two Academy Award nominations for The Garden of Eden (1984) and Brooklyn Bridge (1981).

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