Exploring the 100+ diverse cultures of Israel through food

 

“Is this the best food film of 2016?
It’s not just about food. It’s about humanity. It’s about conflict and peace.
Inspiring...Gritty yet graceful
A mind-blowing, gut busting culinary travelogue
The photography is breathtaking
About more than food
For anyone interested in the complex history of the country
Solomonov is the perfect guide on this adventure
Not only can a good meal soothe a grumbling stomach, it might well change the world.”

In Search of Israeli Cuisine is a portrait of the Israeli people told through food. The feature length documentary 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 rich and human story of the people emerges.

Not only can a good meal soothe a grumbling stomach, it might well change the world.

 

Screenings and tickets

You can catch the film playing at film festivals across the United States. See us in Miami, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Washington DC, Chicago, Brooklyn, Hartford, Palm Beach, Savannah, Vermont, Montreal, New Hampshire… The list is growing, so check back!

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Take the official food tour

Florentine Films is partnering with Avihai Tsabari, the culinary guide of the film, and his company Via Sabra to organize special food tours in Israel.  Discover the dynamic food scene, meet the chefs involved, and learn it’s history and future.

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READ ROGER SHERMAN'S
DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

Going to Israel never crossed my mind until I was invited on a food press trip in 2010. I'd never heard anyone talk about Israeli cuisine. Like many, I thought it was hummus and falafel. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I discovered perhaps the most dynamic food scene in the world, informed by 150 traditions that had come to Israel or had never left – Jewish, Arab, Muslim, Palestinian, Christian, Druze. 

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Roger was recently honored by being named to the
Forward50,  Jews who have influenced American culture, along with Bob Dylan, Natalie Portman and Haim Saban.

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