Roger Sherman’s new film has been featured in the New York Times.
In the new feature-length documentary “In Search of Israeli Cuisine,” the chef Michael Solomonov travels from one end of Israel to the other sampling food and talking to cooks in a narrative style reminiscent of Anthony Bourdain. After watching this film, one has to conclude that with more than 100 nationalities living within the country’s borders, an Israeli cuisine resists easy definition. Many cuisines — some clearly Jewish, some not — have been validated there in recent decades. Local ingredients have found new standing, blooming even in the Negev desert. While exploring the food mosaic, the film also points out the simmering tension between Arabic and Israeli cooking. [NYTimes.com]