"In Search of Israeli Cuisine," with Roger M. Sherman

A Live, Online Event Recorded Via Zoom on May 21, 2020

In Search of Israeli Cuisine is a portrait of the Israeli people told through food. The film profiles chefs, home cooks, vintners, and cheesemakers drawn from the more than 100 cultures that make up Israel today—Jewish, Arab, Muslim, Christian, Druze. A rich and human story of the people emerges from their food. The film has played in more than 160 festivals and special screenings around the world and has been shown in theaters across the United States and Canada.

It is recommended to watch the film before viewing the talk—and also to eat beforehand, as it will undoubtedly make you hungry! The film is available in the U.S. and Canada on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Youtube, and Google Play. The film is available in the UK, South Africa, Australia/New Zealand and Israel on Amazon.

About the director: Roger Sherman’s films have garnered two Academy Award nominations and won an Emmy, a Peabody, and a James Beard Award. He is a producer, director, cinematographer, author, documentary doctor, and a founder of Florentine Films.

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