In Search of Israeli Cuisine — called “the best food film of 2016” and voted “Ford Best of the Fest” by New Jersey Jewish Film Festival attendees — will have a rescreening at JCC MetroWest in West Orange on Sunday, July 24, at 7 p.m., preceded at 6 by an Israeli feast.
The feature-length documentary profiles chefs, home cooks, vintners, and cheese makers from the more than 100 cultures that make up Israel today — including Jewish, Arab, Muslim, Christian, and Druze traditions.
The film by Roger Sherman was initiated by his first visit to Israel in 2010, when he learned about the vibrant Tel Aviv food scene, Jerusalem’s eclectic restaurants, the country’s 350 critically acclaimed boutique wineries, and its thriving cheese industry. Michael Solomonov, James Beard Award-winning chef and co-owner of the popular Philadelphia restaurant Zahav, serves as the guide to the country’s hot restaurants and home kitchens, street food vendors and colorful markets, along the way discussing the traditions and future of Israeli cuisine.
The kosher buffet dinner will be catered by Jerusalem Restaurant in Elizabeth. The cost for the dinner and film is $10, $25 for a family of four, free for sponsors of the 2016 NJ Jewish Film Festival; contact 973-530-3473 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit boxofficetickets.com/jccmetrowest.