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.
As Lucy Cohen Blatter wrote in The Jewish Week,
“I thought it was just going to be about falafel and hummus.”The film trailer appears below.
That was the perception of Israeli cuisine that filmmaker Roger Sherman had when he reluctantly decided to accompany his friend, the acclaimed Jewish cookbook writer Joan Nathan, on a food tour of Israel in 2010. But the reality exceeded his expectations.“I was blown away by what I consider to be the hottest food scene in the world,” Sherman told JTA in a recent interview. “I thought, this is the perfect subject for a film.”It was. After a successful run on the festival circuit, Sherman’s documentary “In Search of Israeli Cuisine” — which attempts to define and explore what Israeli food actually is — opens March 24 in New York City at Lincoln Plaza and the Angelika Film Center. It will open March 31 in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Philadelphia, with other cities to follow.
Here is the list of theaters where you can see the film:
Los Angeles – Laemmle's Royal
Encino – Laemmle's Town Center 5
Irvine, CA - Edwards Westpark 8
San Francisco – Opera Plaza Cinema
Berkeley – Shattuck Cinemas
Philadelphia – Landmark Ritz Five
Chicago, IL - Music Box Theatre
Highland Park, IL Renaissance Place
Minneapolis – Edina Cinema
St. Louis, MO - Plaza Frontenac Cinema
Malverne, NY - Malverne Cinema
Maplewood, NJ - Maplewood Theatre
Kew Gardens, NY - Kew Gardens
Opens FRIDAY, APRIL 21
San Diego - Ken Cinema
Washington, DC - Bethesda Row Cinema
Cambridge – Kendall Square Cinema
Boston - West Newton Cinema
Atlanta – Midtown Cinema
Jenkinton, PA - Hiway Theater
Denver - Landmark Theatres