By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Community Development and Operations
After popular engagements for Rosh Hashanah and Chanukah, Chef Michael Solomonov will be back one final time this year to celebrate Passover.
This time, he’ll be cooking up charoset, red pepper salad, mina with ground beef, and cardamom and coffee.
The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley is once again joining with other communities across the country to bring Solomonov, executive chef and co-owner of Zahav in Philadelphia, into your kitchens.
The virtual cooking session will take place on Tuesday, March 16, at 8 p.m. via Vimeo and is free and open to everyone. Recipes will be sent out in advance.
Zahav won a James Beard Foundation award in 2019 for Outstanding Restaurant. It was the first Israeli restaurant to ever win the award. Zahav was also named by Food & Wine as one of the “40 Most Important Restaurants of the Past 40 Years.”
Solomonov took home the James Beard Foundation’s Outstanding Chef award in 2017. He is also the recipient of four other James Beard awards and is one of the most decorated chefs in the history of the awards.
The event will be moderated by James Beard award-nominated food journalist Gabriella Gershenson. She has been an editor at Saveur Magazine, Rachael Ray Every Day and Time Out New York, and is a contributor to The Wall Street Journal. She is also an editor of the recently published books “The 100 Most Jewish Foods” (Artisan) and “Hummus” (Magica), and moderates a series of food talks at Symphony Space and Temple Emanuel's Streicker Center.