East Bay Jewish movie fest serves up food stuff movies to up your cravings

Alright, so the vaccine is now generating its way by way of our ranks, but we nevertheless have to guard ourselves from the virus for who understands how lengthy. You are all Zoomed out, and drained of cooking.

But on four Tuesday afternoons in January and February, a free online application may possibly stoke your culinary fireplace till dining places open again.

“Film, Food items & Amazing: The Foodie Film Fest” — presented by the East Bay International Jewish Film Competition — will supply cooking demonstrations by 4 American-Israeli cooks, each and every paired with a screening of a unique food stuff-centered film.

Specified the propensities of these celebrity cooks and cookbook authors for sharing particular stories together with their recipes and insider tips, the program of cooking demos, culinary heritage and gastronomical films makes for an appetizing blend.

It is delivered as a support to the group thanks to pageant donors.

Each of the 4 chef demos will start out at 5 p.m. The film pairing will be available to stream starting up at 8 a.m. that identical working day, and will be offered via the subsequent Sunday at 10 p.m., two days in advance of the up coming chef demo event and following film in the sequence. Here’s what’s on the menu:

January 19. Einat Admony, the chef of the Center Eastern restaurant Balaboosta and the falafel chain Taim, will display how to prepare Moroccan spiced fish, Yemenite salad with fenugreek, yogurt dressing and ja’ala (a roasted nut and seed combine). The film is the 75-moment “Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles,” a luxurious 2020 documentary in English about Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi and his fee to depict the French Palace of Versailles in — you guessed it — cakes.

January 26. Lior Lev Sercarz, the chef, spice blender and operator of La Boite, a New York City biscuits and spice store, will put together a freekeh and feta salad, charred eggplant and a labneh parfait. The film is “A Contact of Spice,” a 2003 drama about a Turkish refugee in Greece revisiting childhood memories. It’s 108 minutes in Greek, Turkish and English, with English subtitles.


February 2. Danielle Renov, food blogger, influencer and author of the well known cookbook “Peas, Appreciate and Carrots,” will get ready meat-stuffed artichokes, sumac-scented fennel and tangerine salad. The film is “In Search of Israeli Cuisine,” a ideal accompaniment. In this visually enticing, 96-moment documentary in English from 2016, Israel-born chef Michael Solomonov (recognized for his Philadelphia restaurant Zahav) takes a discipline trip to Israel to investigate the various roots of Israeli food stuff.

February 9. Adeena Sussman, the bestselling creator of “Sababa: Fresh new Sunny Flavors from my Israeli Kitchen area,” among the other people, will be introduced by Solomonov. She will put together two of her cookbook’s desserts, “My Mother’s Irresistible Peach Kuchen” and  “Chewy Tahini Blondies.” The film is the 94-minute “Dough,” a light British drama from 2015. Established in England, it is about a younger Muslim who apprentices in a failing Jewish bakery, and provides a special “green ingredient” that sends profits sky large.


Now how’s your hunger?

For more info or to make reservations for totally free tickets, stop by eastbayjewishfilm.org.