Documentary on food to launchSan Diego Jewish Film Fest, Aug. 21

The San Diego premiere of "In Search of Israeli Cuisine," directed by Roger Sherman, will screen 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21 at the Garfield Theater in the Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. It's the centerpiece of the 27th season Underwriter Kick-off Party for the San Diego Jewish Film Festival, presented by the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture.

In a gastronomical expedition, celebrity Michael Solomonov, a James Beard Award-winning chef and co-owner of acclaimed Zahav in Philadelphia, zigzags Israel to savor a food revolution rooted in centuries-old tradition. Israel's food scene is among the most dynamic in the world, extending beyond falafel and hummus to include tasty ethnic and regional specialties.

The SDJFF will be presented Feb. 9-19, 2017, showcasing more than 60 of the best contemporary Jewish-themed films from around the world. For tickets or more information, call (858) 362-1348 or visit sdjff.org

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