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Chef Michael Solomonov on Creating Modern Israeli Cuisine for Americans
Terry Gross talks with award-winning Isreali-born chef Michael Solomonov. He has a new cookbook of recipes from the restaurant he co-founded in 2008, Zahav, which specializes in modern Israeli cuisine for Americans. Zahav is located in Philadelphia. Solomonov will talk about his restaurant and about his life. He developed a drug addiction after the death of his younger brother who was killed by sniper fire while serving in the Isreali army. He is now in recovery.
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