Tuesdays at 3:00PM EST
Michael Harlan Turkell captures the inner workings of kitchens and documents the lives of chefs in their restaurant world. On The Food Seen, he'll further explore the amalgamation of food and art by talking to artists from a multitude of media. Guest will range from photographers, food stylists, interior architects for restaurants, industrial designers -- all the players that make you want to eat with your eyes. Get ready to feast your ears!
For more check out Michael's website: www.HarlanTurk.com
Michael Harlan Turkell, a once aspiring chef and now freelance photographer, captures the inner workings of kitchens for his award-winning “BACK OF THE HOUSE” project, which documents the lives of chefs in the restaurant world. As former photo editor of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan, his recurring BACK OF THE HOUSE series appeared in the magazines from 2006 to 2011. Michael was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award in Visual Storytelling and was featured in 25 Under 25: Up-and-Coming American Photographers V2 (PowerHouse Books). He received a Photo District News Photo Annual Award and his photos have been printed in an array of publications and cookbooks.
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The Food Seen - Episode 140 - Michael Solomonov, Zahav
Chef Michael Solomonov takes his birthright to heart. Born in Israel, raised in Pittsburg, it wasn’t until his late teens that Michael returned to his homeland and his inner cuisine spoke to him. He didn’t speak Hebrew, so he learned to bake burekas (spinach pies) innately. Eventually making way to Philly, Michael opened Zahav restaurant, his ode to modern Israeli food. Plentiful of hummus, mezzes, and kebabs, all inclusive of the “Mesibah” (Party Time), which highlights a whole roast lamb shoulder, grilled over coals, braised in pomegranate juice, and served with crispy Persian rice. Michael finally found a way to celebrate his place in the world. Thanks to our sponsor, Whole Foods.
"In Israel, you could go to the store and buy beer whenever you wanted- it really wasn't a big deal. And staying up and eating is a big deal." [9:45]
"We want the menu and experience at Zahav to be sort of living and breathing, and when you start getting absolute, it doesn't work out as well." [25:15]
-- Mike Solomonov on THE FOOD SEEN…read more