Israeli-born Chef Strikes Gold with Top US Prize
by Darinee Durai & Qian Leung
@ 12 May 2017
Philadelphia chef Michael Solomonov, praised for his modern Israeli cuisine, struck gold by winning the top U.S. chef prize from the James Beard Foundation on Monday. In 2008, Solomonov who was born near in Israel and grew up in Pittsburgh opened Zahav, which means "gold" in Hebrew. He turned his focus on Israeli and Jewish cooking after his younger brother David who served in the Israeli army was killed on Yom Kippur in 2003.
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