The 22 nd Annual Chutzpah! Festival has added a culinary feature to their programming this year and is featuring Ayelet Latovich – Persian Jewish Food and Cooking (live from Israel) digitally streamed. The cooking event will be digitally streamed November 21 at 6pm and then available on demand until November 30.
In this interactive cooking program, Ayelet presents a menu drawn from the Persian Jewish heritage of her mother’s family, which includes her grandmother, Kohrshid Hoshmand, a well-known and beloved figure in the Iranian community in Tel Aviv.
In 1993, Israeli celebrity chef Ayelet Latovich set off for culinary school in London, returning to Israel at the start of the Israeli culinary scene. She’s since worked as a private chef for the British ambassador, written for Israel’s leading culinary publication, cooked at hit restaurants Keren and Lilith, appeared in the TV program “Garlic, Pepper, and Olive Oil,” and grew a small cafe called Beta into a beloved collection of neighborhood spots around Tel Aviv. Her cooking style is rich in vegetables and grounded in a deep respect for raw ingredients. In the past year she has become the Culinary Manager at Asif – the Culinary Cultural Center of Israel, where all food cultures, traditions and innovation turn into a story of new Israeli identity.
By: Richard Wolak