Stories Behind the Menu - The Rich Ethnic Mosaic of Israeli Food - A Culinary Exploration with Chef Zehorit Heilicher

    Sandifer and Burton will be partnering with local chefs to create a cultural voyage of African American, Central American, Israeli, and Indigenous delicious food and rich storytelling. The events will be held quarterly in person at ModernWell and will be focused on a book or docu-series related to the particular ethnicity and culture. Events are sponsored in part by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.The third of the series, Stories Behind the Menu - The Rich Ethnic Mosaic of Israeli Food - A Culinary Exploration with Chef Zehorit Heilicher, will be held September 8th from 6:30pm - 9pm. The event discussion will center around the documentaryThe Search for Israeli Cuisine, as well as the food prepared by Chef Zehorit Heilicher.Zehorit was born in Israel to a Yemenite immigrant family. Growing up in multi-cultural Givat Olga, she experienced Israel’s rich ethnic diversity through food and celebration. Following high school graduation, Zehorit joined the Israeli army, where she became an officer, finishing her service as a lieutenant. She then majored in English Literature and Political Science at the Tel Aviv University. While working in a Minneapolis summer camp she met her husband and relocated. Since then Zehorit has been raising her 4 children, teaching cooking classes in both the Jewish and the general communities and volunteering. Zehorit brings to the kitchen her Mediterranean roots, her passion for healthy and flavorful dishes and her love of people and storytelling. Teaching in the Twin cities for the past 10 years, she shares her appreciation for the way in which culture, geography and history shape our food and the way we gather to eat it.

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    Sandifer and Burton will be partnering with local chefs to create a cultural voyage of African American, Central American, Israeli, and Indigenous delicious food and rich storytelling. The events will be held quarterly in person at ModernWell and will be focused on a book or docu-series related to the particular ethnicity and culture. Events are sponsored in part by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.

    The third of the series, Stories Behind the Menu - The Rich Ethnic Mosaic of Israeli Food - A Culinary Exploration with Chef Zehorit Heilicher, will be held September 8th from 6:30pm - 9pm. The event discussion will center around the documentaryThe Search for Israeli Cuisine, as well as the food prepared by Chef Zehorit Heilicher.

    Zehorit was born in Israel to a Yemenite immigrant family. Growing up in multi-cultural Givat Olga, she experienced Israel’s rich ethnic diversity through food and celebration. Following high school graduation, Zehorit joined the Israeli army, where she became an officer, finishing her service as a lieutenant. She then majored in English Literature and Political Science at the Tel Aviv University. While working in a Minneapolis summer camp she met her husband and relocated. Since then Zehorit has been raising her 4 children, teaching cooking classes in both the Jewish and the general communities and volunteering. Zehorit brings to the kitchen her Mediterranean roots, her passion for healthy and flavorful dishes and her love of people and storytelling. Teaching in the Twin cities for the past 10 years, she shares her appreciation for the way in which culture, geography and history shape our food and the way we gather to eat it.