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‘Zahav’ named James Beard book of the year

(JTA) — Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook’s Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking won Book of the Year and was also named best book in the international category at the James Beard Foundation’s 2016 Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards Tuesday night, April 26 in New York. In addition, NOPI: The Cookbook, which is co-authored by Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi, won in the Cooking from a Professional Point of View category. Solomonov, an Israeli-American, and Cook run the popular, award-winning Israeli restaurant Zahav (Hebrew for gold) in Philadelphia, which opened in 2008. Zahav is part-cookbook and part memoir. Solomonov also operates several other restaurants in Philadelphia, including a hummus spot called Dizengoff that is named for a major Tel Aviv thoroughfare. According to, Dizengoff is about to open a New York branch in Manhattan’s Chelsea Market. Solomonov was the 2011 James Beard Award winner for best chef, Mid-Atlantic.

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