We are getting our culinary fix as more and more of Philly’s restaurant community reopen their doors with takeout and delivery services. Over this weekend’s takeout dinners, check out a few of our favorite food-related shows, movies, podcasts, and more. Then let us know what you’re digging into on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter @FEASTIVAL!
Film & Television
Search of Israeli Cuisine
FEASTIVAL cohost Michael Solomonov pays homage to the country of his birth and the people, cultures, and history that make Israeli food such a rich cuisine. Follow along as the James Beard Award-winning chef takes you on a personal tour of his Israel.
Chef’s Table: South Philly Barbacoa
Originally from Toluca, Mexico, where lamb barbacoa is a way of life, 2020 James Beard Award finalist Cristina Martinez has introduced Philadelphia to her family’s signature tacos. In this episode of Netflix’s award-winning series, Martinez shares her moving story and reflects on her own immigration experience, her family, her cooking, and the struggles that she and many other immigrants continue to face.
Eli Kulp, co-owner of High Street Hospitality Group, chats with “chefs the way Marc Maron talks with comedians — at eye level, with no pretense, and a disarming level of sincerity.” Guests include Philly chefs and restauranteurs Kate Jacoby (Vedge), Jen Carroll & Billy Riddle (Spice Finch), and 2020 James Beard nominees Nick Elmi (Laurel, Royal Boucherie) and Rich Landau (Vedge). The conversations touch on everything from the chefs’ backgrounds to the fight for gender equality in the industry and COVID-19’s impact on restaurant employees and the community.
Resident Philadelphian Kevin Chmidlin picks the brains of Philadelphians from every facet of life, highlighting the many communities that make our city so vibrant. Past guests have included FEASTIVAL cohost Michael Solomonov, Royal Izakaya’s Jesse Ito, and La Colombe’s Todd Carmichael.
Books & Articles
Laurel: Modern American Flavors in Philadelphia by Nick Elmi
FEASTIVAL cohost Nick Elmi and Adam Erace’s first cookbook teaches us, home cooks, how to prepare food like a French-trained pro. The cookbook mirrors the intimate dining experience of its namesake restaurant “through the celebration of refined, seasonal and local fare, with an emphasis on sustainability and creativity.”
The Philadelphia Chef’s Table by April White
The Philadelphia Chef’s Table celebrates Philadelphia’s exciting food scene with recipes and photographs from more than 50 legendary dining establishments. Featured restaurants include the likes of Lalo, Vernick Food & Drink, Vetri and more.
What to Cook with Your Kids, from Philly Chefs who have Kids
The Inquirer steps into the kitchen with a few of the city’s chef-parents to find out how they are sharing their passion with their children. You’ll find plenty of recipes to try out with your own kiddos like Aimee Olexy (Talula’s Table, Talula’s Garden, The Love) baked potato bar or Nick Kennedy’s (Suraya, Condesa) Gnocci.