Erez Komarovsky is a chef, baker, and author, known as one of the founding fathers of modern Israeli cuisine. He launched "Lechem Erez", a bakery which sparked the artisanal bread movement in Israel and grew to over 30 locations, before moving to the Galilee to open his cooking school. He also appeared as a judge on the cooking show Game of Chefs.
At Mint Kitchen, the elevated fast casual restaurant in New York City, Erez created a fresh and healthy ingredient-driven menu of modern Israeli cuisine inspired by his work in the garden of his Galilee home.
In this episode, Erez shares his one way ticket to have the first bread eaten by Alexander the Great's army in the first village they arrived in when they first entered India. Erez also talks about Israel's vibrant food scene, the importance of simplicity in cooking and why you need to keep top notch olive oil in your cupboard.
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