CRS Sisterhood and the RSS PA invite you to join us for an evening of Q&A and a cooking demonstration with Gil Hovav, Israel’s leading culinary journalism and TV personality. Gil comes from one of the most respected lineages in the Jewish world: he is the great-grandson of Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, the reviver of the Hebrew language; the grandson of Itamar Ben-Avi, who began modern Hebrew journalism; and the son of Moshe & Drora Hovav, “founding members” of Israel’s modern day public radio.
As an author, Gil has published best-selling novels, all related in different ways, to his family’s colorful history, exposing with humor and emotion a Jerusalem of his childhood that no longer exists. Recently, he published his first cookbook in English “Confessions of a Kitchen Rebbetzin.”
Nowadays, Gil is busy with his publishing and his weekly radio show about restaurants in Israel. His latest 20 episode tv series, ‘Food for Thought’ included 20 interviews with Nobel laureates, including John Nash, Elie Wiesel, Daniel Kahneman, Eric Kandel and many others.
For the past 30 years, Gil lives with his partner Dan, whom he met during their army service, and together they raise their fourteen year old daughter, Naomi.