Michael Solomonov talks Israeli cooking ahead of Atlanta appearances

Chances are, if you're interested in Israeli cooking, you're familiar with Chef Michael Solomonov, who shows off his skills at Philadelphia restaurant Zahav .

Now, with the release of Solomonov’s first cookbook, “Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Rux Martin Books, $35), home cooks can re-create the famed dishes of Zahav in their own kitchens.

Atlantans can meet Solomonov today and tomorrow and get a taste of his modern Israeli cooking style when he visits the city as part of his book tour. Today, Solomonov will be at Parish, a brasserie and cafe in Inman Park , for a four-course dinner presented by chef Stuart Tracy. Tomorrow, Solomonov will speak during a luncheon at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta in Dunwoody as part of the MJCCA's book festival. Both events will feature dishes from recipes in the new cookbook.