“I Could Nosh” Book Release with Jake Cohen and Mike Solomonov (and surprise guest Alex Edelman!)

Thursday, Sep 28, 2023

Thursday, September 28, 2023

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In Person at The Weitzman (5th and Market) 
5:00 pm Cash Bar | 6:00 pm Program | 7:00 pm Book Signing
In Person Tickets*: General Admission $45 |Members $40
*Each ticket includes a signed book, raffle entry, and post event nosh samples.

Livestreamed on Zoom
5:45 pm Virtual Doors | 6:00 pm Program 

Livestream Tickets*: Livestream Ticket $10 | Livestream Ticket + Book $35
*Livestream ticket included with books purchased from Weitzman Museum store

Prepare to indulge your senses as The Weitzman welcomes acclaimed celebrity chef, foodie influencer, and New York Times Best-selling author Jake Cohen for the much-anticipated launch of his sophomore cookbook I Could Nosh. Joined on stage by Philadelphia’s own James Beard Award-winning chef, Michael Solomonov, the two culinary powerhouses will cook and kibitz about their favorite recipes and funny stories from family gatherings. 

Whisk your friends together, and fold in family and loved ones for a pre-show schmooze from 5-6 pm. Light food and drinks will be available on the concourse level at our cash bar.

But wait, there’s more—this soirée is just the appetizer!

  • Want to meet Cohen in person? Stay for the book signing following the program.
  • As a token of appreciation, in addition to your copy of I Could Nosh, all attendees will be entered into a raffle to win fabulous items from Cohen’s Goldbelly line of products and a goodie bag filled with treats from the Weitzman Museum Store.

This event promises to be an unforgettable celebration of Jewish American culinary heritage, with plenty of laughs, flavors, and stories to savor. Reserve your spot today and come prepared to listen, learn, and nosh with us!

*The Museum Store will carry the book as of September 12. If you have already bought your event ticket and are interested in picking up your cookbook in advance of September 28, please email info@shoptheweitzman.org to make arrangements.

Dietary Observance

  • Pre-show food-for-purchase includes dairy/vegetarian options not prepared under rabbinical supervision as well as packaged, certified kosher options.
  • Post-event nosh will feature a dairy and vegetarian recipe from Jake Cohen’s book not prepared under rabbinical supervision.


About the Chefs
Jake Cohen is a New York Times bestselling cookbook author and nice Jewish boy from NYC. After working in some of NYC’s best restaurants and test kitchens, he wrote his first book, Jew-ish, about his love of modern Jewish cooking and baking. His sophomore book, I Could Nosh, comes out on September 12. Jake and his recipes have been featured on Rachael Ray, The Drew Barrymore Show, Live with Kelly and Ryan, Good Morning America, and the Food Network and in the New York Times, Food & Wine, the Wall Street Journal, Bon Appetit, and Forbes (making the 30 Under 30 list in 2022 for Food & Drink), among others. When he’s not posting challah-braiding videos and recipes on his Instagram and TikTok (@jakecohen), he’s eating around New York City with his husband Alex.

Michael Solomonov is a beloved champion of Israel’s extraordinarily diverse and vibrant culinary landscape. He is co-owner of CookNSolo Restaurants with hospitality entrepreneur, Steve Cook. Together they own Philadelphia’s Zahav, the trailblazing restaurant where Solomonov is Chef, which has put the rich melting pot of Israeli cuisine at the forefront of dining in America today. Solomonov is the co-author of three cookbooks, and the recipient of the following James Beard awards: 2011 “Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic”, 2016 “Best International Cookbook” and “Book of the Year” for his and business partner/co-author Steve Cook’s best-selling cookbook, Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking, and the 2017 “Outstanding Chef.”  In 2018, Zahav was recognized by Food & Wine magazine as one of “The 40 Most Important Restaurants of the Past 40 Years” and in May of 2019, Zahav was awarded “Outstanding Restaurant” by the James Beard Foundation, making Zahav the first Israeli-American restaurant to be awarded this great honor. In addition to his work at Zahav, Chef Solomonov co-owns Philadelphia’s Federal Donuts, Dizengoff, Abe Fisher, and Goldie. In July of 2019, Solomonov brought another major slice of Israeli food culture to Philadelphia with K’Far, an Israeli bakery & café named for his hometown just outside of Tel Aviv. In November of 2019, Solomonov opened Merkaz, an Israeli pita sandwich shop, and in February of 2020 opened Laser Wolf, an Israeli skewer house. Outside of the restaurants, you can often find Mike with Steve at Pho 75, working out the kinks in their Israeli village, or with family.

Purchase Extra Copies of the Book
Everybody who orders I Could Nosh from the Weitzman Museum store will receive a complimentary link to the event’s livestream. To purchase the book from the Museum Store, visit www.shoptheweitzman.org.

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