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Falafel - Give Peas a Chance


Saturday, August 4, 7 p.m. ET


With purported roots dating back to biblical times, this sidewalk sandwich is probably the most important pleasure shared by Arabs and Jews. Documentary filmmaker Ari Cohen travels from the depths of the Holy Land to some of the greatest falafel restos in Europe and North America, engaging in a lighthearted culinary escapade as well as an earnest questioning of whether the mighty falafel is the grassroots gateway to peace and compromise. Includes interviews with celebrated food writer Claudia Roden, and with falafel-lovers worldwide.

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With purported roots dating back to biblical times, this sidewalk sandwich is probably the most important pleasure shared by Arabs and Jews. Documentary filmmaker Ari Cohen travels from the depths of the Holy Land to some of the greatest falafel restos in Europe and North America, engaging in a lighthearted culinary escapade as well as an earnest questioning of whether the mighty falafel is the grassroots gateway to peace and compromise. Wednesday August 8, 2012