Michel Petroni, the screenwriter who adapted ‘The Book Thief’ for film, is not Jewish. But he found something both personal and universal in Markus Zusak’s bestselling novel.
With the popularity of Top Chef, The Food Network and just about any TV show focused on food, it was only a matter of time until a film on the people who’ve made cooking a lifelong labor of love made it to the silver screen.
Hotel chef Ofir Yudlivich is one of a handful of Jews on the South Pacific island of Fiji. He talks about growing up in New Zealand and cooking up a storm for visitors in paradise.