Shaul Ben-Aderet’s grandmother didn’t own a television set. So when she minded him while his parents were at work, she stood him on a chair and he helped prepare Iraqi dishes in her Tel Aviv kitchen.
“When I was four or five, I already knew I would be a cook,” says Ben-Aderet, 48, owner and head chef of three Israeli restaurants. “Some children dream to be a doctor or policeman. Me — just put me in the kitchen.”