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Can food really bring people together?
Kamal Mouzawak of Souk el Tayeb in Beirut believes so.

Kitchen Table 4

Since biblical times Lebanon has been a multicultural, geographically diverse country and the people have had more than their fair share of troubles. Is food up to those many challenges, can it really bring people together?

Kamal Mouzawak believes so.

This Kitchen Table becomes the Kitchen Tawlet as we join him and his collaborators, Christine Codsi and Jaimee Lee Haddad, to learn more about life in Beirut and Lebanon, and their journey to build and maintain a community through food.

The Souk el Tayeb is its people; farmers, producers, and cooks, all working together to provide sustenance, nourishment and the pleasure of living, as everyone has these basic human needs. At times the journey has proven difficult: what have been the biggest challenges, both at the beginning and more recently? What about the next generation, what is their participation in the food chain, on the farm, in the kitchen and at the Souk?

To help get the conversation started, here is some background information to whet your appetite:

The proceedings of the 2014 OFS on Food and Markets look at all kind of different facets; for KT4 we recommend in particular the following papers:

And here is the Souk's website:

Event Details

January 21st
17:00 - 18:30 GMT


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