Portrait : Oki – Sushi lesson with a sushi chef in Osaka – Japan
May30

Portrait : Oki – Sushi lesson with a sushi chef in Osaka – Japan

Version française Sushi, Maki and japanese style vegetables decoration with Oki from Osaka Finding a cooking class in Japan, especially to learn the art of sushi making (nigiri and maki) it’s like working for the NCIS. There are tons of possibilities, mainly cooking schools for tourists. They are good but I’m used to inviting myself into people’s kitchen, therefore it’s not exactly the same… But this...

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7. ATW : I am a piece of toilet paper… what about you?
Mar10

7. ATW : I am a piece of toilet paper… what about you?

Version française A very simple metaphor for a change… I have a story that has nothing to do with cooking but I’d like to share it very badly. It took me time to be ready to write it as I didn’t know how important it was for me but when I wrote my article (only in french sorry) about how I feel after 8 month of travel and that I used the words “I’m almost ready”, I suddenly realised how this...

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Portrait : May, a chef, a cooking teacher and an entrepreneur
Mar02

Portrait : May, a chef, a cooking teacher and an entrepreneur

Version francaise A strong woman, passionate about cooking and who knows what she’s talking about ! I’m so glad I had the chance to meet May. I was looking for a cooking school in Chiang mai among the 1500 possibilities for tourists when I found Thai secret cooking school‘s website and the key words I was looking for : Farm, outside of Chiang mai, organic, family. And the website wasn’t lying, after harvesting...

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Portrait : Kim – Family lunch and cooking lesson – Vietnam
Dec29

Portrait : Kim – Family lunch and cooking lesson – Vietnam

Version française Fish, beef, omelet, soup… Only the essential for a proper vietnamese meal I finally found a very nice family where I’m having a lot of fun and where i’m learning a lot about vietnamese food and culture. And my portrait today is about THIS woman, Kim, 30 years old, mother of a 3.5 yars old son and 3 months daughter, wife and manager of a little island of generosity in the city center of huè...

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Portrait – Mustafa, young chef AND entrepreneur – Egypt
Oct31

Portrait – Mustafa, young chef AND entrepreneur – Egypt

Version française Zooba, the story of Mustafa, the man with THE idea… After a few years in the USA working as a dishwasher and then as a cook to pay for his rent while studying, Mustafa comes back home with an idea. “Why almost all the countries in the world have restaurants with their specialities and snacks with the best of their street food… except Egypt ?” Egypt has a few snacks specialized on one thing...

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Portrait – Hamaira, a chef in Iran
Oct10

Portrait – Hamaira, a chef in Iran

Version française Hamaira, a chef in Iran, working with her husband in Yazd Hamaira is the chef of a”family” restaurant in a guesthouse in Yazd in Iran She created the menu based on the Iranian specialities, she orders, cooks, prepares and finally tidies up, washes and… start over. In Kohan hostel, Hamaiara has all the power in the kitchen where she works with Zoreh, a young woman who cooks with her and serves the...

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Souk el Tayeb, the organic / farmers market – Lebanon
Sep28

Souk el Tayeb, the organic / farmers market – Lebanon

Version française Souk el Tayeb, The farmers market in downtown Beirut As explained in a previous article, souk el tayeb is the first project launched by Kamal in 2004 when he understands that the south of lebanon produces more tomatoes than the people needs and that in Beirut the tomatoes you can find in the shops don’t always come from Lebanon. With this organic market, he gives a chance to the lebanese farmers to show their...

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Tawlet – an incredibly human concept around cooking and eating – Lebanon
Sep25

Tawlet – an incredibly human concept around cooking and eating – Lebanon

Version française Tawlet, The like at home restaurant with a new mum cooking everyday   The tawlet adventure starts with a sad discovery of one man, Kamal.  in 2004, Kamal understands that the south of lebanon produces more tomatoes than the people needs and that in Beirut the tomatoes you can find in the shops don’t always come from Lebanon. The decision is taken, Kamal opens an organic farmers market in Beirut. He...

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Portrait – Joe, a young lebanese chef and his dream
Sep14

Portrait – Joe, a young lebanese chef and his dream

Version francaise Cedar’s heaven, The story of a dream slowly becoming reality Joe, a young lebanese chef in his 30’s, finishes his 11th touristic season in Bcharry this autumn. After his grand-mother died, joe inherited of a land in Bcharry, on the old road of Ariz. There, a beautiful view of the entire Qadisha’s valley where the sound of civilization is enable to reach your hear, no electricity, no water… A...

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Portrait – Nana & Sopi, 63 & 28, Ambrolauri, Georgia
Aug16

Portrait – Nana & Sopi, 63 & 28, Ambrolauri, Georgia

Version française Nana & Sopi, mother and daughter in life, at work and in the kitchen Portrait : Nana and Sopi are mother and daughter. They were both born in the racha district in Georgia and live in Ambrolauri.   Nana is married and has a son, Valeria, 31 years old, and a daughter, Sopi, 28 years old. She learned how to cook  with her mother when she was very young and she’s now sharing her knowledge with her own...

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