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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Sepak takraw : A mix of volleyball, football and Karate…
Nov29

Sepak takraw : A mix of volleyball, football and Karate…

Version française The laotian sport that makes you think you can easily play it when watching it… but you can’t ! The Sepak Takraw (says Wikipedia) it’s a bit like Parkour, you dream about doing it because it’s super graceful and it looks so fun but when you try you know that only the cool kids can do it… Sepak Takraw is an asian sport that you can find almost everywhere in the north of Laos. You can only...

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Laotian rice – Why what how ? Laos
Nov21

Laotian rice – Why what how ? Laos

Version française The rice in Laos, A question of survival ! While riding our bikes in the laotian countryside, we lost our way and ended up in a rice field where Souk and Suong (Mia é Pua – wife and husband) were waving at us. In less than one second we invited ourselves to work for 3 hours with them and discover how the rice harvesting works in this region. We’ve been invited for diner after a hard day of work and it was...

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Being invited to a baptism? Check ! Laos
Nov18

Being invited to a baptism? Check ! Laos

Version française What does a laotian baptism look like? Easy: food, drinks, music and craziness… We’ve decided to hitchike from luang Prabang to Luang Namtha to be free to stop anywhere we want on the way and discover the small villages without any tourism infrastructures. The first night we stopped on a tiny place called “Pak mong” because we were running out of time before night and we slept in a shabby...

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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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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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Portrait: Fidan, 64 years old, Adana, Turkey
Jul22

Portrait: Fidan, 64 years old, Adana, Turkey

Version française Fidan, nature and traditions ! Fidan and Ali, her husband, both originaly come from Tunceli (Old name : Dersim), a city in the kurdish part of the country. Coming from a family of farmers, Ali was supposed to receive the lands of his parents when he would be ready. But due to a sad family story, he has lost his lands when he was only 9 years old. This is why, together with Fidan, as soon as they were married, decided...

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