13 February 2017

France and Palestine: a culinary week together

From February 16 to 19, the French Gastronomy Week is held in Palestine. In Hebron: workshops and meetings to share cooking experiences, gastronomy and culinary arts.

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To the south of Jerusalem, on the way to Beersheba, nestled in the hills, lies Hebron. Here, the fondest memories of the Jewish, Muslim and Christian people are preserved.
Some of the events included in the French Gastronomy Week in Palestine organized by the Consulate General of France and the French Institute of Jerusalem were held at Hebron.

Now in its third edition, the great festival of French gastronomy has two objectives: to bring the transalpine cuisine and its customs in this area, but at the same time share the Palestinian cuisine with the French professional chefs.

CHANTAL ABU EISHES
Director - Hebron – France Cultural Ass.
"The idea is to share cooking experiences among French chefs and the Palestinian people. This is not about having local cooks in large restaurants: this project encourages everyone's attendance to learn and share, like the baker today who cooked with what they found here. At the same time the French craftsmen are able to learn things like 'bread and za'atar' ... this is teamwork at all levels."

ANNE CECILIE BARBIER
Baker - Caunielle – France
"I loved the fact that, during this week, I could meet our Palestinian friends through the culture of bread, which is what unites all peoples. The advantage is that, thanks to bread, we get to meet real people."

Whether improvised or that of a great restaurant, the kitchen is a place to meet up and share. Among bowls, pots and pans ... there are no language or cultural barriers that may hinder the enthusiasm of cooking together and the joy of mutual curiosity.

ANNE CECILIE BARBIER
Baker - Caunielle – France
"The entire experience was wonderful, but my experience today with these women of Hebron was a total improvisation, because I came here to make bread, but there was no oven ... so we made cookies ... and at the end we all gathered to dance; we all found ourselves to be united ..."

VINCENT LUCAS
Star Chef – D’Enticelles Rest – Bergerac – France
"I shared the French cuisine ... I prepared a risotto ... to which we added ...... radishes, zucchini, olive oil and honey, but just a little, to give it a sweet-sour taste: we served it with bass , stuffed with a mix of coriander and shallots, leeks and herbs ... all enclosed in a bag and boiled in water."

And if "cooking is a way to give" ...

VINCENT LUCAS
Star Chef – D’Enticelles Rest – Bergerac – France
"But it is not about just cooking or making good food … it is wonderful to create something together with boys and girls, all together as a family, as friends ... it is fantastic!"

CHANTAL ABU EISHES
Director - Hebron – France Cultural Ass.
"Although we were told that Hebron is a difficult area, and that the people here are conservative, we realize people here are eager to know different cultures and have a great sense of hospitality ...
We are here today to engage the Palestinians in the typically French cuisine experience and to ensure that the French cooks can discover something culturally Palestinian."