Lebanese Food / Wine and Culinary Traditions

Lebanese Food / Wine and Culinary Traditions
Spring time always inspires me...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Defininng cooks, the Slow Food Way

Definition of cooks according to Slow Food, this says it all!

Cooks play an essential role. They are the interpreters of a territory, who can add value to it through their own creativity. The Terra Madre cooks understood that pleasure must not be separated from responsibility to producers, without whom none of their work would be possible. In this way, they reinforce the food communities, through dialogue and collaboration with producers, and fight against the abandonment of cultural tradition and standardization of food. And it is in their restaurants that this philosophy reaches consumers.

I know there are many creative and talented cooks in Lebanon. I think they play an important role in keeping our culinary heritage alive. Many cooks are using basic Lebanese ingredients and are doing magnificent creations with the food. Lebanese cooks should be cherished, put on a pedestal, respected, and given the opportunity to shine in our society. I think this is currently taking place, slowly but surely...

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