Lebanese Food / Wine and Culinary Traditions

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

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Barbara in Bejdarfel with Chadia Lahoud "Helwe El Hayet"



My neighbor Sarri called me the other day saying that I should meet Chadia from his adopted village Bejdarfel, near Batroun. That is exactly what I did!  She is such an adorable woman with a lot of knowledge on edible wild herbs and plants from her village. I was delighted to share this adventure with my friend Tangor from Turkey who is a food connoisseur, having studied in Italy at the university of Gastronomy in Polenza. He is now working for one of the most famous restaurants in Turkey in research and development. Gioconda is from Andalusia in Spain and was raised in a hotel / restaurant. She is passionate about food and was really touched by this country promenade. A special bond was created that day with my two friends. I want to thank my new "habib albi" Mike Massy for giving us permission to use his beautiful song "Ya Zaman"! I absolutely love it.... Thanks, thanks! It made this episode even more special.

Last but not least, I dedicate this episode to my dear Roula, the show's segment director who has left us to pursue a job outside Lebanon. She is so special to me... She understood exactly what is inside my head and most important what is inside my heart. Love you... more to come, I promise!

1 comment:

beirutsoulkitchen said...

L'image des ftayer dans le four, avec ces belles couleurs bleues et jaunes des flammes est tout simplement magnifique ! J'adore ! Et ce mélange zaatar 7ommayda (entre autres), mamma miaaaaaa...