Lebanese Food / Wine and Culinary Traditions

Lebanese Food / Wine and Culinary Traditions
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

TV Again...

Oum Ali mixes different flavors as the cheese is finished cooking
 I'm starting my culinary journey segments again on Helweh el Hayat on LBC again (3rd round) ... Yesterday, we visited Mona El Dorr (Oum Ali). We learned how to make cheese at home, simply using yogurt as a starter or lemon juice. She makes different variations flavored with red pepper paste, rosemary, freshly ground pepper, basil, and nigella seeds. We finished our shooting with a session of bread-baking on the saj while devouring hot cheese wraps. Awesome!
Oum Ali is a food producer who showcases her art at Souk el Tayeb and at the Slow Food Earth Market every week (rain or shine). She works a lot to make ends meet, raising 4 children with dignity, love and values. I admire her and love her food. One of my favorite place to be in life is next to her while she bakes bread. She has a way of handling the dough and making the bread which relaxes you completely. We have shared many food adventures together, along with her partner Nelly Chemaly both in Lebanon and abroad. They are the founder of a small-scale company called Earth & Co.

Here is a glimpse:

Coffee is so much better when you share it with a friend
Cooking bread the old fashion way
Fresh cheese at Oum Ali's

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

God Bless her, I am sure someone will see her talent and make her life a bit easier.