Craving Palestine; the Not-for-Profit Recipe Book Working to Keep Palestinian Cuisine Alive

Palestinian cuisine is one of the world’s richest cuisines, so creating a recipe book that features its best dishes is everything a food enthusiast would be after.

With the help of chef Fadi Kattan, Lama Bazzari and her 17-year-old daughter Farrah Abuasad, launched “Craving Palestine“. The not-for-profit cookbook includes 100 recipes of Palestine’s favorite traditional classics and modern reinterpretations of the best ones. A number of artists, celebrities, and public figures, like Mohamed Hadid and Susan Abulhawa contributed to the book in honor of their love for Palestine.

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We are honored to announce our next inspiring contributor, the awe inspiring real estate developer, artist Mohamed Hadid. Originally from Nazareth & Safad, Mohamed Hadid was born in Nazareth to the prominent Palestinian families Daher/Hadid, mere days before his families expulsion from Safad to Syria as Palestinian refugees, alongside his siblings and his parents Khairia Daher and Anwar Hadid in the 1948 #nakba. As a successful real estate developer, Mohamed Hadid & Hadid Development, have offered unsurpassed vision and development acumen to the world, developing and building unique office developments, residential & hotel developments. Hadid expanded his work to redefine exquisite estates in Aspen, Mexico, and Beverly Hills and is currently part of a team that is building the largest residential complex in the world in Cairo according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Mohamed is also an acclaimed artist, humanitarian, former Olympiad & proud father of 5 beautiful children Marielle, Alana, Gigi, Bella and Anwar Hadid. We were honored that Mohamed Hadid, who is an excellent chef too, was one of our first confirmed contributors in the @cravingpalestine cookbook, saying that he is 100% on board, when it was a mere idea in March 2019, as relayed to us by one of our co-founders @lamabazzari and Mohamed has since shared with us two of his favorite family recipes from the hands of his precious mother Khairia Daher that are featured in our not-for-profit cookbook with 100% of book sales benefiting Palestinian refugees in Palestine, Lebanon & Jordan. One of Mohamed’s recipes was on the menu at our @cravingpalestine inaugural supper club held in the old city of Jerusalem last November. We are honored to have you with us @mohamedhadid &thank you for being an exemplary Palestinian ambassador globally, raising awareness to our beautiful Palestine through your platform and for sharing with us your special family recipes & stories that preserves our food, heritage & culture. @cravingpalestine cookbook will be available on pre order sales in next two weeks & will be announced here & can be ordered through our website so stay tuned.

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Proceeds from the sales of the first edition will be fully dedicated to Anera, an NGO that supports and promotes education, health, and development programs, as well as refugees and refugee camps, among other humanitarian causes.

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