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Thursday 27 July 2017
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Akleh Kitchen

The Food Heritage Foundation’s community kitchens is a network of kitchens operated by women from marginalized communities that provide healthy meals to their host communities in rural areas in the framework of traditional food promotion, humanitarian relief and for the purpose of food security.

Akleh” is the central kitchen in Beirut based in Zico House – Spears, Sanayeh, catering traditional meals for events highlighting regional culinary specialties. It employs women cooks from rural and urban Lebanon and sources its bulk ingredients from local coops and small producers.

Cooking classes for foreign food amateurs in Akleh CK given by visitor cook Araksi

Cooking classes for foreign food amateurs in Akleh CK given by Syrio-Armenian visitor cook Araksi

FHF, with its partners, established community kitchens in rural areas; these kitchens are currently linked to food aid programs for Syrian refugees and Lebanese hosting communities, they involve Lebanese and Syrian women cooking healthy recipes from local ingredients and enhancing food security of the vulnerable communities.

Read more about Aarsal Women’s Coop here.

Read more about Jamaat Al-Noor – Minyara, Akkar here.

Read more about Khayrat Bekaena COOP – El Khiara, West Bekaa here.