The 5th Food Production Fair – LIU Bekaa

Petra during her presentation

On December 6th, 2017 the Lebanese International University (LIU) organized its fifth Food Production Fair in its Bekaa campus in Khiara. The event featured different presentations on traditional food productions (mouneh) like traditional cheeses and honey as well as an exhibition of different local products.

Gluten free rice kebbeh prepared by the students

FHF, represented by Mrs. Petra Chedid el-Rassi – coordinator of darb el karam – participated in the event and talked about the production of Ambarees cheese and pomegranate molasses, and the different mouneh production activities offered by darb el karam – food heritage trail.

Munchies prepared with local products

The kishk corner!

darb el karam at the FCSI EAME biannual conference – Vienna

Ms. Jeambey introducing the foundation’s programs to the audience

During the FCSI EAME biannual conference, held in Vienna for Food Service Consultants all over the world, Zeinab Jeambey, FHF food tourism expert, spoke about the importance of food tourism for rural areas in Lebanon and highlighted Darb el Karam as a unique food tourism destination in the Shouf Cedar Biosphere Reserve, where visitors have the chance to be involved with farmers and producers in harvesting and food processing activities and enjoy star dishes of the areas at tables d’hote and guesthouses.