Performers

Michal „Hugo“ Hromas

Michal „Hugo“ Hromas

Hugo came to learn about exotic foods already as a child and he’s been working as a cook since the year 2000. He worked as a chef at Dahab restaurant in Prague, where he also learnt about Palestinian cuisine. He was also inspired by his experience with working as a cook for the movie Tobruk in Tunisian Sahara.

After his return, he launched a culinary course Raisins and Almonds. He has also used his experiences from travels around Europe to collaborate with restaurants and to design the Street Food Festival. He enjoys cooking outside the most. He manages a so-called travelling restaurant of one cook Nomadic Catering and he also has a show on the Czech online TV Stream.cz entitled At the Stand.

Tereza Hříšná

Tereza Hříšná

Tereza Hříšná je studentkou posledního ročníku magisterského oboru Blízkovýchodní studia na Západočeské univerzitě v Plzni. Navštívila již několik arabských zemí – Maroko, Egypt a Omán, v nichž se účastnila intenzivních kurzů arabského jazyka. V rámci studia také absolvovala půlroční studijní pobyt v Maroku na univerzitě Qadi Ayyad, kde studovala zejména historii, média a literaturu.

Kamal Mouzawak

Kamal Mouzawak

Kamal Mouzawak, the son of farmers and producers, created the first farmers’ market in Beirut, Souk El Tayeb. This market is working to protect the interests of local small farmers and producers in Lebanon, enabling them to sell their products directly at the market.

After majoring in Graphic Design, Kamal followed the path of food and travel writing, worked as a Macrobiotic cooking teacher, healthy cooking TV chef, all of which led him to be a member of the Slow Food foundation for Biodiversity Board. Since the beginning, Souk El Tayeb had the vision of celebrating food and traditions that unite communities and promote small-scale farmers, producers and the culture of sustainable agriculture. In 2009 Kamal was named Arab World Social Innovator and today Souk El Tayeb is an institution that includes a weekly farmers market, farmers’ kitchens, guest houses, regional festivals and educational and awareness programs.

REFUEAT©

REFUEAT©

REFUEAT© is helping Middle Eastern refugees integrate into German society using languages, work or sports. Since 2016, REFUEAT also prepares and sells street food inspired by traditional Arab cuisine. With their food stands on wheels, they are trying to reach event he hard-to-reach places in Berlin, Potsdam, Mannheim and others.

They are in parks, gardens and on rooftops. They make company events, garden parties and the public spaces feel special and unique. They are baking, grilling and cooking delicious dishes right on their travelling bicycles.

Rania Talala

Rania Talala

Rania is a French Palestinian woman who decided to quit her job as French teacher in order to devote herself to the Palestinian cuisine. She is the founder of the culinary blog "Les Ptits Plats Palestiniens de Rania". Her goal is to get to know this cuisine that she had the chance to learn with" the women of her life" (her Palestinian grand-mother and aunts), to the greatest number of people,

in particular to French people and in the Francophonie as the Palestinian cuisine is completely unknown in those countries or confused with the so called Israeli cuisine. That's also why, her motto is "La résistance dans l'assiette" (resistance in the plate). Through her food, she shares the memories of her childhood within her Palestinian family, her cultural and her Palestinian heritage. To make it live. Forever.

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