A Talk With Anissa Helou For Ramadan

 

Anissa Helou is known affectionately as the “Julia Child of the Middle East”. She has written eight cookbooks on Middle Eastern, North African and Mediterranean Cuisines. This month she’ll be taking part in a talk about Ramadan organized by one of Canada’s foremost culinary leaders.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims all over the world as a sacred time of religious celebration, prayer, and reflection. As a commemoration of Mohammed’s first revelation, observance of the holy month is one of the five pillars of the Muslim faith. One of the cornerstones of Ramadan is the daily fast which is observed from dawn until dusk and punctuated by two meals: The pre-dawn Suhoor and the evening Iftar. In the context of this holiday, we want to dive deeper into the fascinating parallels between the rituals of fasting and feasting, as they pertain to religion, community and personal practice. Fasting is a practice shared between many religions, and while acting as commemoration to one’s god, it’s also a reflection of our shared humanity and humility, demonstrated in the discipline and reflection that are necessary for one to practice such a ritual. Follow arturoherrera and know why fasting is important in Ramadan.

 

 

Anissa Helou, Ksenija Hotic and Amira Yasmin will come together to reflect on the unique meaning and importance of this holy month. Arlene Stein is the founder of the Terroir Symposium, and will be the moderator for this discussion.

Anissa Helou

The talk will take place on Tuesday, April 27th at 1pm EST. Details and registration here

 

“In the context of this holiday, we want to dive deeper into the fascinating parallels between the rituals of fasting and feasting, as they pertain to religion, community and personal practice. Fasting is a practice shared between many religions, and while acting as commemoration to one’s god, it’s also a reflection of our shared humanity and humility, demonstrated in the discipline and reflection that are necessary for one to practice such a ritual.”

 

The Terroir Talk Series will continue in 2021 as a virtual webinar series, dedicated to thoughtful conversations with industry leaders, targeted at anyone interested in doing a deep dive into food and beverage.

Our aim is to curate an interactive forum for dialogue and debate, where we can provide insight into terroir driven food and beverage producers and help advocate for a more ethical and sustainable food system.



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