The “Food is Culture” festival continues on its sixth edition, bringing together nutritionist Tabea Lutz with fine artist May Hejiri for its third event taking place next Saturday, coinciding March 20, 2021, starting at 6:00 PM at the “Archaeologies of Green” pavilion in Muharraq.
In compliance with the precautionary measures to limit the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) recommended by the Ministry of Health, all Food is Culture activities require prior registration. All interested parties may register via the Culture Authority’s website www.culture.gov.bh.
The duo will showcase the results of their collaboration during this flavorful and visual exhibition. Tabea Lutz works in the fitness and nutrition industry, and she focuses on sharing her varied and colorful recipes, as well as useful tips on how to adopt a diet solely dependent on whole foods. As for May Hejiri, she is a budding Bahraini artist with a rich artistic background. Hejiri works with acrylic, pastel and charcoal, often mixing these mediums together.
In addition to the exhibition, the Food and Culture festival offers its fans the opportunity to sample the authentic and diverse flavors of Manama through a tour led by Zainab Akbar, the founder of “TheFoodMenu.bh.” The tour, which will be held on 19 March between 7-9 p.m. requires prior registration through the Authority’s website. Zainab is one of Bahrain’s most prominent food bloggers, an accomplished food critic and restaurateur. She began organizing local food tours last year with great success, aiming to give the public a chance to experience an authentic Bahraini atmosphere through food.
The local online learning platform “Maximize” will offer two cooking experiences in celebration of Food is Culture. Previous Food is Culture participant Lulwa Suwailah will teach participants how to make a modern Prawn Machboos, and Zahraa Alherz will share her Sourdough Cookies recipe. Interested parties can book these virtual classes through the “Maximize” platform, and all the ingredients needed will be delivered to their doorsteps.
It is worth mentioning that “Archaeoogies of Green” was National Pavilion of the Kingdom of Bahrain at Expo 2015 Milan, and it was moved to Muharraq, next to the house of Sheikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, as one of the key cultural infrastructure sites in the city. A landscape of 10 fruit gardens indigenously grown in Bahrain, the pavilion won the Silver Award for Best Architecture and Landscape at the Expo.
For more information about the festival and its activities, please visit the Authority’s website www.culture.gov.bh, or follow the Authority’s accounts on social media @CultureBah.