The Embassy of Lebanon in Washington DC organized at its premises an “Authentic Lebanese Culinary Products” event in collaboration with Fair Trade Lebanon, on June 22, 2017.
The event was enormously successful, offering a wide tasting of “Terroirs du Liban” products to more than 400 guests not only from the Lebanese diaspora but also from the professional and commercial American sectors. Guests had the chance to taste Lebanese specialties prepared in different ways and flavors such as Kechek, Tabbouleh, Fattoush and more. Fair Trade Lebanon also installed a live saj and manakeesh station, freshly prepared by Em Touma, member of Aita Al Fokhar cooperative. In addition to the appetizers and saj, invitees discovered and indulged in more delights from the Lebanese terroir such as oriental desserts (festkiyeh, semsmiyeh, malban, nougat) and refreshing drinks (wines, arak and syrups).
This special occasion supporting Fair Trade Lebanon's objective to "Trade Not Aid" and help rural Lebanese producers to work and live in dignity is supported by the Middle-East Partnership Initiative (MEPI).
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