lebanese platter of savory breads
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Syrian boy holding up manaaesh in shape of heart, lebanon

Travel the world capturing traditional recipes and culinary heritage stories through photo-journalism and film. 

We are traveling around the world in search of traditional recipes and the stories behind the people who maintain their culinary heritage. During our time abroad, we volunteer on homesteads and small-scale, organic farms where we learn about the terroir and the region's seasonal produce. In our attempt to forge new relationships with people involved in traditional food making, we do our best to integrate ourselves into the local community. We practice the local language, introduce ourselves to neighbors, and visit local farms, farmers' markets, family-run shops, artisan bakeries, and street vendors. 

 

We have found that making friends with locals, not only deepens our feelings towards the culture and place we are living in but also helps us find locals who still make traditional recipes. Upon finding out that we are in search for traditional recipes, our new friends usually go above and beyond to connect us with their friends and families. Once we find someone special who cooks traditional food with passion, experience, and love, we record the entire process with photography, video, and writing.

 

Some experiences we've had:

 

We've harvested grapes on the Ribeira Sacra, made mozzarella in a farm whose owners play mozart to their water buffalo, searched for percebes along the rocky coast of Galicia, fertilized date trees in an oasis with an ancient civilization of people, baked bread for a village with a great grandmother in Cyprus, harvested olives to make olive oil in Cyprus and Southern Italy, cultivated cabbage to make kimchi with grandmothers in Korea, and made homemade tofu in Vietnam. Each and every volunteer experience is an opportunity to give back to the community we are living in and to partake in the day-to-day lifestyle of that given culture. Using food as a medium, we overcome barriers of religion, race, creed, and ethnicity, to provide our growing Community with a unique perspective of the lifestyles and situations that people live in.

"Discovering and Preserving Traditional Food Culture, One Country at a Time..."
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