Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Walima Cooking Club

Walima .................Means Food Celebration
The Arabic word Walima (banquet) is derived from the root word Walam, which literally means to gather and assemble. The Arabs used it for a meal or feast where people were invited and gathered to eat and celebrate for days, either for new born babies, a traveller returning home or for weddings.

Later the term became exclusive for banquet celebration..

To all Food lovers ....... A New Middle Eastern Food Club is BORN.

If you love Arabic Food, and Middle Eastern Spices.

join us and be part of a creative spicy team.

You can send me an email :

A special thanks to Mr. H. Farroukh , who authorized us to use his dad's painting from the album still life. for our new Arabic Cooking Club Walima Logo.

The Painter Mustafa Farroukh A contemporary Lebanese artist born in Beirut in the year 1901. A graduate of the Royal College of Fine Arts in Rome on the year 1927. While in Rome participated in its largest exhibits. After receiving the Art Diploma from Italy he proceeded to Paris where he studied under famous French painters.

The outstanding Lebanese painter of his generation, Farroukh is noted for his clear colors and his Historic and National subjects. With a special care to study the spirit of Nature and the Character of people with the purpose of recreating the local context. He is in full control of his Art as a result of his deep understanding of the basic rules and strength of the painting profession.

In 1940 he Exhibited his paintings in the International Exhibition in New York and his name was registered in the Benezit International Dictionary of Art in the year 1950. He is the founder of a unique revolutionary school of Arts recognized by leaders of the Cultural world locally and abroad.
Mr Farroukh died after a severe sickness in 1957.

if you are interested to read more about our great painter or to purchase one of his painting

click on this web site: www.farroukh.org


amal said...

Hi Arlette
I've already sent a mail to you last time ! whatever, you can contact me on this adress: amour_des_saveurs@yahoo.com
Have a nice sunday!!

ღ♥ღ Nesrin Designs ღ♥ღ said...

Hi Arlette

your MAAMOOL very niiiiiiiiiiceand yammmy

and yalengeee is heavenly>>>>> yuuuuummmmyyyy

can i copy this >>> about WALIMA
and paste it in my blog ?

Arlette said...

of course I like you to do that...
with blessing...

Noor said...

Salams Arlette. Thanks for the invite to the club I would love to join in. You can catch my email on my front page...


I am proud and happy to be a member of Walima cooking club. The challenge gives us the chance to bring out our creativity in new ways, plus it gives us experiences making dishes that we normally would not make and helps us to understand the other Arabic cultures.

Arlette said...

Marhaba Sabah

Thank you for your sweet comments, We are all looking forward for our first challenge next month !!!!

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