Breaking Bread

Breaking Bread

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  • Beth Elise Hawk


  • Nof Atamna-Ismaeel

Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel—the first Muslim Arab to win Israel's MasterChef—is on a quest to make social change through food.

Welcome to the A-Sham Arabic Food Festival where food transcends boundaries. Founded by Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, the first Muslim Arab to win Israel's MasterChef, the festival invites Arab and Jewish chefs to collaborate in the kitchen. Connected by a shared culinary history, these chefs exchange stories, recipes and techniques–minus the politics and religion. A celebration of the region's diverse cuisines and people, Breaking Bread offers a mouthwatering taste of rich culinary traditions that will leave you wanting more.

Photo credit: Cohen Media Group

Past Programs


Building community and connection through recipe creation

Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH


[VIRTUAL] The magic and science behind the perfect bake

Arkansas Cinema Society, Little Rock, AR