October 10, 2014

Recettes de Vie: A Unique & 100% Charity Cook Book

Recettes de Vie (Recipes of Life) is a project that was launched by Maissa Abou Adal Ghanem and Ghia Khayat Hawari. The project was born six years ago as something more than just a book. It reflects the values of sharing and giving, culminating into a unique collection of recipes that gives an unforgettable culinary journey filled with emotion from around the world.

“Recettes de Vie” is about charities, as all proceeds from the book are donated to non-political and non-religious charities. Following the first volume of “Recettes de Vie” (in 2008), thanks to the many sponsors, book sales and the support of distributors, “Recettes de Vie” donated more than US$ 100,000 to charity. In 2008, “Recettes de Vie” was able to raise awareness on various taboo subjects through contributing to various organizations including Dar al Amal, Oum el Nour, AFEL, and the Secourists of the Red Cross who were able with the funds that were offered, to get a new baby incubator for an ambulance.

Recettes de Vie 2

This year, “Recettes de Vie 2” will be supporting organizations that focus on the rights of women and children.

“Recettes de Vie 2” was recently launched in Dubai at Art Space Gallery in DIFC and the success was enormous!

The Beirut launch and book signing will be held on October 30th at les Caves de Taillevent from 4pm to 10pm. 

Following the Beirut launch, “Recettes de Vie 2” will also be launched in Paris and London at the beginning of December.

“Recettes de Vie 2” initiative and book, which will be available in all major bookstores as of October 30th.  

Recettes de Vie

Maissa Abou Adal Ghanem & Ghia Khayat Hawari (childhood friends and partners) are the co-author of a unique recipe book created with a large community of chefs and cordons bleu spread all over the world entitled ‘Recettes de Vie’ whose profits are 100% dedicated to charities. 

They both grew up with a mother cooking for her children, family and friends, gathering them all around a lively meal. The kitchen has always been the heart of their home, a place full of life and exchanges. Naturally the recipes are passed on and shared... Recettes de Vie is ultimately a book prepared by many hands. 

Following the success of the first edition of Recettes de Vie (Recipes of Life), published in 2008, they contemplated the idea of a second edition before it became an evidence. 
Some recipes from the first book became "best of" and are prepared at lunches and dinners in various cities around the world.
Recettes de Vie 2 (Recipes of Life) reveals culinary secrets that have been passed down from generation to generation. Adding new life to old classics, they share top tips for a modern twist.

Discover more than 200 delicious recipes, filled with emotion, and embark on an unforgettable culinary journey around the world.  
Recettes de Vie 2 (Recipes of Life 2) is more innovative, the structure is more streamlined, new sections have been added whilst respecting the themes of harmony, friendliness and involvement that characterized the first edition. Recettes de Vie 2 is now available in English & French.

Once again, all proceeds from Recettes de Vie 2 will be distributed to non-political and non-religious organizations that defend the rights of women and children. Maissa & Ghia hope to exceed the U.S. $ 100,000 already distributed through the first edition. They are both convinced of the same success with Recettes de Vie 2.  

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