During the exhibition BELLO DA MANGIARE BUONO DA GUARDARE (BEAUTIFUL TO EAT GOOD TO LOOK AT) were held the following THREE SIDE EVENTS:
“ART FOR HEALTH”
The first event took place on May 8. The Director of Health Promotion and Non-Communicable Diseases of the Qatar Ministry of Public Health Dr. Al-Anoud Al-Thani and the former World Health Organization (WHO) Coordinator and creator of the WHO A4H project Dr. Mario Merialdi, spoke on the role of art and graphic design in science communication and health promotion. It was an evening of interesting reflections about the different ways used to spread messages to promote individual health and community well-being.
“A QATARY AND AN ITALIAN CHEF MEET TO COMPARE THEIR PASTRY PROWESS”
At second event on May 11, the Qatari pastry chef of We Cafe Restaurant, Ameena Musa, and the Italian pastry chef of Paper Moon Restaurant, Alessandro Esposito, compared the techniques of preparation and decoration of Arab and Italian pastry art. The chefs created two very similar desserts, the muhallabia and the panna cotta explaining to the public the peculiarities and the similarities of the techniques of preparation and decoration of the sweets of their countries. It was a fantastic evening of haute cuisine and delicious tastes.
“DESSERT RECIPIES OVER THE CENTURIES"
The third event has been organized in collaboration with the MIA Library of Doha – for the occasion transformed in “Gastronomy Book Club”. Together with Susan Parker-Leavy, Head of MIA Library and Amirah Al Sarraj, Rare Book Intern, we discovered the secrets of Qatar Museum’s important antique gastronomy books collection. It was an evening of wonderful recipes from the 15th Century to the present and “sweet” suggestions from the past.
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