Maklouba '' Stories around the Levantine table "

Well, you have the opportunity with Bukjeh to enjoy this special time where you can feel the secrets of the Middle Eastern kitchens together with the power of storytelling and singing!

A food theatre experience is more than just a show – it is a celebration of life, love, and the power of food and storytelling to bring people together. Come and join us for an unforgettable journey of the senses and the soul.


Experience the magic of a food theatre show, where the senses are awakened and the heart is stirred. Be transported into a world of storytelling, where every bite is a journey into the past and every story is a window into the soul.
Savor the flavors and textures of expertly prepared food, infused with love, passion, and tradition. Let the aromas and tastes take you on a sensory adventure, while the performances of talented artists weave tales of joy, sorrow, and inspiration.
Embrace the opportunity to connect with the performers and your fellow audience members, as you share in the communal experience of food and storytelling. Let your emotions run free as you laugh, cry, and reminisce about your own memories and experiences.

Maqluba or Maqlooba (In Arabic: مقلوبة) is a traditional Iraqi, Lebanese, Palestinian, Jordanian and Syrian dish served throughout the Levant. It consists of meat, rice, and fried vegetables placed in a pot which is flipped upside down when served, hence the name maqluba, which translates literally as "upside-down."

Maqluba can include a variety of vegetables, such as fried tomatoes, potatoes, cauliflower, and eggplant, accompanied by either chicken or lamb.
The most common are cauliflower and eggplant. All the ingredients are carefully placed in the pot in layers, so that when the pot is inverted for serving, the dish looks like a layer cake.
Maqluba is typically garnished with pine nuts and chopped fresh parsley.
It sometimes served with salad and fresh yogurt, and is often prepared for feasts and large gatherings.

- Aseel Tayah ( singer and storyteller )
- Camille El Feghali ( oud musician )
- Meena Shamaly ( poet and musician )

May 2022 - Stories Around The Levantine Table ( In Melbourne Knowledge Week )


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