This isn’t your typical cookbook. “Empowering Women Through Cooking: UAE,” published by Motivate Books. Arij Baidas and Nadia Kamber were the editors and project coordinators for the UAE edition of the book. It is a unique combination of storytelling, recipes, and social awareness.

It features the stories and recipes of 55 Emirati women from various backgrounds, showcasing the UAE’s rich culinary history while empowering women and supporting the fight against global hunger.

More Than Just Recipes: A Celebration of Women and Culture

The book features a diverse range of women contributors, including chefs, restaurateurs, home cooks, and entrepreneurs. Each recipe is accompanied by personal stories, offering a glimpse into the lives and cultures of these inspiring women. Health and business experts also provide valuable insights on wellness, nutrition, and starting a food business, making this a well-rounded resource for aspiring cooks and foodpreneurs alike.

Part of a Successful Regional Series

“Empowering Women Through Cooking: UAE” is part of a successful regional initiative by Seven Circles Consulting. Similar cookbooks have been published for Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, and Egypt, highlighting the culinary traditions and women’s empowerment across the region.

Giving Back: Supporting the UN World Food Programme

Part of the proceeds from the sale of “Empowering Women Through Cooking: UAE” goes to Feeding All, a program that supports the UN World Food Programme (WFP). This collaboration highlights the book’s commitment to social responsibility and its role in raising awareness about global hunger.

Empowering Women and Inspiring Entrepreneurs

“Empowering Women Through Cooking: UAE” goes beyond sharing recipes. It aims to empower women by giving them a platform to share their stories and culinary talents. The book also features profiles of successful women-led food businesses, serving as an inspiration for readers who aspire to launch their own food ventures.

“Our story is about empowering ecosystems… through storytelling and culinary art,” said Dina Saoudi, Co-Founder of Seven Circles. “Empowering Women Through Cooking: UAE’ is a testament to the strength and diversity of Emirati women and their contributions to their communities,” she added.

“Empowering Women Through Cooking: UAE” is available for purchase at bookstores in Dubai and online. By purchasing the book, you’re not just getting a collection of delicious recipes, you’re also supporting Emirati women,cultural preservation, and the fight against global hunger.

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