Saudi Arabia’s culinary traditions are as rich and varied as the nation’s diverse landscapes, with each area offering a variety of ingredients and mouthwatering specialties. Indeed, these delectable hidden gems are simply waiting to be discovered. The latest initiative, the Saudi Feast Food Festival, wrapping up on December 29.
Saudi Feast Food Festival 2022 is one of the most prominent culinary events in the Kingdom and the Arab world in terms of idea, variety of sections, the comprehensiveness of the field, and a cultural style linked to the Saudi identity.
Visitors may sample products and cuisines from each region represented by a segment of the festival.
- Date and Palm Zone: a full immersive experience about dates and palm products.
- Exhibition Zone: 25+ exhibitors in the F&B sector.
- Children Zone: an area where children can prepare simple dishes/desert with local products and ingredients in an actual farm set up.
- Educational Zone: a zone where workshops and presentation around specific topics around culinary arts are held.
- Professional Zone: a zone dedicated to professional in the culinary arts sector where business opportunities and trends are shared.
- Marketplace and cookbooks store: a section where people can buy different local food products and cook books are sold and signed.
- Restaurants zone: over 200 restaurants celebrating our culinary legacy.
- Feast Zone: a unique experience with Michelin star chefs.
- Feast Stage: live stage where world cup live matches are broadcasted.
The Culinary Arts Authority works at promoting KSA’s distinctive and varied culinary legacy both locally and internationally. Through a series of initiatives and activities, the establishment highlights the distinctive culinary traditions of the kingdom and promotes it as a center for the culinary arts. Previous initiatives include two books titled “Saveurs de AlUla” and “Saveurs d’Arabie,” both available on Amazon, and Irth Matbakhna, an initiative that encourages Saudis to upload their family recipes, some of which are featured in a book that pays tribute to the kingdom’s culinary roots.
According to a statement by Mayada Badr, CEO of the Culinary Arts Authority: “Saudis have always been used to transmitting recipes orally. We need to codify and document all of the local recipes to preserve our rich culinary heritage. It is amazing to be a part of this cultural awakening in Saudi Arabia”.