Kamal Mouzawak | Litfest A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe
Founder of Souk el Tayeb, Lebanon’s first farmers market, Kamal is a son of farmers and producers, who grew up in gardens and kitchens, tasting life, food and land fruits at their source.
After a major in graphic designer, kamal followed paths of food and travel writing, macrobiotic cooking teacher, healthy cooking tv chef ... That all lead to more involvement towards social and environmental change and transformation.
Since its first days in 2004, Souk el Tayeb had the vision of celebrating food and traditions that unite communities and promoting small-scale farmers and producers and the culture of sustainable agriculture. Today’s Souk el Tayeb is an institution that includes a weekly farmers market, “food & feast” regional festivals, “souk @ school” education and awareness programs, el tayeb newsletter, “dekenet Souk el tayeb” … and the latest project of “tawlet Souk el Tayeb”, the farmers’ kitchen.
Souk el Tayeb’s founder (2004 / www.soukeltayeb.com)
Tawlet founder (2009 / www.tawlet.com)
Food and travel writer
Board member of the Slow Food foundation for biodiversity (2005 – 2007)
New Hero 2008 (MONOCLE magazine)
Arab World Social Innovator - 2009 (Synergos)
Ashoka fellow – 2011
Author of “Lebanese Home Cooking; Simple, Delicious, Mostly Vegetarian Recipes from the Founder of Beirut’s Souk El Tayeb Market” - (Quarry Books 2015)
Years at Litfest: 2016
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Litfest - A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe is a weekend filled with fascinating facts, inspirational stories, intriguing discussions, incredible knowledge, fantastic music, fabulous dancing and of course, delicious food and drinks.
It is the only festival of its kind in Ireland and has created an important hub for food and drinks enthusiasts worldwide to meet and share ideas with each other.

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