Palestinian Chef Fadi Kattan's Restaurant Closed Due to COVID. So He Became a Food Influencer

Fadi Kattan, of Bethlehem's famed Fawda restaurant, is one of the only chefs anywhere who has dared to try his hand at modern Palestinian cuisine. During the past two years in a city bereft of foreign tourists, he too has had to think creatively, cooking from home and becoming a social-media star

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Fadi Kattan. “I don’t like the term ‘web influencer,’ but if I can advance goals and things close to my heart – like Palestine, Bethlehem and social issues – why not, actually?"
Fadi Kattan. “I don’t like the term ‘web influencer,’ but if I can advance goals and things close to my heart – like Palestine, Bethlehem and social issues – why not, actually?"
Ronit Vered
Ronit Vered

The cooks’ white uniforms and the waiters’ aprons still hang on a metal pole near the kitchen of the closed restaurant. The tables in the dining room, with its attractive stone arches, are still covered with pressed, white tablecloths, despite the fact that the establishment’s doors have been locked since March 2020.

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