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Mirna Bamieh

Preserving Palestinian culinary heritage

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Date of Birth:


East Jerusalem, Palestine

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Mirna Bamieh has been instrumental in preserving and reviving Palestinian culinary traditions through innovative artistic methods, fostering a sense of community and cultural identity.

Brief bio

Mirna Bamieh, a Palestinian artist and culinary expert, focuses on preserving the rich culinary heritage of Palestine. Through her unique initiatives like the Palestine Hosting Society, Bamieh not only revives traditional Palestinian dishes but also uses food as a medium to tell stories of Palestinian culture, history, and the ongoing challenges faced by the people. Her work is an intersection of art, cuisine, and social activism, providing a powerful platform for cultural preservation and community engagement.

Major Milestones


  • Founding of Palestine Hosting Society (2017): Marking her transition from filmmaking to culinary arts.

  • Menu of Dis/appearance in the US (2019): An event that explored Palestinian diaspora stories in New York.

  • Fermentation Station: The Table (2019): An interactive installation focusing on fermentation in Palestinian cooking.

  • Curating for Palestinian Museum’s Inaugural Gala (2019): Presenting traditional Palestinian cuisine.

  • Culinary Performances and Dinners: Hosting numerous events that combine food with storytelling.

  • Revival of Traditional Recipes: Through the Palestine Hosting Society, bringing forgotten Palestinian dishes back to life...See More

  • Artistic Culinary Events: Hosting dinners that merge culinary arts with storytelling.

  • Cultural Education and Preservation: Using social media and public events to share Palestinian culinary knowledge.

  • Promotion of Palestinian Cuisine: Showcasing traditional Palestinian food in various international forums.

  • Community Building: Creating a sense of belonging and cultural pride among Palestinians through food.

Date of Last Update: 
January 13, 2024

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