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The fight for a flower

Roads and Kingdoms

April 23, 2018

"Chef Fadi Kattan, who runs the Hosh al-Syrian guesthouse and Fawda Cafe in Bethlehem, fondly remembers how his mother cooked Akoub: fried, with lemon juice and tahini. " 

A feast beyond the wall

The Gannet

January 26, 2018

"we have come to Bethlehem to create a dinner, a one-off collaboration between the French-Palestinian chef Fadi Kattan, known for his modern take on traditional cuisine, and British chef and writer Tom Hunt" 

A chat with Bethlehem's

top chef - Fiona Dunlop

November 26, 2017

"I met Fadi Kattan, an enterprising, highly creative chef from an old and distinguished Bethlehem family."

This pop-up bakery...

PBS Newshour

December 17, 2017

"At his restaurant, Kattan, who has trained in kitchens in France and England, deconstructs and reinterprets traditional recipes" 

A tale of two cities...

Nick Lander

September 23, 2017

"we were able at very short notice to have lunch in the Hosh Al-Syrian Hostel's Fawda Café and meet its remarkable founder Fadi Kattan"

Les tables de Bethléem


September 8, 2017

"Le chef franco-palestinien de 39 ans, bouillant et passionné, s’acharne avec succès à revisiter la tradition culinaire et les produits du terroir de Cisjordanie."

Fehler beim Kochen

Zeit Magazin

April 19, 2017

"So kamen wir auf dieses Rezept. Es wurde eines der beliebtesten Gerichte in unserem Restaurant."

There is room at the inn

Conde Nast Traveler

December 24, 2016

"A lot of people come to the Hosh for the food. Kattan, a Paris-trained chef, is inspired by the epicurean cooking of his Palestinian grandmother."

Le musakhan ou le ...

L'Orient Le Jour

December 24, 2016

"À Bethléem, capitale de Noël, le chef au parcours iconoclaste réinvente la cuisine palestinienne, cite de grands auteurs, parle fruits mauriciens ou politique."

This Bethlehem chef...

Lonely Planet

April 19, 2017

"Palestinian cuisine is getting quite a makeover in one  Bethlehem  restaurant, where chefs use scalpels and blowtorches to create a modern twist on traditional dishes.

Remix local cuisine

Middle East Eye

September 6, 2016

"“There is a perpetual tendency to limit Palestinian cuisine to the traditional,” Kattan says, clearly frustrated at the restrictions of his nation's cooking.”

Fawda Restaurant Monocle

August 26, 2016

"Palestinian chef Fadi Kattan is introducing a new kind of food to Bethlehem by reworking traditional recipes and supporting local farmers."

Fadi Kattan brings new ideas - Jerusalem Post

August 7, 2016

"Kattan’s updated take on traditional Palestinian dishes and ingredients sometimes ruffles feathers."

Make food, not war

The Media Line

January 11, 2016

"It is difficult to imagine a more immediate way to experience the land than through the earthy, inspired dishes created by Kattan"