Forum brings chocolate lovers, chocolatiers together

Updated 22 August 2014
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Forum brings chocolate lovers, chocolatiers together

Just like the rest of the world, Jeddah savors chocolate, whether dark, light or nutty.
Talent Reunion is a lifestyle networking platform that organized a “chocolate innovation” event aimed at promoting chocolate products and shedding light on the skills of local chocolatiers. The event was held on Wednesday at Voila Chocolate Café in Jeddah.
It highlighted the environment in which chocolate products are made.
Several officials from different chocolate companies and chocolate enthusiasts attended the event to share their opinions and thoughts.
The participants believe such a networking platform brings members of the community together and discusses life-oriented themes that help in sharpening culture and social and professional aspects of life.
During the event, chocolate makers discussed common issues, such as how to improve their craft and think of ways to highlight locally made chocolate.
“It was fun to share ideas and come up with new creative techniques,” said one guest.
Conversation also brought up the health benefits of dark chocolate and which beverages go with which type of chocolate.
Nutella, being a part of the emerging culture, inevitably grabbed the limelight.
“The aim of this event was to help people see chocolate as more than a commodity,” said Yazan Jamous, founder of Talent Reunion.
“We want to spread awareness about the fact that chocolate can be diverse and different. Chocolate is a world by itself.”
“The event is a family-oriented gathering, where people meet in a healthy environment and share their thoughts and experiences. Topics spanned sports, coffee, shopping, travel, chocolate and many other interesting ideas,” he said.


‘Our History is Misk’ revive 20 traditional professional figures in Jeddah

Cafes were an important part of Jeddah’s social life. (AN photo)
Updated 24 September 2018
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‘Our History is Misk’ revive 20 traditional professional figures in Jeddah

  • Cafes were an important part of Jeddah’s social life

JEDDAH: “Our History is Misk,” supported by the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Foundation, is being organized at the historical site of Jeddah.
The event is bringing nostalgia through a number of scenes that embody the life the city witnessed decades ago.
It comes as one of the activities of the foundation’s initiatives center and is part of its role in encouraging creativity and promoting national values in society.
The activities include an open theater to portray the professions of Jeddah citizens in the past. A number of local actors brought 20 extinct professions back to life through their performances.
One of the actors sits in the center, playing the role of the mayor, who used to help the people and solved their differences. Also showcased were the “decorator,” who is similar to barbers nowadays, the distribution of fabrics used in houses at the time, the selling of water in alleys for nominal amounts of money, and the restoration and cleaning of shoes.
Cafes were an important part of Jeddah’s social life. In them, people with all kinds of professions met to drink tea and listen to a storyteller.