Started in 2006, the Recettes de Vie's social initiative is more than a cooking book, it is an idea based on sharing and giving. Recettes de Vie is the outcome of friends offering their best culinary secrets, people working together and generous sponsors. 100% of the book's proceeds are donated to non-political and non-religious charities in Lebanon and in the region.
Recettes de Vie has so far donated a total of US$220.000 (330 million LBP) to more than 20 charities.
After a successful first edition that enabled us to donate $100,000 back in 2009, Recettes de Vie 2 was launched in 2014 in Dubai, London, Paris, Beirut and Singapore.
Maissa Abou Adal Ghanem & Ghia Khayat Hawari wanted to shed light on the humble heroes who are changing the lives of women and children in desperate need. Recettes de Vie 2 distributed another US$120,000 (180 million LBP) to 12 charities supporting causes from the fight against abuse, healthcare support and education: Afel, Amour et Partage, Bassma, Chance, Dar Al Amal, Include, Lebanese Autism Society, Lebanese Red Cross, Myschoolpulse, Oum El Nour, Sesobel and Teach For Lebanon. Each charity received US$10,000 (15 million LBP) allowing the organization to develop a specific project presented to the audience on Thursday November 12th, 2015 at Les Caves de Taillevent, in Beirut.
Maissa & Ghia are thankful to all the people around them who made this dream a reality and helped them to repeat this success story after just one year. In these difficult times, they expressed their hope in seeing more people donating directly to those charities or using the festive season to offer the book to the friends and family and by this, helping charities. Recettes de Vie is a unique gift for a great cause filled with love and emotion!