May Al Badi
& Elli Kriel

Cultural Ambassadors

May & Elli celebrate interfaith harmony by sharing their food traditions.

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May Al Badi from Abu Dhabi formed a close relationship with Elli Kriel from South Africa, as a result of the Abraham Accords in 2020. The relationship between the two was further strengthened when May fully immersed herself in Jewish culture.

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The relationship betwen May Al Badi and Elli Kriel represents a symbolic interfaith relationship through cuisine, first conceptualised following an exchange of local dates from May Al Badi and homemade challah bread from Elli Kriel. The positive cultural exchange led to the two collaborating on cuisine that blends Jewish and Emirati culinary traditions.

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