The Emperor, books and recipes on Helwi Beirut’s episode 68!

Hi all!

Our main guest was Greek – Lebanese artist, producer and business man Michel Elefteriades also known as The Emperor. Author and composer of more than 120 songs for srtists such as Tony Hanna, Demis Russos, Jose Fernandes and many more!

During our book segment, Rachel Khalil Halik talked about the book “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man” by author Steve Harvey.Men are simple, women are complicated.Three objectives constitute the DNA of every man; who they are, what they do and how much they make.When a man loves, he demonstrates it by the three P’s. He Professes his love to his woman, he Provides money without her need to ask it and he Protects his woman. Woman, on the other side, are complicated. They need four men at the same time, the rich old man who provides and does not demand sex, the gay guy who communicates with her, the Mandingo who satisfies her physically and the ugly man who cover her needs. Men like the chase and women are their prey and according to Steve Harvey there are two kinds of prey, the sports fish which is an easy target that has no expectations for the relationship and the keeper who is smart, demands respect and claims it. Why do men betray? Well, Steve Harvey explains that they betray because they can, there is another woman out there, they think they can get away with it, they need to discover what they want or because the spark at home is gone. A woman in a relationship should identify short-term and long-term objectives, inquire about his familial and religious relationships and finally ask her man how he thinks and feels about her. This is why a woman should have confidence in herself and should not fear losing a man. Confidence gives her beauty and men worship beauty.  

During our body language segment, body language expert Habib el-Khoury talked about good and bad habits we inherit from our parents. Some of those habits we do not even realize that we took them from our parents.

It’s that time of the week again! Every Friday Chef Ramzi prepares a delicious dish. On today’s episode, he prepared Shrimp Risotto. Check out the recipe below!

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
  • 200 gram small sized shrimps
  • 2 cups Italian rice
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • 2 cups liquid cream
  • 3 cups tomato sauce
  • 8 large sized shrimps
  • 1/2 a cup finely chopped parsley

A DELICIOUS dish you have right there. Bon Appetit!!

Director of AFAC, Oussama Rifahi was our guest on today’s show. AFAC stands for Arab Funds for Arts and Culture. On December 18 at 8:00 pm AFAC is organizing its first annual dinner. The Event is under the auspices of Dr. Ghassan Salameh, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of AFAC and former Lebanese Minister of Culture. 80% of the funding comes from foreign institutions such as Ford Foundation, Bosch Foundation and many more. AFAC seeks to encourage Arab philantropists to invest in cultural development in the Arab world.

Hope you enjoyed our episode for today!

Have a nice weekend and see you back on Monday!


Helwi Beirut


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Helwi el-Hayet discusses your favorite topics every week day at 4:30 p.m. Beirut time. From fashion to psychology to books to art to nutrition to cooking and coaching (and much, much more), Helwi el-Hayet is here to shed light on the latest trends and to share with you reports, interviews and recipes from Lebanon and the region!
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