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7. Potato Battata Aloo

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Release Date: 05/11/2020

20. Cook for Beirut show art 20. Cook for Beirut

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A special episode dedicated to Beirut in the aftermath of the explosions on August 4, 2020. We hear from 5 Dubai-based chefs who are behind the Cook for Beirut dinners to raise funds for the Lebanese Red Cross to aid those affected in Beirut. 

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19. Shawarma show art 19. Shawarma

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*Reposting as the previous Shawarma episode had only music, no shawarma. Sorry about that!*

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18. Eid Al Adha in Morocco show art 18. Eid Al Adha in Morocco

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Amanda Mouttaki from Marrakech Food Tours takes us through 3 days of nose-to-tail lamb feasting in Morocco for Eid Al Adha, the Muslim Festival of Sacrifice.

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17. Indian Street Food show art 17. Indian Street Food

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We explore six of our favourite Indian chaat dishes and where to find them in Dubai with long-time Indian expats and tour guides, Farida and Noorin. 

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We attempt to track down the birthplace of decadent cheese kunafa with two food historians and cookbook authors—Dima Sharif and Mary Isin—who share the medieval Arab and Ottoman stories respectively.

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Dubai supper club hostess and Lebanese hummus aficianado Lynn Kazim helps us make the perfect restaurant-style, super creamy hummus at home.

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We explore the souring ingredients used by two cultures that adore their acid—Iran and North East India—with our guest speaker Mojgan Endjavi-Barbé and Eating Designer Mufaddal Husein.

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What are the strangest, most uncommon ingredients on display at Dubai's Spice Souk? We take a virtual visit to this local souk with two of our expert souk guides Tanya and Nahla.

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12. Cracking the Coconut show art 12. Cracking the Coconut

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Our Indian food experts Farida and Noorin share traditional and modern takes on putting coconut to good use in the kitchen.

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With the heat beating down on us, our two talented food tour guides Noorin and Nahla share some of their favourite summery recipes to keep us feeling light and nourished.

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A quick history of how the humble potato made its entry into the East, followed by our favourite regional potato recipes with Farida Ahmed and Stephanie Mahmoud from Frying Pan Adventures. 

Quick note on potato tahdig: As promised on the episode, we're sharing an update on this delicious Persian rice recipe here. As Stephanie correctly mentioned, you don't need to preboil the potatoes for a potato tahdig. Najmieh Batmanglij, in her book Food of Life, shares a recipe which involves slicing Russet potatoes into 1/4-inch thick rounds and placing them on the bottom of a pot  that has been greased with water, oil and a few drops of saffron water. Interestingly, she recommends not washing the potatoes to retain the potato starch needed to bind the crust together.  

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