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Introducing the 1st food podcast from Dubai that showcases the food culture, homegrown food artisans and local food stories of the city. Featured on Emirates Airlines inflight entertainment.

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Oct 3, 2017

Palestinian cookbook author Dima Sharif on the Middle Eastern spice 'sumac;' Gemma Mascarenhas' secret recipe for Singaporean style chilli crabs at her home-grown restaurant Grub Shack in Dubai.


Dima Sharif is the author of a gorgeously photographed and fantastically informative Palestinian cookbook, Plated Heirlooms. Visit to learn more about Dima, her recipes and her cookbook. Purchase her sumac at


At the time this episode was recorded, Grub Shack is located in Health Care City. Reach out to them over Facebook or Instagram.



A special thank you to AVProductions for supporting us with their studio so that we could sound like us, and not robots in an aquarium.

All tracks licensed from Audio Jungle.

Grub Shack soundtrack: Meet Me Tomorrow by David Mumford