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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.

Hosted by Arva Ahmed, co-founder of Dubai's original food and culture tourism venture, Frying Pan Adventures -

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Jul 13, 2020

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.

Find the complete transcript of this episode on our blog here.

About Our Guest Speakers:

Dima Sharif is the author of Plated Heirlooms, an encyclopaedic collection of Palestinian recipes.

Mary Isin has researched Ottoman cuisine extensively and published a number of articles and books, including the Bountiful Empire: A History of Ottoman Cuisine and Sherbet and Spice: The Complete Story of Turkish Sweets and Desserts.

Instagram handles: Dima Sharif (@dimasharifonline), Mary Isin (@isinmary) Frying Pan Adventures (@fryingpanadventures).