The Frying Pan Diaries
By Frying Pan Adventures - Dubai's 1st Food Tour Company
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Introducing the 1st food podcast from Dubai with a focus on food stories from the city and the surrounding region. Hosted by Arva and Farida Ahmed, sisters behind Dubai's original food and culture tourism venture, Frying Pan Adventures - fryingpanadventures.com. Follow our journey by subscribing over iTunes, Stitchr, Sound Cloud or Google Play Music - or just visit us right here, at fryingpan.fm, for our latest episodes.
||Clean32: Emirati Food with Chef Uwe||Celebrating UAE National Day by chatting with Chef Uwe Micheel, one of the city's most longstanding chefs and author of the cookbook Flavours of Dubai. Chef Uwe Micheel is the Director of Kitchens at the Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek, where he...||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean31: Street Food Tours of Cairo||Getting the scoop on Cairo's first ever food tours with the founders of Bellies en Route, Laila Hassaballa and Mariam Nezar. Make sure to book yourself on a Bellies en Route food walk the next time you visit Cairo - find them online at...||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30: Nigerian Food at Biggy's||Learning about classic Nigerian dishes at Biggy African restaurant with Wasilatu Adams and Kekiwiyi Geraldine Lungla. Visit Biggy's using this approximate google pin here. Please Review and Rate Us! Please take a few minutes to share this...||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean29: Showaiter Halwa of Bahrain||A decadent chat about sweet caramelized sugar halwa with Fatema Showaiter from the famed halwa-making Showaiter family of Bahrain. Check out how halwa is made in the Showaiter kitchens here. Please Review and Rate Us! Please take a few minutes...||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean28: The Rich Landscape of Saudi Food||Exploring Saudi Kabsa and the versatile landscape of Saudi food with Saudi social media sensation, Eman Gazzaz. Watch Eman's videos on her YouTube channel, Saudi Food with Eman and follow her on Instagram @saudifoodeman. Her father's secret...||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean27: Lily's Vietnamese Bún chả||Slurping up "bún" noodles in both the North and South Vietnamese styles with Lily at Vietnamese Foodies. Visit Vietnamese Foodies in Cluster D, JLT (here on Google Maps) or call them at 04-5656088. Please Review and Rate Us! Please take a few minutes..||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean26: Mamma Desai's Gujarati Undhiyu||Prepping the Gujarati dish 'Undhiyu' for lunch using the real deal 'papdi' beans with the Desai family. A special thanks to Aunty Harsha, Uncle Naimish and of course, Chirag, who let us waltz into his home and gatecrash his parents' weekday lunch....||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus: Annie of Hyu Korean Restaurant||Short snippets from Annie of Hyu Korean Restaurant on best-selling Korean dishes, kimchi and the perks of using steel chopsticks. Visit Hyu in Cluster O, JLT (here on Google Maps) or call them at 050-8717389. Please Review and Rate Us! Please...||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean25: Korean Galbi BBQ||Sizzling up marinated Korean beef ribs with Annie, the owner of Hyu Korean Restaurant in JLT. Visit Hyu in Cluster O, JLT (here on Google Maps) or call them at 050-8717389. Please Review and Rate Us! Please take a few minutes to share this...||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean24: Goan Ros Omelette||The gravy behind the street-style Ros Omelette of Goa, served up at Omidivan restaurant in Karama. Grab your Ros Omelette, or omelette in juicy Xacuti gravy, at Omidivan Restaurant in Karama. Find them here on Google map or call them at 04-5269371....||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean23: Cardamom and Lime||Chatting with Sarah Al-Hamad about Khaleeji cuisine, with an emphasis on the ubiquitous dried limes. About Sarah Al-Hamad Sarah Al-Hamad is a writer and photographer who grew up in Kuwait, currently lives in London and shuttles between the two. She is..||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean22: Sara's Ethiopian Doro Wat||Feasting on Ethiopian doro wat and injera with Sara Aradi at her restaurant in Dubai, Al Habasha. Visiting Al Habasha Restaurant If you'd like to visit Al Habasha, we recommend the Hor Al Anz branch (GPS link). Here's the website if you'd like to...||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21: Jordanian Mansaf with Maisaa||Exploring the national dish and pride of Jordanians, mansaf and its key ingredient jameed, with Dubai-based Jordanian food personality, Maisaa Meqdadi. About Maisaa Meqdadi Maisaa Meqdadi is a Jordanian from Palestine who now lives with her family in...||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20: Juma Kitchen||A chat with the man who is kindling Londoner's love for age-old Iraqi cuisine - Philip Juma, the founder and head chef of Juma Kitchen. About Philip Juma and Juma Kitchen In 2012, Philip Juma founded Juma Kitchen in London to showcase his Iraqi...||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19: Vada Pav aka The Bombay Burger||The history, anatomy and connoisseur's checklist for Vada Pav with Kalyan Karmakar, Indian food blogger and writer. What is Vada Pav? Omnipresent on the streets of Mumbai, Vada Pav comprises a fat spiced potato patty within a tender "pav" bun....||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18: Ocean to Plate - Dibba Bay Oysters Part 2||The second part of a two-part series uncovering Fujairah's first-ever oyster farming operation, Dibba Bay Oysters, along with an exquisite smoked oyster tasting at the Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort. Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort The Fairmont...||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17: Ocean to Plate - Dibba Bay Oysters Part 1||Uncovering Fujairah's first-ever oyster farming operation, Dibba Bay Oysters, after an exquisite smoked oyster tasting at the Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort. Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort The Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort is a luxury beach...||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16: The Godmother of Middle Eastern Cookbooks: Claudia Roden||An enlightening interview with Claudia Roden, the legendary Middle Eastern food writer who's been publishing her cookbooks since 1968. Podcast References Visit Claudia Roden's Amazon page here to see her incredible list of cookbooks on Middle...||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15: Bengali Food 101 with Ishita||The delicious basics of Bengali food with Kolkatta-born long time Dubai resident and food blogger, Ishita Saha. About Ishita Saha Ishita Saha is the author of IshitaUnblogged, a popular culinary travel blog featuring Dubai & the world beyond. Also...||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14: The Palestinian Pantry to Georgian Dumplings||Palestinian cookbook author Dima Sharif on 'mooneh;' Sara's green juice at the farmer's market; Georgian khinkali at Eshak restaurant. Mooneh with Dima Sharif Dima Sharif is the author of an encyclopedic Palestinian cookbook, Plated Heirlooms. She...||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13: #CookforSYRIA||Interview with Dalia Dogmoch on #CookforSYRIA, a global movement to raise funds for UNICEF's humanitarian work to rescue child victims of the Syrian conflict. #CookforSYRIA #CookforSYRIA is a global initiative curated by Clerkenwell Boy and Serena...||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: The Chocolate of Arabia - Part II||Part 2 of a two-part episode on the first pure camel milk chocolate in the world, with Martin van Almsick and Patrick Dorais of Al Nassma. If you haven't heard Part 1, we highly recommend tuning in to that episode first before indulging in this one -...||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: The Chocolate of Arabia - Part I||Part 1 of a two-part episode on the first pure camel milk chocolate in the world, with Martin van Almsick and Patrick Dorais of Al Nassma. The World's First Pure Camel Milk Chocolate, Al Nassma We visited the Al Nassma factory in Dubai to learn about...||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: The Iraqi Table and Parsi Wedding Fish||Raghad Safi, cookbook author of The Iraqi Table, on Iraqi cuisine; 14-year Dubai resident Lauren on beetroot and citrus; Patrani Macchi at Kebab Bistro. An Iraqi Lunch Feast with Raghad Safi Iraqi cookbook author prepares a delicious feast that brings..||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9: Coconut Water and Katakat||Sally Prosser on eating locally and sustainably; Chirag Desai on smoked market veggies; Pakistani katakat at Muhammad Faisal restaurant. Eating Locally and Sustainably in the UAE with Sally Prosser Sally Prosser is respected leader and...||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: Curry and Vine Leaves||Dr. Colleen Taylor Sen on curry; Andre Gerschel on cauliflower; Chef Ahmed at Bait Al Baghdadi restaurant on Iraqi dolma. Curry with Dr. Colleen Taylor Sen Born in Toronto, Dr. Colleen Taylor Sen is a Chicago-Based author and culinary historian,...||12/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: Saffron Feasts and Chinese Hot Pot||**Please re-download as the first audio file had an issue during our hot pot segment!** British-Iranian food writer Sabrina Ghayour on biryani, saffron and Persian cookery; farmer's market regular Sheetal on okra; Chinese hot pot with Xini Wei....||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: Made in the UAE - Jumeirah's Malleh and Karama's Lamb Chops||Nazek Al Sabbagh, co-founder of Malleh Gourmet, on elevating salted fish or 'malleh' to a gourmet product; three meat-loving friends behind The Meating Room, a homegrown concept in Karama with a secret lamb chop marinade. Malleh Gourmet Malleh Gourmet..||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: The Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony||Orit Mohammed, founder of Boon Coffee, on the age-old tradition of the Ethiopian coffee ceremony. From roasting to sipping, economics to etiquette, we've brewed an episode dedicated to this invigorating hospitality tradition practiced by Ethiopians...||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: Libyan Shorba to Aloo Paratha||Libyan-Palestinian author of Under the Copper Covers, Sherine Ben Halim Jafar, on Libyan cuisine and food as therapy in turbulent times; the fair and flaky twist behind the aloo parathas at Khyber Gate in International City, Dubai. PART 1:...||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: Raw Honey to Palestinian Mana'eesh||Yemeni honey entrepreneur and founder of Balqees, Riath Hamed, on discerning high quality honey; Hussam Al Batta on Palestinian za'atar and cheese mana'eesh at his restaurant, Mama'esh in Business Bay. PART 1: DISCERNING QUALITY HONEY Riath Hamed...||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus: Sumacade||Bonus recipe after our interview on sumac with Dima Sharif, author of Palestinian cookbook Plated Heirlooms, she shares a recipe for a Native American drink called Sumacade.||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: Sumac to Chilli Crabs||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. PART 1: DIMA SHARIF Dima Sharif is the author of a...||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: Introducing the Frying Pan Diaries||This debut episode gives you the sweet scoop on what we've got lined up for the Frying Pan Diaries, a podcast that celebrates the mezze of Old World food cultures in and around Dubai. Join us as we feed our insatiable appetite for food history,...||9/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I have been on many of the Frying Pan Adventure tours and this podcast is a great way to wet my appetite until the next tour! Great job Arva and Farida!
Deep and delectable!
I've been on one of the Frying Pan tours in Dubai, and I learned a mind-boggling amount. This podcast is like that--so full of wonderful information, and fantastically presented. It's the next best thing to actually eating in Dubai.
insightful & very sharply produced
For anyone who loves food and the culture and history associated with it. This podcast is a true labor of love and the passion shows in every episode. the insights are unique and reveal new things about ingredients, dishes and the region itself. A treasure for a true foodophile.