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Carao One&Only Mandarina
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Enrique Olvera Opens Stunning New Restaurant in Mexico
Famed Mexican chef Enrique Olvera has opened his third restaurant, Carao, at the stunning One&Only Mandarina in Mexico. Take a look.
Dubai
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Dubai Food Festival (DFF)
Dubai Food Festival (DFF), the annual culinary festival in the United Arab Emirates has announced new dates for this year’s event, from 25 March – 1
Recipe
Chef Eliodoro Xicum Cobá is the Fine Dining Lovers Food for Thought Award winner for the Latin America Region.
Pyramids of Giza Egypt
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First Restaurant at the Great Pyramids of Giza opens to Tourists
The 9 Pyramids Lounge has opened at the Great Pyramids and Sphinx site in Giza in Egypt.
Braai South Africa barbecue
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South African Braai for Christmas
In South Africa, the national tradition of braai (barbecue) has long replaced the Western stuffed turkey and pudding.
Recipe
Chef Marcus Gericke is the Fine Dining Lovers Food for Thought Award winner for Africa & the Middle East.
Michael Elégbèdé Itan
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Out of Africa: Michael Elégbèdé's Platform for Global Change
By empowering local food systems and exalting Nigerian culture Chef Michael Elégbèdé points the way to the positive change needed at ÌTÀN in Lagos.
Elephant
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This South African Gin is flavoured with Elephant Dung
A South African gin uses elephant dung to give it a rich African botanical flavour,
Chef Jorge Vallejo
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Chef Jorge Vallejo connects the dots in Mexico with #MeteCanasta
Quintonil's Chef Jorge Vallejo has started an initiative #MeteCanasta to connect farmers and customers during the coronavirus crisis in Mexico.
Chef Shirel Berger
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Shirel Berger: "The plant kingdom is the most fascinating"
The chef/owner of OPA in Tel Aviv is putting fruit and vegetables on the plate but she doesn't want to be labelled. Find out why.
Baklava
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9 Tips to spotting the best Turkish baklava
How do you know you're getting the real deal when it comes to a golden slice of this crunchy Turkish sweet treat? We spoke to the folk at Istanbul's much loved baklava destination, Karaköy Güllüoğlu, to find out more.