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Traditional Emirati Food is the Identity and the Heart of the UAE

Traditional Emirati Food is the Identity and the Heart of the UAE

Why I decided to interview Emirati women who passionately enjoy preparing, cooking and passing on their favorite traditional Emirati dishes to their children. Traditional Emirati food is the identity and the heart of the UAE! The traditional Emirati food culture plays an important part in every Emirati’s upbringing. In fact, traditional Emirati food culture is powerfully reverential to those who understand the foundation and purpose behind the rituals. They are the ones who have decided to preserve this extraordinary culture for their families and generations to come. In order to understand this powerful and magnetic culture, I decided to write a cookbook which would appeal to everyone interested in this remarkable culinary experience. I hope that Emirati families and Emirati working men and women will look at this book as…
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Carefully Guarded Culinary Stories

Carefully Guarded Culinary Stories

‘CULINARY MAGIC OF THE EMIRATES’ is an inspired compilation of culinary recipes steeped in the rich cultural tradition of the Emirati population. It spans the expansive and mystic landscape of the United Arab Emirates and is the culmination of author Alexandra von Hahn’s interviews with over two dozen Emirati women and professional chefs. Alexandra von Hahn now shares this collection of “culinary” stories; carefully guarded, cherished recipes that in many cases were only ever whispered among the Emirati people. During her travels throughout the Emirates, Baroness von Hahn was graciously welcomed into the homes and commercial establishments of a host of celebrated chefs and Emirati women who treasure the deep cultural connection to their tradition, their personal lives and their social fabric. While visiting Emirati women’s homes, the author developed lasting friendships and an…
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About Baroness Alexandra von Hahn-Sennyey

About Baroness Alexandra von Hahn-Sennyey

Baroness Alexandra von Hahn-Sennyey resides in Eichwalde, Germany, a lovely city located in the southeastern Berlin city limits. The author lived in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, between 2010 through 2014 during which time she, her husband, a German Diplomat, and their two children experienced life and its culture in this enchanting, cosmopolitan and historic coastal centre situated on the west coast of an island jutting out into the vast inland sea known as the Persian Gulf. Daughter of Baltic-German and Hungarian Aristocrats Baron Peter von Hahn-Lieven and Countess Marie Jeanne Sennyey-Széchenyi, she was born in Santiago, the capital city of Chile, centered in the ‘Santiago Basin’, broad and fertile lands surrounded by mountains, where she lived until the age of 11 after which she and her…
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