Through the author’s wonderfully descriptive words and savory images experience this marvelous collection of delectable recipes of Emirati cuisine.

ALEXANDRA VON HAHNBaroness Alexandra von Hahn has lived in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, since 2011 at which time she, her husband, a German Diplomat, and their two children relocated to 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 family moved and settled in Montreal, Canada.

Her creative and enterprising career has seen her work for the Royal Canadian Mint, establish the Canadian Cheesecake franchise in Berlin and become a Holistic Relationship Coach. Her role as a relationship coach and her interest in local Emirati cooking has inspired her to research and create this cookbook about how traditional Emirati families prepare their meals. They have invited the Baroness into their homes wherein she has observed their traditional cooking techniques, tasted their family recipes, and marveled at the extraordinary experience of their hospitality.

Through the author’s wonderfully descriptive words and savory images experience this marvelous collection of delectable recipes of Emirati cuisine.


Baroness Alexandra von Hahn, a diplomat and professional Master Holistic Life & Relationship Consciousness Coach, draws from a broad and dynamic range of career experiences and formal education combined with tremendous life experience through diplomatic postings to bring you EMIRATI TRADITIONAL COOKING, a true story sharing some of her most remarkable cultural and interpersonal relationships and the critical role of ‘acknowledgement’ between individuals, a universal human conveyance of respect and understanding recognized globally.

Under often extraordinary circumstances the author persevered and now reflects through her writings recognition of cultural dynamics and tradition, interactive relationships and acknowledgment between peoples regardless of their global origins which we can all learn and benefit from!

Formal post-secondary studies in Holistic Life & Relationship Consciousness, Shamanic Mediation (Pragmatic Healing), Morphic Reading and Spiritual Psychology through studies at Sage University (Berlin, Germany), University of Santa Monica (California, USA) and other prominent educational institutions/resources, the Baroness shares a wealth of comparative experiences in support of her vocational theory and practical/professional applications in the most charming, eloquent, inspired, evocative and humorous fashion.

The author’s academic qualifications include professional certification in Personal Coaching, Life Underwriting, Photography and a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in Graphic Design and a minor in languages (Spanish). In addition to Holistic Life & Relationship Coaching the author has established the Canadian Cheesecake Company franchise in Germany, Canada and now the United Arab Emirates and also runs Gourmet Food Coach Tasting Workshops and has written EMIRATI TRADITIONAL COOKING an exquisite related cookbook on the traditional Emirati food culture to be published soon!

Born in Santiago, Chile and later relocating to Toronto and Montreal, Canada with subsequent diplomatic postings overseas, Baroness von Hahn-Sennyey and her German Diplomat husband Mathias von Polenz and have shared life and career endeavors in Canada, Germany, Egypt, Yemen, Iran and the United Arab Emirates where the Baroness’ authored writings have been greatly inspired. They have two wonderful children now in post-secondary studies of their own.