The National features ‘Culinary Magic of the Emirates’

The National features ‘Culinary Magic of the Emirates’

So excited to be featured in Hala Khalaf's article. New cookbook explores Emirati food culture and traditions - It took 150 interviews for Alexandra von Hahn to collate ‘Culinary Magic of the Emirates’. We find out what was cooking behind the scenes. The National, Dec 20, 2018 The National features ‘Culinary Magic of the Emirates’
Read More
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…
Read More
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…
Read More
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,…
Read More