Hay Festival Abu Dhabi 2020 Programme

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Food

Event 53

Hanan Sayed Worrell talks to Sheyma Buali

Table Tales – Table Talk

Venue: Etihad Garden Stage

In The Global Nomad Cuisine of Abu Dhabi, author Hanan Sayed Worrell offers up a taste of the cosmopolitan community of the city. Table Tales is the story of communities forming themselves through the sharing of food, traditions and culture. The book is organised by decade, showcasing the global nomads who came to call Abu Dhabi home in each decade and the recipes they cherish. We also meet Emiratis who share traditional family recipes, inviting us to sample a cuisine that is largely unknown. As the city has grown, a thriving urban food culture has emerged to include everything from food trucks to contemporary restaurants. Sheyma Buali is a BBC News Arabic journalist and Director of BBC Arabic Festival.

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