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The Hairy Bikers

Known for their good-humoured blend of cookery and travelogue, television presenters Dave Myers and Simon ‘Si’ King talk to Food and Travel about their own top culinary pit stops What sort of food did you eat as a child? Dave: I was raised on honest home cooking: casseroles, hot pots, shepherd’s pie....  Read More »

Omer Kaddouri

President & CEO Rotana talks shop When Omer Kaddouri first joined Rotana back in 1998 he could never have envisioned that within 20 years of joining the company he would be in charge of a portfolio of over 100 properties across 26 cities in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Eastern Europe. This...  Read More »

Thomas Keller

Internationally renowned chef, restaurateur, and author, Thomas Keller holds a total of 7 Michelin stars, a Legion of Honour, numerous James Beard awards, and his three Michelin-starred restaurant, The French Laundry has been twice voted World’s Best Restaurant The most celebrated and indeed...  Read More »

Seasons in the sun

Swedish born Richard Raab, initially wanted to become the captain of an ocean liner, fortunately for us the loss to the Cruise Ship industry was a big win for us land-lubbers. It is clear to anyone who speaks with Richard Raab that he exudes pride in his work, his personal ethos of excellence is reflected...  Read More »

Romain van Durmen

Chef de Cuisine for The Chefs Palette, Cooking Studio, Fairmont The Palm All my early memories are of being in the kitchen as my father was a chef and I was always with him, learning everything I could from a very young age. My grandfather was also a chef and every Christmas he would bake lots of...  Read More »

Hotel talk Anna-Marie Dowling

Dowling brings over 25 years of experience and first-hand knowledge to The Westin and Le Méridien Bahrain City Centre Hotels. Bahrain’s only female General Manager of a five-star hotel and winner of a much-coveted Marriott Global Leadership Award, brings over 25 years of experience and first-hand knowledge...  Read More »

Tom Aikens

It’s been two decades since Tom Aikens shot to fame as the youngest British chef to earn two Michelin stars Tom Aikens begins our conversation at Pots Pans & Boards, his relaxed, family-friendly restaurant at the top end of The Beach on Dubai’s JBR, with a rather startling statement. “If I had...  Read More »

Mahmoud Turkmani Head Chef, 7Elephants Dubai

For many great chefs the idea of designing a menu that incorporates seven styles of cuisine would be a daunting prospect. Gaining the knowledge and expertise to balance several types of fare requires no small amount of dedication and plenty of skill. But for chef Mahmoud Turkmani, the opportunity...  Read More »