Turning Tables: Palestinian Cooking with a Twist!

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About The Show

Nothing elicits the warm feeling of home more than a nice home-cooked meal. For centuries, Palestinians have been cultivating an extraordinary array of dishes made from local ingredients. Dishes using wheat and barley, thyme and parsley, olives, lemons, mint, pomegranate, and fig are staples in the Palestinian kitchen.  Over the generations, Palestinian culinary artists and home cooks have innovated common dishes and put a personal touch on the foods we love. 

That is why we created a new show - Turning Tables: Palestinian Cooking with a Twist, where we’ll be teaming up with chefs Reem Assil, Nadia Tommalieh, Dima Sharif, Suzanne Husseini, Lulu Abura, Nur Ashour, Mai Khader, Laila El-Haddad, Joudi Kalla and Yvonne Maffei. In each episode, we’ll be focusing on a popular Palestinian dish and see how our chefs make it with a twist!

Show Host | Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin is an Emmy-nominated journalist, producer, and actor. He recently left his position as a Senior Presenter for AJ+ where he produced award-winning documentaries focused on social justice and human rights to explore new forms of storytelling and develop a podcast. Previously Ahmed worked as a reporter and producer for Al Jazeera English, as well as for The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and PBS. Ahmed is widely known for creating and co-hosting Al Jazeera English’s flagship program ‘The Stream’ an interactive live talk show nominated for an Emmy Award for Most Innovative Program in 2012.

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Sponsors & Partners

We want to thank our platinum sponsors: Islamic Relief and UMR; our silver sponsors: Tahini Street Foods, Hearthy Foods, and Amana Mutual Fund; our media/marketing partner: Arabesque Media; and finally, our community organization partner: American Halal Council.

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