You can win 2 tickets to the #DubaiLitFest 2018 session ‘The World on a Plate’ with the legendary Madhur Jaffrey, Claudia Roden and Mark Kurlansky. To enter the competition, simply subscribe to our newsletter below and leave your answer to the question (in this blogpost) … In the age of Kindle and internet, how relevant are cookbooks?
By Team FoodeMag: Competition Time! Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is back from 1st-10th March 2018 and is celebrating it’s 10th year. We have tied up with them to give our readers a chance to ~ Win 2 tickets to the #DubaiLitFest session ‘The World on a Plate’ with Madhur Jaffrey, Claudia Roden, Mark Kurlansky. The session will be held on Saturday 3rd March 2018, 6pm-7pm at Al Baraha 1, InterContinental Dubai Festival City and the panel will be moderated by Tom Urquhart. Team FoodeMag is going to be attending the session too, but before that we will be chatting to the legendary cookbook authors, so do stay tuned in to our Instastories and social media feed!
What can you expect to hear in this session? Does the food on our plate have its own story to tell? Our panel discusses the historical and cultural significance of national dishes, the forces that cause different cuisines to evolve, and the impact of globalisation on our tastes.
About the authors: Madhur Jaffrey is a world authority on Indian food, and through books such as Curry Easy has introduced aspiring cooks to the varied cuisines of India; Mark Kurlansky is the author of Cod and Salt, books that show how food shaped global trade and human history, and International Night, a collection of international recipes he and his daughter cooked together; and Claudia Roden approaches the food of the Middle East and Mediterranean as an anthropologist: her recent book The Food of Spain explores the history and culture of the regional cuisines featured.
Win 2 tickets to the #DubaiLitFest session ‘The World on a Plate’!
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To enter the competition, simply subscribe to our newsletter below and leave your answer to the question (in this blogpost) … In the age of Kindle and internet, how relevant are cookbooks?
About the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is the Arab World’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word, featuring international and regional writers, poets, thinkers and speakers from around the world. In 2017, 44,000 visitors enjoyed the Festival’s main programme of events starring Jeffrey Archer, Bothayna Wail Al Essa, Ibrahim Farghali, His Excellency Omar Saif Ghobash and Jo Malone, among many others.
The aim of the Festival is to develop a culture of reading as an enjoyable habit in the UAE, and its efforts have been recognised through many awards over the years. By providing an equal platform for international and locally-based talents, the Festival continues to build the literary landscape in the UAE and further afield.
Alongside the main programme, the Festival organises an Education programme, which positively impacted on 25,000 students across the UAE in 2017. The programme includes education days, student sessions and author school visits where young people meet and interact with their favourite authors, plus student competitions, held in Arabic and English, which allow young people to showcase their skills through poetry, short stories and reading.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Festival is a key part of the Emirates Literature Foundation, which was established in 2013 by Royal Decree. In partnership with Emirates Airline and the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated authority for heritage, arts, and culture, the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature celebrates its 10th anniversary from 1-10 March 2018.
The Festival Office is located at Emirates Literature Foundation in the Al Shindagha Historical Neighbourhood.
Emirates Literature Foundation
Al Shindagha Historical Neighbourhood
PO Box 24506
Festival venue: Intercontinental Dubai festival City