Usually we would write a book review in this part of the magazine, but it’s the summer! And what happens during a long hot Dubai summer? A lot of us take to our sofa’s and catch up on movies etc. Before digital TV it would have been box sets or dodgy DVD’s delivered to the door in suitcases (if you’ve lived in Dubai long enough you know what I mean!). But we don’t want to encourage anything shady, and after all, we now have Netflix bringing the latest shows to our sofa so we can sit back, relax and hopefully be inspired.
Here’s some of our top picks for the foodies!
If you love Chefs, Ingredients and Restaurant Stories
Editors Pick ~ Theatre of Life
Follows Massimo Bottura as he opens a soup kitchen to cook gourmet meals for the needy from food wastage at the 2015 Milano Expo. We found this really heart warming, it’s as much about the characters who visit the food kitchen as it is the food and the chefs involved in the Theatre of Life. Very thought provoking as well as inspiring.
Others you will like
Chef’s Table Season 3
Chef’s Table features six of the world’s most renowned international chefs and offers viewers the opportunity to go inside the lives and kitchens of these culinary talents. Each episode focuses on a single chef and their unique look at their lives, talents and passion for their piece of culinary heaven. With two seasons to indulge in, visit the kitchens of renowned chefs from South Korea, Russia, Berlin, Peru, New York, Los Angeles, and others.
FEM Watches : There are 3 Seasons of Chef’s Table each with six episodes. Our top picks Massimo Bottura (Season 1), Gaggan Anand who we met earlier this year at his Dubai pop up (Season 2) and Nancy Silverton whose story left me smiling all the way through, would love to meet her sometime (Season 3).
Chef’s Table: France
Audiences are invited back to take another globe-trot in Chef’s Table: France, where the series will showcase the crème de la crème of French chefs; talking about what inspires them and how it translates into their individual styles. The filmmakers embark on a personal look into the daily lives of these carefully curated chefs, from their diverse backgrounds to the evolution and craft of their chosen cuisine as well as their quests for sensory perfection.
Raja, Rasoi Aur Anya Kahaniyaan
Explore the food habits of the Maharajas and delve into the royal kitchens of India! This series explores the history behind the cuisine of the Indian royals, showing you how dishes were discovered, and the events that influenced culinary practices across different parts of the country. The show also features a combination of recipes using local herbs, rare fowls and elaborate preparation methods.
The Mind of a Chef
Chef David Chang, along with his friends, explore, explain and enjoy food from around the world combines travel, cooking, history, science and humor in a weekly series about everyone’s favorite topic — food. Each season brings with it a new host as well as fresh and exciting recipes. The series is narrated by chef Anthony Bourdain.