Whether you’re in a five-star hotel, seeing an expat friend, or just pretty much passing through the airport, here are my six top tips for dining in Dubai.
While the rest of the world combines breakfast and lunch into one satisfying weekend treat, the good people of Dubai combine every meal you have ever had.
Food in Old Dubai is a very tactile experience. New Dubai is built to be looked at, but Old Dubai reaches back in time and is meant to be felt.
Now, I’ve been to my fair share of Jamie’s Italians – maybe all of them, in fact – but Jamie’s Italian Dubai turned out to be one of my favourites.
My veggie chilli is exceptional thanks to one ingredient – sweet potato. I’ll take it to any cook-off and watch aficionados choke on their own expectations.
Surprisingly, the best reason I’ve ever heard for going meat-free a couple of times a week is that sometimes, vegetarian recipes are just tastier.
I once claimed this recipe was mine, naming it “Yummy cake”. Grandma didn’t have the heart to tell me it was well-known and called Millionaire’s shortbread.
Eighteen months ago, Jamie was given 1kg of white truffles by a friend in Italy, and turned to Tom Calver of Westcombe Dairy to create a truffled Cheddar.
We caught up Simone Caporale, Drinks Tube’s cocktail maestro, on set on a rooftop in East London and asked all about his roots.
We may not get the day off, but we can still feast in honour of a brave martyr. What dish represents England and St George the best? We have a few ideas.