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Dina Macki: Bahari

Season 24, Ep. 5

This week, Gilly is with the word on Omani food, Dina Macki.


Her first book, Bahari: Recipes from an Omani Kitchen and Beyond is out today, but it’s been a long time coming; the Jane Grigson Trust Award which she won in 2023 is the annual pointer to the best of the brand new food writers before their books are even finished, and the world has been longing to see what the fuss is all about. 


Born and brought up in an Omani community in Portsmouth, she tells us how learning about her own food culture has taught her about herself, and shows us around a country which has become so much more than a homeland.


Click here for Gilly's Substack to find the recipes behind the food moments.

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