Middle East matters

'Palestine on a Plate': Cooking up a storm with chef Joudie Kalla

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By: Sanam SHANTYAEI Follow | Joanna COCKERELL | Stéphanie CHEVAL | Sonia BARITELLO
13 min

The global health crisis has triggered a major shift away from restaurant dining, leaving many in the culinary sector out of work. But one chef, Joudie Kalla, has pressed on and transformed her career into something entirely new. The author of "Palestine on a Plate" and "Baladi" joins us from London to talk about cooking as therapy.

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Meanwhile, 10 years on, what happened to Egypt's revolution? Today, many of the voices of opposition are languishing in prison. Our correspondents Claire Williot and Edouard Dropsy report.

And Israel's massive vaccine drive is being extended to 16 to 18-year-olds in a bid to slow infections among young people. Palestinians, however, are still waiting for their Covid-19 jabs.

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