Middle East food network, Fatafeat, has announced a lineup of fresh shows for viewers during the holy month of Ramadan. These shows feature some of the region’s renowned celebrity chefs, including Chef Manal Al Alem and Chef Mohamad Orfali, and introduce brand new talents, Chef Afnan Al Jaadi and Hayat Al Shaibani.
Each locally produced show offers viewers a variety of fresh content aimed at inspiring cooking and lifestyle choices during the Holy Month.
Commenting on the new Ramadan programming, Nahla Elmallawany, Head of Content at Discovery Networks MEA, said: “Ramadan is a crucial period for Fatafeat, with the region tuning in to experience the best in food and inspiration each year. In 2019, we continue our commitment to offering a diverse and unique line-up of content across our multiple on-air and off-air platforms as we continue to scour the region for the best chefs and recipes to engage Fatafeat’s viewers and ensure our community experiences the true spirt of Ramadan.”
The new line-up will feature the following shows:
Mathbakh Manal Alalem – Halawiyat: Season 2 (Manal Alalem’s Kitchen – Sweets & Desserts)
This Ramadan, Chef Manal Alalem, famously known as ‘The Queen of the Arabian Kitchen’, will entice viewers with an amazing mix of traditional Arabic, and international, sweets and desserts, as well as mouth-watering juices and smoothies. Airing daily at 11am (Egypt) from Sunday 5 May
Matbakhna Al Arabi: Season 5 (Our Arabian Kitchen)
In the fifth season of Matbakhna Al Arabi, Chef Mohamed Orfali, specialist in Aleppo and Modern Arabic cuisine, will share his in-depth knowledge on the origins of traditional recipes, the ingredients and how they link to the culture of the region. Airing Sundays, Tuesday and Thursday at 1:45pm (Egypt) from Sunday 5 May
Afnan El Tabkh (The Art of Cooking)
In ‘Afnan El Tabkh’, Chef Afnan Aljaadi, a certified pastry chef and cake decorator, will provide viewers’ Ramadan table with a set menu of her own creations: a tantalizing variety of soups, salads, main dishes and desserts. Airing Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:55am (Egypt) from Monday 6 May
Bil Afiya Maa Hayat (Bon Appetit with Hayat)
In a unique concept, chef Hayat Al Shaibani, an experienced chef in Arabic cuisine, will devise a mixed menu, comprising a variety of traditional GCC dishes during each episode. Airing Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:50pm (Egypt) from Monday 6 May
Last year, Fatafeat reportedly broke records for its digital performance during Ramadan, claiming to be the #1 food website within the region. This year, Fatafeat will be creating even more exclusive digital short-form content, to commemorate the holy month of Ramadan across all its platforms.