Saudi Arabia: A fast food nation looking to slow down
March 28th, 2012
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Yasser Jad has a dream to open a fine dining cookery school in Saudi Arabia.

He founded the Saudi Arabian Chefs Association three years ago to create a network among his country's best cooks and encourage them to improve their skills and now has 270 members.

But he believes there's more to do in developing fine dining.

Read the full story: "Saudi foodies ditch fast food for fine dining"

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  1. achepotle

    America should attack them, or let the Iranians attack them, then attack Iran.

    April 1, 2012 at 5:34 pm |
  2. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    Believe it or not, there are some pretty good "Middle East" Restaurants in Anchorage, Alaska.

    If you find yourself in the last frontier, check this place out:

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/falafel-king-anchorage

    March 28, 2012 at 5:56 pm |
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