Emirates News Agency – Celebrity chefs cook up a feast at SIBF 2022


SHARJAH, 23rd October, 2022 (WAM) – Celebrity chefs, bakers, nutritionists and food business experts from the region and around the globe will lead food enthusiasts in the UAE on an exciting culinary adventure as the Cookery Corner opens at the 41st Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) from November 2 – 13 at Expo Centre Sharjah.

From fusion cuisine and modernised adaptations to traditional and quick and easy preparations, the line-up of internationally renowned chefs and experts will share their expertise and headline 30 cooking activities including live demo sessions at SIBF 2022 as part of the fair’s popular ‘Cookery Corner’ programme.

Among the many notable chefs and experts who will take visitors and guests on an expansive journey into a delightful world of flavours at SIBF this year are Dr. Nourhan Kandil and Sally Fouad from Egypt, Christina Bowerman, Alessandro Borghese, Damiano Carrara, and Luca Montersino from Italy, Vicky Ratnani from India, and Vindex Tengker from Indonesia.

A highly respected health coach with an MBA from Paris Business School (ESLSCA), Dr. Nourhan Kandil is a certified nutritionist and the author of two bestselling books while her compatriot, Sally Fouad, a healthy nutrition and cooking expert, is a popular television host.

Some of the most influential and authoritative personalities on the Italian gastronomic scene who will be at SIBF this year include Christina Bowerman, a multi-talented Michelin star chef who shares a passion for travel and pushes the boundaries of traditional cooking; Alessandro Borghese, an eclectic and innovative chef who is also a restaurateur and cookbook author; Damiano Carrara, a Tuscan native, co-founder of Carrara Pastries, and author of Dolce Italia and A Taste of Italy; and Luca Montersino, chef, consultant, teacher, food manager, and television personality.

Voted India’s Chef of the Year in 2015 at the Indian Restaurant Awards, Vicky Ratnani is a connoisseur of various global culinary traditions and hosts several popular cookery shows.

Indonesia’s celebrated Chef Vindex Tengker, a culinary book author and distinguished advisor to the Association of Culinary Professionals Indonesia, is a master of fusion cuisine and was a judge on MasterChef and Top Chef Indonesia.

Participants can look forward to great conversations, brilliant insights into the culinary world and sample food prepared by the masters. Visitors at SIBF 2022 will also have the opportunity to buy signed copies of the participating chefs’ latest cookbooks at the 12-day fair.


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