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French Chefs Explore Saudi Cuisine in AlUla, Jeddah

French Chefs Explore Saudi Cuisine in AlUla, Jeddah

Wednesday, 8 June, 2022 - 07:15
French chefs Pierre Sang Boyer and Cédric Grolet in traditional Saudi dress.

Two international, French chefs documented an exceptional trip exploring the Saudi cuisine in the cities of AlUla and Jeddah.

Their trip highlighted the richness of Saudi cuisine and the creative touches that can represent the Saudi culture worldwide, and lure those interested in exploring its diversity.

The documentary, "Flavors of Arabia", highlights the rich heritage and varied specialties of the Saudi cuisine, the social culture surrounding it, and the warm welcome and hospitality, as well as the connection between gastronomy and generosity, and local habits and traditions.

The documentary depicts a trip by two of the most influential, award-winning chefs in France, Pierre Sang Boyer and Cédric Grolet, who traveled to Saudi Arabia to indulge their passion for discovering the thousands of flavors of Saudi cuisine.

Their culinary journey took them to AlUla and Jeddah.

In Jeddah, they went on a fishing trip in the Red Sea, and visited the central fish market and historic Jeddah.

They then moved on to AlUla where they visited its historic landmarks and explored its special products, like dates and citrus fruits, and its different cooking styles.

They met Saudi chefs, who introduced them to local ingredients and cooking methods.

They ended the trip by preparing and serving various dishes inspired by both French and Saudi cuisines.

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