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Presenting the Festive Special Issue of Food e Mag dxb… exclusive write ups, inspiring festive recipes, a peep into the Markets, edible gift ideas, the most delicious venues around the city, new launches, Turkey takeaways, a winter getaway, some serious food porn and more… we have tried to include everything that you might need to celebrate the season in style. By the way, do you wish to be someone’s Secret Santa? Register with us, and you stand a chance to gift your loved ones with something very special this holiday season!

What’s inside the Festive Special issue?

Sally Prosser (My Custard Pie) writes about festive bubbles that can add some fizz into the season, including some unfettered fizz; Noreen Wasti (Noni’s Place) talks about Market & Platters and also shares an inspired recipe; I share my experience of Farmers Market on The Terrace as it launches its 6th season; Prachi Grover (Orange Kitchen) and her little Chefling Sara creates a beautiful Advent Calendar followed by a Chocolate fondue recipe; Sarah Walton (The Hedonista) takes up an ingredient challenge, so does Anjana Chaturvedi (Maayeka) and Prachi Grover; Greg Malouf shares his recipe of his signature dish – the Sea Bass Fillet in Fragrant Salt, Tarator-Style; Debbie Rogers (Coffee Cakes and Running) meets up with *Cake Boy* – Eric Lanlard and talks about his cookbook *Chocolat*… our festive dessert section is absolutely splattered with the best of cake recipes ever – shared by Eric himself – starting from his Mini Red Velvet Cakes with White Chocolate Frosting, Chocolate and Chestnut Yule Log and Mince pies!

In our Dubai Dining section, Sarah gives an exclusive roundup of delicious offerings across the city – Christmas Eve through New Years Eve (Christmas Eve, Boxing Day and the best Turkey takeaways too!); the venues with the best views and the best fireworks during New Year’s Eve; I write on the Dining Concept – Dining Around Dubai – where I hop into 5 high end venues all in one night with my own food expert (Samantha Wood aka Foodiva in this case), Debbie Rogers writes on her favourite topic – Coffee and Chai; a quick sweep of the new openings like Omnia Blue, Kitsch Counter, Trèsind, Pacha Ibiza and Cake. We also chat with Chef Greg Malouf as he takes us through 5 of his favourites dishes from the Clé Dubai menu. A roundup on the upcoming events include, amongst others, the announcement of the 2nd Dubai Food Festival which commences in February 2015. From this issue, we have also started a new section on Abu Dhabi Dining and Rupal Bhatikar (Foodie & Fabulous) chalks out two different kinds of restaurants in the capital for us. Christmas without Christmas Markets? Impossible! Radhina Almeida Coutinho (Plate Trotter) takes us to the Christmas Markets of Vienna. Drool, ogle – do what you may, there is some serious food porn in our issue as Sukaina Rajabali’s (Sips and Spoonfuls) shares her brilliant food photography. Finally, our featured blogger in this season is Gina Pistone (Pastry School Diaries) as she shares her aspiration with us – of whipping up Dubai.

Hope you enjoy our The Festive issue (also the previous issues stacked in our virtual shelves, if you like). Read on… it’s December. And did I forget to mention the Turkey? Of course there is one!

Unblogging it all… Ishita

Disclaimer: Cover page credit – Sarah Walton. The next issue is going to be the 1st Anniversary Special issue of Food e Mag dxb and will be published in the 1st week of February, 2015. For editorial and advertorial queries, email me. Please note that this post is not a sponsored post and the subject, story, opinions and views stated here are my own and are independent. While you enjoy reading the posts with lot of visuals, please do not use any material from these posts. You can catch my daily food and travel journey on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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Written by IshitaUnblogged

A Culinary Travel Blog by a Bong Gourmet. From Dubai, Kolkata & the world beyond, street food to fine dining, recipes to chef talks, it pens down experiences. With 2 kids in tow!


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