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    7 of the best restaurants in Qatar’s capital city Doha


    by Sarah Joseph
    43 mins ago

    From sensational interiors to an array of unforgettable dishes, Doha boasts a flourishing restaurant scene.
    For all the must-try fine dining havens, Emirates Woman has created a guide of all the places to embark on in Qatar’s bustling capital.

    This globally renowned restaurant brand opened in Qatar’s capital back in 2013. Located in the opulent St Regis Hotel, Hakkasan Doha has two private dining rooms, an elegant main dining room, an outdoor terrace and a bar and lounge. It’s open from Monday to Sunday, 6pm to 11:30pm and on Fridays and Saturdays for brunch and lunch respectively from 12pm to 4pm.
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    Drawing inspiration from both Japanese tradition and Western culinary techniques, Morimoto offers hidden layers of flavour through every dish. With a luxurious dining experience in a 16-seat sushi bar or the main dining area, guests can enjoy the sophisticated area for exclusive dinners and business meetings as it’s open daily from 6pm till 11pm. Located at West Bay Lagoon in Doha, Morimoto offers the best in the fine-dining world.
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    With another of Chef Izu’s delightful creations, IZU explores the gastronomic world of culinary as each dish is inspired by the chef’s varied works and travels. Promising a memorable dining experience, it uses the finest produce as the restaurant comprises of three seating areas overlooking the Barahat Msheireb. Open all day from 9am to 11pm, it’s located at the Mandarin Oriental hotel.
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    Perched right above the Arabian Gulf, is Chef Nobuyuki’s signature haven with new-style Japanese cuisine at the world’s largest Nobu restaurant in Doha. From the famous black cod to the Nobu style wagyu beef, guests have an array of dishes to choose from. Located at the Four Seasons, it’s open from Monday to Saturday 6pm to 11pm and for brunch on Friday from 1pm to 4pm.
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    Three Sixty Restaurant

    This unique restaurant is located on the 47th floor of the torch in Doha, making it the only revolving haven in the city. Making it a must-visit for any visitor, it offers Mediterranean cuisine and breathtaking panoramic views of the Doha skyline. It’s open on weekdays from 6pm to 10:30pm and weekends from 12pm to 3pm and 7pm to 10:30pm.
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    Serving classic dishes from around the world, Mosaic takes center stage with a lively ambience and an authentic dining experience as it offers a mesmerizing backdrop of the city. Influenced by local materials and shapes, the restaurant’s interiors are inspired by the country’s pearling heritage. From an Arabic grill to the traditional bread oven, the dishes are designed for a culinary journey inspired by the famed Silk Route. Located at the Mandarin Oriental, it’s open daily from 11am to 11pm.
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    Spice Market

    With the best of southeast Asian street food served on a plate, Spice Market is a luxe dining space with handcrafted screens created for intimate moments which are sure to illuminate your night. The delicious dishes are curated by Chef Vongerichten and the restaurant also offers picturesque views of the city’s skyline. Spice Market is open daily except for Friday from 12pm to 4pm and dinner from 7pm to 11:30pm and Thursday & Friday until 12am. The restaurant is located at W Doha Hotel & Residences, West Bay.
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    Try These Veggie Sosaties Even Meat Lovers Will Love

    Delicious kebabs are a must-have at any South African braai. And these veggie sosaties from cookbook author Mynie Steffens, will impress vegetarians and meat lovers alike. So let’s get braaing!

    READ MORE: Exactly How To Make The Perfect Pizza On The Braai

    The recipe for these veggie sosaties is from Mynie Steffens, a self-confessed braai addict who has been cooking over coals since she was only 10!

    Whether you’re a braai newbie or a seasoned first-starter, you can still learn new tricks the Mynie way. Mynie Plays With Fire is jam-packed with easy recipes, curated braai-tasting menus, themed menus, playlists and fun facts. So you’ll definitely be the hostess with the mostess this Heritage Day. *Adds to cart*

    3 Must-Have Braai Essentials We Swear By

    Le Creuset Venus Basting Brush

    The bristles on this basting brush are designed to work like a real bristle brush. They hold liquids at the top and releasing them slowly towards the tip. This brush is heat resistant for up to 250°C. 

    Cast Iron Multi Grill

    Best for grilling meat, seafood or vegetables with minimal oil. Because of its extremely high heat retention, cast iron is a versatile material that can be used on almost any heat source. 

    Ripple Enamel Oval Roaster White

    You can easily store and serve wonderful warm meals with this grill-to-table roaster. Made of stainless steel and ceramic, it’s a must-have piece of kitchenware for every SA household. 

    READ MORE: This Braai Dessert Is So Simple Even Kids Can Make It

    Halloumi and Veggie Sosaties

    Mynie Steffens

    Delicious sosaties are a must-have at any South African braai. These veggie ones from self-confessed braai addict, Mynie Steffens, are guaranteed to impress vegetarians and meat lovers alike.

    Prep Time 5 minutes minsCook Time 7 minutes mins

    Course Side DishCuisine South African

    Servings 6 people

    6 Cherry tomatoes1 Red onion, halved from top to bottom and each half cut into 3 chunks1 Yellow pepper, cut into 3x3cm cubes6 Blocks firm halloumi cheese, cut into 5x5cm blocks6 Medium button mushrooms1 tbsp Salt2 tbsp Fresh rosemary, choppedOlive oil for drizzling
    Skewer one of each vegetable and 1 block of cheese onto a large sosatie stick. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and rosemary.Braai over hot coals for 5–7 minutes (or until the halloumi has browned all over).

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    Chef Gökhan of Rüya Dubai on the importance of culture in culinary excellence


    by Ruman Baig
    2 hours ago

    Nestled within the elegant premises of The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm, Rüya Dubai, stands as a true embodiment of culinary artistry.
    This dining destination has gained renowned acclaim for its innovative Anatolian gastronomy, earning it a recent accolade within the prestigious Michelin Guide’s distinguished list.
    At the helm of this exquisite culinary journey is Gökhan Çökelez, a virtuoso in the realm of gastronomy who orchestrates the creation of exceptional dishes. Hailing from the landscapes of Turkey’s Black Sea region, Gökhan infuses his mastery into a tapestry of flavors from the Middle East and Mediterranean, skillfully weaving together the finest ingredients with an impeccable culinary technique.
    In a detailed conversation with Emirates Woman, the chef talks to us about his career trajectory so far, his focus in the presence and vision for the future.

    What inspired you to become a chef, and how did your culinary journey begin?
    My family has truly been my biggest inspiration. Growing up, our home was a hub of food, culture, and togetherness. I’d be right there beside my family, helping prepare meals and soaking in the joy of sharing delicious food. This upbringing ignited a spark within me to turn my love for cooking into a career. That’s why I decided to enroll in culinary school, to take my passion to a professional level.
    Can you share a memorable experience or dish that had a significant impact on your cooking style?
    One cherished memory that shaped my culinary approach is our family tradition of making Borek on special occasions. Picture this: we’d gather in the garden, and prepare this delicious dish on a flat sheet. The aroma would fill the entire neighbourhood with anticipation. We’d make variations like cheese, meat, and potato, combining flavours that resonate in my heart. This experience instilled in me the art of cooking with passion and soul.
    What techniques or ingredients do you enjoy experimenting with the most in your dishes?
    My technique involves giving classic recipes a contemporary twist. There’s something magical about picking fresh herbs and produce from the farm that sparks my creativity. When I think of ingredients that are my kitchen favourites, it’s always lemon, olive oil, and sea salt—my culinary trio that elevates flavours in every dish.

    How do you approach creating a balanced menu that caters to various tastes and dietary preferences?
    At Rüya, our menu is designed to have a wide variety of signature dishes that range across the 7 regions of Anatolia. From the savoury goodness of traditional meats and kebabs to lighter options like seafood, fresh salads, and plenty of vegetarian dishes, there’s a plate for every palate.
    Could you highlight a regional cuisine or cooking tradition that you find particularly fascinating?
    I’d like to shine a spotlight on the famous Simit bagel, a culinary tradition which originated in my hometown Devrek, Zonguldak. The secret to creating a truly authentic simit is soaking the dough in grape molasses. It then gets coated in yellow sesame and baked for slight sweetness making the perfect simit; crispy outside, and soft inside.
    What’s the most challenging aspect of maintaining consistency and quality in a busy kitchen environment?
    Our kitchen is a global melting pot with team members from 12 different nations. It’s a challenge to keep everyone aligned with the Anatolian cooking artistry. While Anatolian cuisine may be less familiar than French or Italian, we ensure consistency and quality through meticulous training and innovative methods.
    How do you stay updated with the latest food trends and incorporate them into your own culinary creations?
    I love exploring diverse restaurants and sampling the latest trends. Connecting with fellow chefs, sharing insights, and witnessing their culinary stories fuels my creativity. It’s a tight-knit global community that sparks my inspiration.

    Chef Gökhan of Rüya Dubai
    Can you describe a dish that perfectly represents your personal culinary philosophy and style?
    Imagine a dish that embodies simplicity and refinement – prepared with the finest ingredients and impeccable technique. My culinary passion revolves around Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines. It’s all about savouring authentic flavours with a contemporary touch, celebrating the essence of good food.

    Having been raised in Turkey, how do you infuse culinary uniqueness from your country into the restaurant you’re currently heading?

    Anatolian flavours are close to my heart, and I’m thrilled to share them at Rüya Dubai. We’ve gathered inspiration from every corner – whether it’s the fresh seafood from the coast, hearty kebabs from the east, or delicious flatbreads from the north. You can savour Turkey’s rich food culture on your plate.
    What according to you is the USP of the dining experience at Rüya Dubai?
    At Rüya Dubai, our open kitchen invites guests to be part of the culinary symphony. Our menu thrives on the spirit of sharing, allowing you to embark on an Anatolian adventure through an array of signature dishes. And let’s not forget our breathtaking terrace overlooking Palm Jumeirah and the Arabian Sea – a culinary delight paired with mesmerizing views.

    How do you manage to infuse creativity into your dishes while still respecting traditional flavours and techniques?
    It’s like adding a modern twist to a familiar tune. I take the flavours we all know and love from Anatolian cuisine and give them a creative spin. Think of it as paying homage to the classics while sprinkling a bit of my own culinary imagination. The result is a harmony of tradition and innovation that keeps your taste buds intrigued.

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    How Pai Thai offers an unforgettable culinary experience in Dubai


    by Sarah Joseph
    17 mins ago

    As the perfect escape to Thailand, the award-wining restaurant Pai Thai takes guests on an unforgettable culinary journey.
    Nestled within the serene gardens of the palatial Jumeirah Al Qasr, this one-of-a-kind restaurant is surrounded by lush greenery and pristine waterways for a completely dedicated experience.
    There are some cuisines out there which are just universally popular around the world, and we think that Thai food is certainly one of them.
    With the Head Chef at Jumeirah Al Qasr’s Pai Thai restaurant, Chef Amara Mahayothee making waves, her immaculate creativity and attention-to-detail ensures authenticity in whatever she creates.
    Known for delivering an extraordinary experience with a burst of flavours, Emirates Woman spoke to Mahayothee to see how she puts her creativity to the forefront.
    Talk us through your career.
    My culinary journey has been an exciting and fulfilling one. It all started when I started my career as a Sous Chef at Blue Elephant Thai Restaurant in Al Bustan Rotana Hotel Dubai. This experience provided me with a strong foundation in Thai cuisine and allowed me to develop my skills and passion for the culinary arts. Following that, I had the opportunity to work in various renowned establishments. I took on roles in Wafi City’s Thai Chi Restaurant in Dubai and contributed to the pre-opening of Chop Chop Restaurant in Mall of Emirates Dubai and Thai Chi Restaurant Franchise in Kuwait. Additionally, I was involved in a special assignment at the Thai Consulate in Qatar, where I had the chance to showcase my culinary expertise and represent Thai cuisine. Before joining Jumeirah Group, I held the position of Head Chef at Bambooda Thai & Asian Restaurant in Roda Al Bustan Hotel Dubai and today, I am honored to serve as the Head Chef at Jumeirah Al Qasr’s Pai Thai restaurant.

    Where does your love for food come from?
    My love for food stems from my upbringing in a household that has a deep passion for cooking. Growing up, I was fortunate to have my mom as my greatest inspiration. She would dedicate countless hours in the kitchen, preparing delicious meals with love and care and as a curious child, I couldn’t resist the temptation of sneaking a taste of her curries when she wasn’t looking. Those small moments got me excited to start shadowing my mom around the kitchen and learning her recipes and techniques.
    Tell us about the journey that guests can experience when they visit Pai Thai?
    Guests can expect a captivating journey when they visit Pai Thai, starting with an abra ride through Madinat Jumeirah’s waterways. When they arrive at the stunning waterside location, they will discover a little piece of Thailand in the heart of Dubai – a restaurant that serves up a truly authentic Thai experience where guests can savour the vibrant flavours and spices of Thai cuisine. The menu features the perfect blend of Thai flavours and it includes soups, meat, seafood and curries fragrantly infused with Thai herbs and spices. The warm and inviting atmosphere adds to the charm, making the dining experience at Pai Thai truly unforgettable.
    What are the hero dishes to try at the restaurant?
    Some of the highlights and personal favorites on the menu include the tantalizing Tom Yum Soup, the classic Pad Thai, the flavourful Chicken Satay, the delightful Chor Muang and the delectable Prawn Curry.
    As a highly accomplished chef, what sets your cooking style apart?
    My cooking style is distinguished by my dedication to authenticity and innovation. I take pride in combining traditional recipes with my own creative flair to showcase the vibrant flavours and techniques of Thai cuisine. It is my passion and commitment to provide guests with an unforgettable culinary journey that delights them with each bite.
    What are the hurdles that you’ve experienced during your career and how have you overcome them?
    Thai cuisine presents its own set of challenges, and one of the main difficulties I face is sourcing authentic ingredients. Some of these ingredients may not be readily available, making creating truly authentic dishes challenging. Additionally, one of the complex tasks I face is ensuring that every dish I create is prepared from the depths of my heart and there are instances where some guests may not be completely satisfied. However, I’ve overcome these challenges by constantly striving to improve and learn. I am dedicated to ensuring that every dish I create not only meets the highest standards but also brings joy and satisfaction to the dining experience of my guests.
    The restaurants offers an exclusive ‘Five tastes of Thailand’ menu – tell us more.
    Guests are taken on a culinary journey of discovery that explores the five key flavours of Thailand – bitter, salty, spicy, sour and sweet. In every dish, each one of these flavours is often pronounced, complimented by a supporting act of some, or in some cases all of the others. Starters include the Gai Hor Bai Toey, marinated chicken wrapped in pandan leaves, Chor Muang, purple flower chicken dumpling and Som Tam Pai Thai, green papaya salad. Mains feature Gaeng Massaman Nuea, braised beef massaman curry, Gaeng Panang Goong, tiger prawns in a creamy red curry sauce and Gaeng Khiew Wan Phak, mixed vegetable green curry. For the sweetest finish, the meal ends with the delicious Kao Niew Ma Muang, purple sweet sticky rice topped with ripe Thai mango. The sharing menu also has plant-based versions that can be enjoyed by vegans. Pai Thai serves this exclusive menu every Monday to Friday from 6pm until 11:30pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 PM – 11:30 PM. Dhs590 for two guests inclusive of food only and Dhs990 for two guests inclusive of wine pairing.
    How does Pai Thai stand out with its exclusive culinary flavours?
    Pai Thai stands out with its exclusive culinary flavours by providing guests with a truly unforgettable dining experience. When guests indulge in our dishes, they are treated to a delightful taste that is sure to leave a lasting impression. We take great pride in offering a unique and complete range of flavours that are unrivaled in Dubai or the UAE. Our commitment to using authentic ingredients and our skilled culinary techniques result in dishes that guests have likely never tasted before in this region. At Pai Thai, we strive to exceed expectations and provide an extraordinary gastronomic journey that will truly blow our guests away.

    What’s next in the pipeline for the restaurant?
    We have exciting plans in the pipeline to enhance our guests’ dining experience. Firstly, we are working on updating our à la carte menu, incorporating new and exciting dishes that showcase the best of Thai cuisine. These additions will further highlight my signature culinary style and offer a wider range of options for our guests to enjoy. Additionally, we are excited to extend our operating hours to include lunch and dinner services. This means that guests can now visit Pai Thai throughout the day and indulge in our exquisite menu.
    Overall, how would you describe the UAE’s F&B scene?
    The F&B scene in the UAE is quite diverse and offers a wide range of culinary options. In Dubai, there are many Thai restaurants available, but finding authentic Thai cuisine prepared by experienced Thai chefs can be a bit challenging and requires research and exploration to offer the real standard of Thai cuisine.
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    Experience an Italian summer with Il Borro’s culinary offerings this summer


    by Amy Sessions
    52 mins ago

    Il Borro takes us on a culinary journey, so you can enjoy the best of Italy even ifyou’re not travelling this summer.
    The Vibe
    In keeping with the Ferragamo family and the Il Borro estate’s vision to promote biodiversity, organic farming, and to deliver a true farm-to-table concept, Il Borro Tuscan Bistro Dubai translates these beliefs through an authentic dining experience in an elegant, refined atmosphere.
    To celebrate Il Borro’s 30 year anniversary, Chef Stefano Giovannetti (IlBorro, Dubai) and Chef Andrea Campani (Il Borro, Tuscany) have combined forces to deliver a menu using ingredients from the Tuscan estate itself to enable us to enjoy the best of organic Italian faire without having to travel. The hero dishes are modern interpretation of Tuscan classics, staying true to sourcing quality ingredients and where necessary accompanied by Il Borro’s own products such as the organic extra virgin olive oil, honey, and selectedvegetables from Il Borro’s organic farm, “Orto del Borro”.
    The Hero Dishes
    ∙ Pappa al pomodoro Tuscan bread, organic plum tomato, garlic, red onion, basil∙ Insalata di carciofi e Caciocavallo Artichoke salad, baby gem leaves, walnuts, lemon dressing, Caciocavallo cheese∙ Branzino al sale Mediterranean Sea bass, herb salted crust, roasted rosemary baby potatoes∙ Peposo dell’ImprunetaTraditional Tuscan braised beef, tomato and black pepper sauce, crunchy rosemary polenta

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    How this women-led startup became a sustainability trailblazer in Dubai


    by Team Emirates Woman
    3 hours ago

    IN PARTNERSHIP: The Waste Lab: A women-owned, impact-driven startup that is pioneering sustainability against all odds.
    In the face of skepticism and adversity, The Waste Lab has defied expectations to become a trailblazer in the realm of sustainability.
    Founder by Lara Hussein and Ceylan Uren, who made the bold decision to leave their stable jobs amidst the pandemic to confront the critical issues of food waste and climate change head-on.
    Recalling the doubts they faced, Uren, an architect, states, “Everyone said, ‘You have great stable jobs, don’t do this.”
    However, Hussein, a 38-year-old communications and customer relationship specialist, adds, “We decided it was now or never. The pandemic had us asking big questions, and we couldn’t just close our eyes and go back to our corporate lives.” Their unwavering determination led them to collaborate with farmers and soil scientists in southern Turkey, resulting in the establishment of a nature-based composting start-up. By diverting food scraps from landfills, their initiative aims to reduce methane emissions and enrich the soil.”

    Overcoming a series of obstacles, including the preference of investors for technology-heavy solutions, the founders of The Waste Lab remained resolute. Hussein explains, “Everyone was looking for a technology-heavy solution, the next shiny object, and our technology was just nature. But we realized we shouldn’t be working against nature or trying to outsmart it. We must learn from it and mimic it in a way that fits our modern age.” With the support of angel investors and sustainability-focused incubators, they launched their paid services in December 2021.
    Today, this Dubai-based company has forged lasting alliances with multiple renowned brands like Mashreq.  Through its ‘Rise everyday’ initiative, the future-forward bank has been championing The Waste Lab’s fight for a greener tomorrow.
    Their pilot urban composting site at The Sustainable City has not only become a community centre but also a permanent fixture. By acquiring farmland in 2022, they were able to expand their operations and have successfully diverted 112 tons of food waste from landfills, thereby preventing the emission of 129 tons of CO2.

    For Hussein and Uren, this is just the beginning of their journey. They now lead a team of 12 and have plans to expand their services to other emirates. Their vision includes working closely with local farmers, cultivating their own food using compost, and inspiring others to embrace the cycle of life and contribute to building a sustainable future.
    The continuous rise of The Waste Lab is a testament to the vision behind it and the leadership that’s helming it.
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    Try These Fluffy Air Fryer Doughnuts Next Time You Want A Sweet Treat

    Did you know the 2nd of June is National Doughnut Day? Ummmm, now that’s a holiday we can get behind! SO if you’re wanting to celebrate, why not try our delicious air fryer doughnut recipe? And Happy Doughnut Day! 🍩

    But First, 10 Things You Should Know About Your Air Fryer

    Whether your air fryer has a ton of fancy presets (like fry, dehydrate, roast, broil) or simply offers temperature and time controls, you can make tons of your favourite recipes with some basic know-how. Below are some helpful tips we’ve picked up along the way.

    1. It Crisps Up Foods Even Better Than The Oven Does

    Most foods baked or roasted in the oven at a consistent temperature (like salmon) work great in the air fryer, which locks in juiciness – while the convection airflow dehydrates the food’s exposed surface area.

    2. Get Deep-Fried Results Without Deep Frying

    If you’ve ever craved crunchy-coated fried fish tacos for dinner, only to get discouraged by recipes calling for glugs of oil, an air fryer is the answer. You don’t have to use much (or any) cooking oil for deep-fried results, so your recipes are lower in fat and, yes, still crispy.

    3. Grease Your Basket

    Although air-frying doesn’t require oil to cook with, a little grease can help keep your food from sticking. Dab a little on a paper towel and wipe it over the basket to help keep breaded items from sticking. Use aerosol sprays sparingly as they may cause the nonstick coating to peel off over time. For best results, fill a spray bottle with oil.

    READ MORE: Are Air Fryers Actually Healthy Or Am I Kidding Myself?

    4. Preheating The Machine Is Unnecessary

    Unlike the oven, you don’t need to wait forever for your air fryer to come to temperature. Just throw your food in the basket, set the temperature and let it go.

    5. You Need To Cook In Batches

    You have to air-fry food in a single layer to ensure that everything cooks evenly, so the size of your air-fryer basket determines how much food you can cook at a time. Basket sizes vary greatly, so check yours to see how many batches you’ll need to cook. Piling food on top of each other results in soggy, undercooked pieces and burnt, overcooked edges. Leave room in your basket so there’s plenty of space for the air to circulate around the food. 

    6. Air Fryers Can Be A Little Noisy

    Traditional frying submerges your food fully in fat; air-frying submerges your food in…hot air. The particular pitch and volume you’ll hear while cooking is dependent on the make and model, but most air fryers sound not unlike a hair dryer blowing inside a closed shoe box.

    READ MORE: You Need To Try This Easy Air-Fryer Milk Tart Recipe ASAP

    7. Parchment Paper Is An Air-Fryer Basket’s Bff

    Most air fryers have grates or holes on the bottom, and that makes wet battered foods tricky – they get stuck and create a big mess. The fix: parchment paper. 

    8. You Can Cook Almost Anything…

    We’re serious. Air-fried foods that we’re obsessed with? Vegetables, panko-breaded everything, burgers, chicken, pork, fish and even brownies!

    9. …But Don’t Expect Perfect Results From Everything

    Air-frying is not ideal for foods traditionally fried in a wet batter like corn dogs or onion rings. The drippy coating will sink through the air-fryer basket’s grills and solidify during the cooking process, effectively acting as a glue. Instead, make sure battered foods are as dry as possible: We love panko bread crumbs for the air fryer, which act as a barrier, preventing any drips.

    10. Avoid Cooking Tiny Items

    Because of the intense heat and air that the appliance uses, cutting foods too small can make them easily burn or fly around and get caught in the air fryer. Stick with average bite-size cuts and avoid anything super small.

    11. Air-Fry Your Leftovers

    The microwave usually zaps life (and crispy textures) from leftovers. The air fryer will revitalise leftover pizza or roast vegetables much quicker than the microwave oven can. The results? Crispy and never soggy leftovers.

    READ MORE: This Beetroot Chocolate Cake Is So Moist It Doesn’t Even Need Icing

    12. Clean Up Is A Breeze

    Forget scrubbing gunk off a large baking sheet. Due to their small size and often nonstick surface, air fryers are typically quick to clean. Make sure your air fryer is unplugged and totally cooled before wiping it down.

    Happy National Doughnut Day! Today, we’re celebrating the only way we know how – with a DOZEN reasons to smile!Get a dozen of your fave doughnuts today for only R150!😍— Krispy Kreme ZA (@KrispyKreme_ZA) June 2, 2023

    Celebrate National Doughnut Day With Krispy Kreme

    Okay so maybe you’re wanting to celebrate the day but you don’t have time to try this delicious and healthier recipe?

    Then Krispy Kreme has you covered with a dozen of your fave doughnuts for only R150 today! Looooove. Because we all need a cheat day sometimes right? And there’s no better cheat day than National Doughnut Day, we think.

    3 Air-Fryer Essentials Recommended By Us

    Living by myself, an air-fryer like this has completely replaced my oven. I use it every day!

    The most difficult part about using an air fryer? The clean-up process, of course. Not any more.

    If you’re just thinking of getting into air-fryer cooking, you can’t go wrong with one like this.

    Your Air Fryer Doughnut Recipe, Right Here:

    Fluffy Air Fryer Doughnuts

    Craving doughnuts but don’t want something totally drenched in oil? This air fryer doughnut recipe is the perfect solution, then!

    Total Time 2 hours hrs 40 minutes mins

    Course Dessert

    Servings 6 people

    1 air-fryer
    For The Doughnuts½ cup Warm milk¼ cup plus 1 tsp. granulated sugar, divided2¼ tsp Active dry yeast4 tbsp Butter, melted1 Egg, large1 tsp Pure vanilla extract2 cup All-purpose flour½ tsp Kosher saltCooking sprayFor The Vanilla Glaze1 cup Powdered sugar¼ cup Milk½ tsp Pure vanilla extractFor The Chocolate Glaze¾ cup Powdered sugar¼ cup Unsweetened cocoa powder3 tbsp MilkFor The Cinnamon Sugar½ tbsp Granulated sugar2 tbsp Ground cinnamon2 tbsp Butter, melted
    To Make DoughnutsIn a small bowl, combine milk and 1 tsp. sugar, stir to dissolve. Sprinkle yeast over mixture and let sit until frothy, about 8 minutes.In a large bowl, whisk together remaining ¼ cup sugar, butter, egg and vanilla. Pour in yeast mixture, add flour and salt, and stir to combine.Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and knead until elastic and only slightly tacky. Form into a ball. Grease a large bowl with cooking spray, add dough, and cover with a clean dish towel. Let dough rise in a warm spot until doubled in size, about 1 hour.Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and grease lightly with cooking spray. Punch down dough, then turn onto a lightly floured work surface and roll out into a 5cm-thick rectangle.Using a donut cutter or 7cm and 2.5cm biscuit cutters, punch out your doughnuts. Knead the scraps together, reroll and punch out more doughnuts. Place doughnuts and holes onto baking sheet, cover with a dish towel and let rise again, 40 minutes to 1 hour more.Grease air-fryer basket with cooking spray, and add 2 donuts and 2 donut holes at a time, making sure donuts don’t touch. Cook at 190° Celsius until deeply golden, 6 minutes. Move to cooling rack and repeat with remaining dough.Dip doughnuts in glaze (see below) or follow instructions for cinnamon sugar. Return to cooling rack and let set for 5 minutes before serving.To Make Vanilla Glaze:To Make Chocolate Glaze:To Make Cinnamon Sugar: In a large shallow bowl, whisk together sugar and cinnamon. Brush doughnuts with melted butter, and then toss in cinnamon sugar.

    Keyword air fryer, dessert

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    10 luxurious restaurants in Dubai with spacious private dining areas


    by Sarah Joseph
    43 mins ago

    When it comes to an exceptional dining experience, Dubai always knows how to deliver.
    However, to add an aura of intimacy and opulence to your next special occasion, why not opt for a private dining room?
    With five-star cuisine and service, these Dubai restaurants offer an outstanding experience with their decadent private dining rooms.
    From plush interiors to a bespoke menu, Emirates Woman has curated a list of all the luxe Dubai-based venues with a secluded space tailored to your needs.

    There’s a piece of New York City right here in Dubai that you can enjoy – Indochine. Whether you wish to host a private event for a new launch or simply want to celebrate a special occasion, this is the place to be. The French-Vietnamese restaurant brings its classic dishes to the table with an in-house indie DJ for some eclectic tunes all night long. The restaurant can seat large parties of 10 to 20 guests in a luxurious private dining setting. Guests can relish a five-course menu served family-style accompanied by an evening of conversation and laughter in this intimate setting. Hosts also have an option of full or partial buyouts for larger gatherings.
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    This jungle-inspired venue gives guests a chance to dine in their private dining room for all types of special occasions. For larger groups, the restaurant offers a completely secluded dining space, where semi-private areas for smaller groups are also available upon request. Up to 20 guests can dine together in an intimate setting with access to the luxe rooftop and views of Dubai’s scintillating skyline. With Latin-American cuisine, diners can be taken on a sensory journey along the Amazon river with some eclectic tunes.
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    Shanghai Me

    Inspired by the culinary traditions of East Asia, this haven encapsulates a rich heritage through a fusion of cocktails and dishes. This 1930s-inspired restaurant has a hidden luxe private dining area for bespoke events to meet any given requirements.
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    Le Guépard

    Designed as a dedicated private dining space in the heart of Alserkal Avenue, this experiential venue can be tailored according to anyone’s personal preference. By cooking up a bespoke culinary menu, Chef Yanis Yahou takes guests on an unforgettable journey with each bite. Inspired by the French Riviera, guests can host birthday celebrations or corporate events with vintage décor, that’s sure to impress.
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    Cé La Vi

    With out-of-this-world Burj Khalifa views and a fusion of fragrant ingredients, CÉ LA VI is the culinary hotspot is one that everyone needs to visit. The contemporary Asian menu curated by executive chef Howard Ko is second to none and the entire restaurant experience will leave you wanting to go back for more. For an event to remember, guests can host special occasions or corporate events that create a lasting impression. The private dining room, enclosed within a bamboo forest-themed interior, can host up to 10 guests and is ideal for gatherings, meetings to tastings.
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    If there’s one Japanese Robatayaki restaurant that you need to try is ROKA. Featuring a prominent red 3D brick wall, the restaurant offers a hidden dining space perfect for intimate gatherings. With dishes from the restaurant’s main menu and a long banquet hall, it’s surely a luxe option to add to your list.
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    This award-winning Greek-Mediterranean restaurant is designed with a modern palate and a delectable menu created by Chef Izu Ani. With its captivating charm, there’s something for everyone to sit and dine for hours. With a private Chef’s Table situated on the outskirts of the kitchen at the lower level, guests can enjoy a 12-seater dining experience. Surrounded by white stone walls and intricate details with copper pans, the table and journey are designed for an intimate gathering.
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    In the world’s tallest building, this exquisite restaurant awaits. For a premium dining experience with a seating capacity of up to 16 guests, the restaurant’s culinary team brings the most meticulous creations to life while you dine sky-high.
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    By adding a sophisticated twist to the Japanese Izakaya style of cooking, Zuma offers authentic dishes that make people come back for more. The restaurant’s private dining area is the ideal place to host a social luncheon, brunch or corporate dinner in its unique space with a solid oak wood dining table that can seat up to 20 guests. Alternatively, the room can be divided into two separate spaces to accommodate 10 guests each.
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    Il Borro Tuscan Bistro

    Il Borro is the go-to restaurant in Dubai for five-star Italian cuisine. The fine-dining hotspot’s private dining area is the perfect place for an intimate gathering of 10 to 15 guests. Guests can experience a bespoke menu of three to four courses according to their dietary requirements.
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