BBC Good Food ME - February 2021

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NEWS nibbles

What’s hot and happening in the culinary world, in the UAE and across the Middle East

FARM TO FORK Shopping for fresh produce has become incredibly convenient thanks to online platforms. If you’re looking for more options, the latest one-stop shop to explore is Food Crowd; a modernday online platform that sources and delivers fresh, highquality produce directly from local farms. Created by experts in agriculture, from Abu Dhabi, you can find a great selection of fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, fresh meats and pantry items, handpicked by the team with strict quality control and hygiene standards. Take your pick from the vegetable, fruit and dairy boxes, mixed organic box and organic vegetarian starter pack. Available on App Store and Google Play. Visit for more information.

Want to treat a friend or your little ones every month? The Sweet Box by Candylicious, a curated monthly subscription, is a great gift for those with a sweet tooth. Delivered right to the doorstep, each box is filled with themed goodies and plenty of chocolate and candy. The subscription plan is available for three, six and 12 months from AED 149-279 and available in two sizes: Tasting and Classic.

The Dubai Food Festival (DFF) will be returning from February 25 to March 13 for its eighth edition. The annual culinary extravaganza will take place over 17 days, including three weekends of food and dining events throughout the city. This year’s edition will focus on four highlights: rich culinary diversity, authentic and homegrown cuisine, unique restaurant experiences, and exceptional value for money. Expect a programme filled with experiences such as Chef’s Tables, Masterclasses, chef collaborations, Etisalat Beach Canteen and more. Visit for more information.

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