An advantage to live in a big international city is the opportunity to try food from all over the world. I've already tried Middle Eastern food, but, so far, one I haven't tested is Afghan food. The New Afghan Development Web TV Culinary channel will certainly change that.
A fee weeks ago, Film Annex visited an Afghan restaurant to shoot an interview and a series of videos showing the preparation of Afghan recipes. Khyber Pass is the oldest Afghan restaurant in Manhattan and is run by Shabir Noor. The goal of the videos is not only to teach people how to prepare Afghan food but also to open their mind to Central and South Asian culture and traditions. One good way to do that has always been through food, which has the benefit to bring people together. After watching the first videos, I already want to try the Qabuli Palaw:
Back in Afghanistan, Roya Mahboob and her team from the Citadel software company just opened the Herat Center. There we will film culinary shows to show how traditional meals from Central and South Asia are being prepared. The videos will be regularly added to the Culinary channel on the Afghan Development Web TV. Here's a first look at where the shows will be shot: