Every weekday from 3 30 pm - 4 30 pm, Nabil Al Nashar conducts a themed drive show and Wednesday is Food & Lifestyle segment. Hungry Birds Doha is a guest with QF Radio talking about all the food news and happenings in Doha, Qatar.
Without a doubt, most of you are already tuned into the radio show live. However, I will still go ahead and do a recap each week after the show to summarize what we spoke about in case you miss out on listening to us.
Starting with the most popular -
- Christmas Turkey with Cranberry Sauce
- Fruit Cake - a cake made with chopped candied fruit and/or dried fruit, nuts, and spices, and (optionally) soaked in spirits.
- Mince Pie - a small British fruit-based mincemeat sweet pie containing meat, fruits & spices.
- Christmas Pudding - a type of pudding traditionally served as part of the Christmas dinner sometimes known as plum pudding. Despite the name "plum pudding," the pudding contains no actual plums due to the pre-Victorian use of the word "plums" as a term for raisins. The pudding is composed of many dried fruits held together by egg and suet, sometimes moistened by treacle or molasses and flavoured with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and other spices.
- Ginger Bread - a sweet food-product flavored with ginger and typically using honey or molasses rather than just sugar. Gingerbread foods vary, ranging from a soft, moist loaf cake to something close to a ginger biscuit. The different types likely share a common origin.
- Thirteen Desserts - are the traditional dessert foods used in celebrating Christmas in the French region of Provence. The "big supper" (le gros souper) ends with a ritual 13 desserts, representing Jesus Christ and the 12 apostles. The desserts always number thirteen but the exact items vary by local or familial tradition. The food traditionally is set out Christmas Eve and remains on the table three days until December 27.
- Egg Nog - a sweetened dairy-based beverage traditionally made with milk and/or cream, sugar, and whipped eggs (which gives it a frothy texture). Spirits such as brandy, rum or bourbon are often added. The finished serving is often garnished with a sprinkling of ground cinnamon or nutmeg.
- Pavlova - a meringue cake with a crisp crust and soft, light inside, usually topped with whipped cream and fruit.
- Candy Cane - a cane-shaped hard candy stick associated with Christmas. It is traditionally white with red stripes and flavored with peppermint; but is also made in a variety of other flavors and colors. a kid's favorite!
After a strong dose of delectable Christmas foods, we ended the talk show with a review about Shake Shack (read the full review here).
We, also, had a very brief discussion over salad places that we shall continue in the coming weeks.
P.S.: nothing about spirits/drinks was mentioned on the radio show. Material collected from Wikipedia.
There is lots more food know how and discussions coming up each week. Stay tuned and don't miss out!
Happy eating x
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