March 30, 2016

My Trip to Doha, Qatar

Some business trips take me to the most interesting places - I just recently returned from a whirlwind trip to Doha, Qatar in the Middle East. The purpose of my journey was to host a live cooking demo at the Qatar International Food Festival organized by the Qatar Tourism Authority and Qatar Airways. I was also scheduled for interviews, and other appearances during my short stay. And, I was honored to meet Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa, the sister of Qatar’s ruling Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

Several colleagues joined me on this excursion, courtesy of Qatar Airways. It was my first visit to Doha, and I was eager to tour the fast growing Qatar capital, walk through its markets, and sample some of the local cuisine. What we experienced was amazing - it is a very fascinating city. In fact, the next season of my PBS show, “Cooking School” will focus on the foods of the Arabian Gulf. Enjoy these photos.