I'm a stickler for details when it comes to portrayal of Afghan food and culture. I've turned off TV shows when the Afghan characters are dressed like a Pakistani or cringe at parties when people say "Afghani" instead of Afghan. I've been known to get a twitch on my face when people insist that Afghan palau dish is brown rice.
Needless to say, when I found the "Food Journey Afghanistan" a documentary by Maeve O'Maera the host of an Australia television series, called Food Safari, I knew I was in for a journey of torture. Food Safari highlights culinary delights of specific regions of the world in each episode.
With a cup of chamomile tea nearby, as a relaxant, I sat in front of my computer screen with arms crossed - ready to find mistakes. To my delight, I found none. She interviews a series of fabulous Afghan cooks who are residents of Australia and are extremely well versed in talking about Afghan food. Phew!
I loved the video so much that I had to share it with you, my fellow Afghan food enthusiasts. Thanks a million to the delightful Maeve for putting this beautiful documentary together and giving Afghan food the visibility it deserves.
Watch the Food Journey Afghan - Documentary by Food Safari