Sometimes it takes leaving home to realise what’s in front of you. That was the case for Arva Ahmed, co-founder of Frying Pan Adventures.
Arva has lived in the Deira area on the Dubai Creek with her family since 1989. But it was only when she went to study in Philadelphia, followed by three years working in New York, that she developed a real passion for cooking and exploring through food – and decided to bring this knowledge back home.
“Food is one of our great connectors: to previous generations and to other cultures around the world. It’s a universal language. If you’re in a new place and explore its food, you start opening up stories of the communities that eat those foods, and