Chef Osama El-Sayed has been entertaining audiences, demonstrating cooking techniques and sharing his recipes with a loyal TV viewership for more than a decade now. Forty million viewers from across the world tune into the cookery show of the chef...

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Thu 30 Jun 2005, 12:12 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 6:20 PM

who is also the author of a cookbook, Bil Hanna Wa Shiffa, or With Joy and Good Health. He is presently running a daily cooking show named Maa Osama Atyab or With Osama It Is More Delicious show especially for the DSS at Modhesh Fun City. The show, being aired live on Dubai TV between 12-1pm daily except Fridays, hosts a weekly children's episode as well.

The show encourages audience participation and takes in calls from viewers with culinary queries. Spiced up with music and useful nutritional information the show is a treat for all. Mostly seasonal foods that are delicious, light and appetising are featured on the show including crisp salads and tasty fruit recipes.

Says Chef Osama about his newly launched Arabic book, Bil Hanna Wa Shiffa, or With Joy and Good Health, "We just released the fourth edition in the market and the book is now available at MFC for Dh90. Whether a seasoned cook or just a beginner in the kitchen, the cookbook will certainly become every reader's primary reference. Each recipe is presented in a format that includes an appetising, full-coloured photographic version illustrating a few serving suggestions, meal planning, menu suggestions, and traditional dishes along with some of my favourite recipes. I am now working on my new book Maa Osama Atyab or With Osama It Is More Delicious with the cooperation of Dubai TV. I hope I will be able to release the new book before the Holy Month of Ramadan," he avers.

A graduate from the Hotel Technical Institute in his native Egypt, Chef Osama said during a career that has spanned more than two decades in America, he has gained a solid reputation as a first-class chef and culinary consultant with specific focus on adhering to strict demands and meeting deadlines while producing exquisite food. "I enjoy cooking traditional dishes. My work has taken me to all sorts of places including hotels, restaurants, elderly people, special needs and children's camps. My last assignment saw me heading the kitchen of one of the biggest party caterers in the US where we served a million people annually ranging from ordinary citizens to presidents of various countries," he says.

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