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Feeding 21 Creates New TV Food Star in Cairo

Ghalia Mahmoud was a cook for an upscale family in Egypt when she was "discovered" by a tv executive needing insights for cooking at the time of Ramadan. Now she has her own show, and is gaining celebrity.

"We are people from poor neighbourhoods. If my husband left me 10 Egyptian pounds (£1) and we then watched someone cooking a rack of lamb on TV, my children and I would dream about it for a month. With my show, what my children watch, they can then eat," she says."

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