Riyadh: Saudi chef Hatoon al-Tuki is touted as one of the best authentic Italian chefs on social media.
“It all started when I was fired from work because of a pandemic. Then I decided to go to the world of social media and show people how I cook Italian food. They praised the originality of the food, “Altuki told Arab News.
She also shows her Italian cooking techniques live on many cooking shows.
Married to an Italian family, Al Tuki learned cooking techniques from her mother-in-law and learned the secrets and secrets of making the perfect Italian food.
When it comes to recreating Italian food, Al Tuki said it’s very difficult to get Italian approval, but the talented chef has received her in-law support and her food has been received by others. Was praised for his skill.
“My mother-in-law is Italian and they are very noisy, very strict and traditional in their food. So I learned how to make food from her, and this is what I fell in love with cooking That’s how she approved it, “she said.
Al-Toukhi is currently conducting an Italian cooking workshop to teach students how to make authentic Italian sauces, pasta and other traditional dishes.
Al-Toukhi has a deep knowledge of Italian cuisine and is an Italian food critic and pasta taster. “The company sends me pasta and then distributes it to the supplier, so I can taste and approve them, and I also grade the pasta according to criteria.”
The Saudi chef also runs a small home-based business selling her famous tiramisu and fresh pasta packs such as lasagna, ravioli, linguine and fusilli.
Al-Toukhi says that one of the challenges facing the Saudi community is that her authentic Italian food is served in Kingdom restaurants, as recipes are often modified to suit the local taste. Is different from. “My food shocks people who are accustomed to Saudi food, but then I tell them that it was the first way it was made. In fact, this is what I have my own restaurant. , Accepting pure taste, and hindering the availability of cooking ingredients. “
Al-Toukhi is currently developing a lifestyle radio show that combines cooking and lifestyle topics.
“I was hosting as a guest on a radio show and they liked the energy I gave them. Then the channel contacted me and said they wanted to give me my own radio show. I’m excited to be able to talk about many social topics as well as cooking, “she said.
As a family, Al-Toukhi has his own traditions with children aged 10 and 4, Dana and Yousef, respectively, and enjoys a fun day with the family.
“When we make fresh pasta at home, everyone, including our husband, participates and plays. My son plays like a play-doh. Sometimes I invite my mother-in-law and it’s like a nice family event. “She said.
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