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The Anglo-Arab Voice Podcast: Tony Kitous, Founder of Comptoir Libanais, Yalla Yalla and Shawa Restaurants

Tony Kitous grew up in Algeria watching his mother spend hours in the kitchen like many Arab mothers. He carried this influence with him to London when he was 18 years old. Nearly three decades later, Kitous is now one of London’s top Arab chefs. Hear the story of his determination to showcase Arab food and hospitality in the United Kingdom in this episode of The Anglo-Arab Voice.

Presenter Will Nicholson

Voiceover by Mo Ayoub

Produced by Camilla Byk and Petra Ayar Jahchan Al-Fanar Media The publication of this podcast series was supported by a grant from the NewsSpectrum Fellowship programme.

The Anglo-Arab Voice podcast will bring you three new episodes every week throughout March 2022.

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Al Fanar Media teamed up with to bring you a series of podcasts delving into the world of what it means to be a British-Arab living in the UK. Our team of student journalists who live and study in the UK interviewed a variety of personalities; from a cardiologist to a classical music duo, they questioned their guests about their work, their life as an Arab and how they can influence the next generation of Arab diaspora. Listening to this podcast series will take you into the heart of what the Arab culture and heritage can do personally and professionally to enhance everyday life in Britain.

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