Saturday, February 4, 2012

Weekender: Iran Strikes at the West!


We knew it was only a matter of time.  That Iran couldn't be pushed around forever without dire consequences.  And sure enough, this week President Ahmanutjob struck back at the West, hitting us where he knew it would hurt the worst.  By Molly Aronica, Editor, The Daily Meal: "According to The Agence France-Presse (AFP), the Iranian government banned state-run television stations from broadcasting foreign cooking shows earlier this week. A number of Iran's 30 state-run TV channels broadcast Iranian cooking shows, however, only a handful of the programs feature recipes from other cuisines. Ali Darabi, the deputy head of Iran's state broadcasting company, explained to the media that teaching how to cook non-Iranian dishes is now prohibited throughout the country."  I guess too many people were watching Lidia's Italy again!