I would have written this in Arabic to stay in Arabic… but yeah that’s so much work! Over the Australian summer along with a few students from around the country i went to Tunisia to study Arabic at the prestigious Bourghuiba school. Whilst in Tunis we stayed with host families which was an enjoyable experience both in terms of cultural and language learning but also for me, an opportunity to learn some local recipes. The first meal i had in Tunis after arriving from Switzerland, however delicious is something I wont recreate for the show, a sheep’s stomach filled with Liver, Kidneys, Lung, chickpeas and parsley is something I suspect won’t be received too well in Aus. The food in Tunis was overall very good, but as in most cases the best food was always found at homestay rather than in the street or at restaurants. The exception being a meal a few of us had at a renowned restaurant in the Souk – one of the best meals I’ve had. The trip was cut short by the revolution and an incident involving a few of us and state police with batons and guns.Back in Australia i decided to try out a few of the recipes i learnt whilst away. Following on from season 1 of Cha’s Kitchen, the program will be completely in Arabic with english subtitles and approximately 13 episodes give or take.