At last year's Cannes International Film Festival in May, 2009, the word from Iran was that something exciting was about to happen with new upcoming elections. Unfortunately, few could predict that disputed elections, mass street protests, and waves of repression were soon to follow.
This week, Worldview has been taking essays from listeners about their best food experiences. The winners with the best essays took part in today's International Food Smackdown. Before the judges began eating, each of the chefs told us why‚ their dish was the best.
Worldview's International Food Smackdown if fast approaching! Live on WBEZ at noon our listener-judges will sample four international dishes and crown one the champion. To help you follow the action at home, we're providing the recipes for all the dishes after the jump.