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Sami Tamimi, a co-founder of London’s well-known Mediterranean Ottolenghi restaurants, and Tara Wigley, a food writer and Ottolenghi alumna, delve into the food of Tamimi’s homeland, Palestine. Netflix’s take on the elite cooking competition series à la MasterChef and Iron Chef, The Final Table is straight-up not on the level of the collection from which it takes its inspiration. It is, nevertheless, an unintentionally scathing perception into a darker facet of food culture and the power disparities that disenfranchise minority cooks within the culinary world, and for that, it’s a reasonably fascinating watch. The set-up finds 24 celebrated chefs from around the globe, adorned with various accolades from Michelin stars to regional prizes, competing to execute the proper dish from locations across the globe. For their “trip” to America, they need to craft a Thanksgiving dinner.

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