A seasoned cooking veteran, Chef Nadeem has been passionate about cooking for as long as he can remember. His career started from The Pearl Continental Hotel, 21 years ago, and has taken him to almost every continent of the world. Priding himself on his work ethic, Chef Nadeem’s advice to the youth today is to work hard at whatever it is they do.
Afghanistan has a wide varying terrain allowing for many different crops. Afghan cuisine is largely based upon the nation's chief crops: cereals like wheat, maize, barley and rice. Accompanying these staples are dairy products (yogurt, whey), various nuts, and native vegetables, and fresh and dried fruits; Afghanistan is well known for its grapes. Afghanistan's culinary specialties reflect its ethnic and geographic diversity and has similarities with neighboring Iran,Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan and Turkmenistan. It is similar to cuisines of the Middle-East and Central Asia and the South Asian Subcontinent. Khana Pakana is the source for authentic Afghani Recipes, Afghani Food, and Cooking Techniques from Afghanistan.