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What's cooking in Egyptian politics

Cooking show host Ghaila Mahmoud works in her modest kitchen at the studios of 25TV, a network formed in the wake of the Egyptian revolution in 2011. (Photo: courtesy 25TV)

Political revolution has changed the face of Egypt, and with it the faces Egyptians are watching.

After next week's runoff election, they'll be looking at a new President. But there's another trendsetting personality emerging on TV.

And she's a cook, doing what she does best.

Though the bare-bones economy of her dishes, reflects the sclerotic economy confronting most Egyptians.

The CBC's middle East Correspondent, Derek Stoffel, is with her to suss the ingredients that make up her celebrity.

Listen to Derek's documentary 

The June 7 Dispatches program

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