(Morocco, 1975) hosted the RTL4-programme Help, daddy's cooking. In it she gave cooking lessons to parents who couldn't cook. In 1999 Abouzahra together with Amar El-Ajjouri founded the first Moroccan cabaret duo in the Netherlands, PH Neutraal. One of their best-known productions was Noch kaas, noch couscous (Neither Cheese nor Couscous), making fun of Dutch society and the Moroccan community. She played in several theatrical productions, for instance in Garcia Lorca's Blood Wedding. She participated in productions of Theatergroep Wederzijds and Branoul Literair Theater. Abouzahra trained as a drama teacher in Zwolle.
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It is back again! Etiquette! As if it had never gone. The shops offer us a wide range of books that answer questions on how to pick up or put down your fork or knife, how to court a person, and when to sit down or stand up. Etiquette expert Beatrijs Ritsema explains how you pass a real Dutch six course dinner. This crash course is accompanied by a tasteful Moroccan version. Esma Abouzahra lets you taste the rules of the Moroccan meal in word and action. It is up to you to select the ingredients from this hodge-podge of rules. Enjoy the meal! Host: Sanna Andréa-Dia. At the end of this hour there is a performance by saxophonist and composer Maarten Ornstein and Joshua Samson (percussion). Ornstein composed music to texts of the Lebanese writer Iman Humaydan. Programme in Dutch.