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Iran — A state-owned news website on Saturday said Iran's broadcasting
authority has banned Iranian TV channels from showing cooking programs
that present recipes for foreign cuisine.The ban is seen as part of a nationalistic campaign increasingly pushed by Iran's government in recent years.
that the deputy head of Iran's state broadcasting company, Ali Darabi,
announced the ban during a visit to one of the country's 30 state-run TV
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Some cooking programs on Iranian stations present recipes for foreign cuisine, such as Italian and French.
pasta and Western fast foods like hamburgers and hot-dogs are popular
in Iran, and Teheran boasts many restaurants that serve Western or Asian