According to The Agence France-Presse (AFP), the Iranian government banned state-run television stations from broadcasting foreign cooking shows earlier this week. A number of Iran's 30 state-run TV channels broadcast Iranian cooking shows, however, only a handful of the programs feature recipes from other cuisines. Ali Darabi, the deputy head of Iran's state broadcasting company, explained to the media that teaching how to cook non-Iranian dishes is now prohibited throughout the country.
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