The Artistic Foodies

A journey into life through the lens of food and art from two renowned artistic foodies, and their experienced guests from around the world.

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The Artistic Foodies Podcast

The Artistic Foodies is a podcast that unites two forms of expression: artistry, and food. Based in the SF Bay Area, co-hosts Abbas Mohamed and Irfan Rydhan, present conversations to an audience with interests much like their own, people who enjoy global diverse culinary experiences, as well as enjoying and learning about the impact of food and art. Whether we are talking to artists about food, with chefs about art, or with each other about both, you are sure to leave every episode having learned something new.

Abbas loves poetry, Sufi inspired music and cooking  while Irfan is a Hip-Hop junkie who enjoys watching TV and Film as well as rooting for his local sports teams in the Bay! Yet they also have much in common. They are both Halal food gourmands, and love sharing their experiences with friends and family!

We will hope you will join us, as an artistic foodie yourself as we discuss food, family, culture, religion, art, music and everything in between!

Our Episodes

Whether we are talking to artists about food, with chefs about art, or with each other about both, you are sure to leave every episode having learned something new.

Episode 12 Trailer: Interview with Kamran Pasha

We interview Kamran Pasha, a Hollywood screenwriter who served as writer and co-producer of Showtime’s Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated series, “Sleeper Cell,” a 2005 series about a Muslim FBI agent who infiltrates a terrorist group. Other TV shows that he has written or produced...

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Episode 11: Khamsa The Project w/Guled Muse

We sat with producer and community organizer Guled Muse to talk about his background and artistic journey leading up to the unveiling of The Khamsa Project. Khamsa, the Arabic word for five, is a multimedia art exhibition showcasing 20 Black, Muslim, Immigrant, and Refugee...

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Episode 10: Interview with Rizwan Manji

Catching up with Rizwan Manji (Outsourced, Schitt’s Creek, Peacemaker), we got to hear the REAL origin story behind his iconic mustache, reflected with him on his journey as a brown Muslim building a career in media, as well as a reflection on his latest...

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Episode 10 Trailer: Interview with Rizwan Manji

Catching up with Rizwan Manji (Outsourced, Schitt’s Creek, Peacemaker), we got to hear the REAL origin story behind his iconic mustache, reflected with him on his journey as a brown Muslim building a career in media, as well as a reflection on his latest...

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Episode 9: Interview with Zarqa Nawaz

It was a LOT of fun interviewing Zarqa Nawaz to discuss storytelling, narratives, and speaking honesty through popular media. We talked about her groundbreaking TV series from 2007, Little Mosque on the Prairie, and how she developed into a Producer and Actor for her...

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Episode 9 Trailer: Interview with Zarqa Nawaz

In this episode, we interview Canadian Muslim Producer, Writer, Comedian, Author, and Actor Zarqa Nawaz to discuss her groundbreaking TV series from 2007, Little Mosque on the Prairie, and how she developed into a Producer and Actor for her new series, Zarqa which premiered...

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A journey into life through the lens of food and art from two renowned artistic foodies, and their experienced guests from around the world.