The Artistic Foodies

Episode 2: Ramadan Special

Ramadan 2021 will be an interesting Ramadan, and hopefully the last one in quarantine. Join us as we talk about Ramadan memories, talk about why we fast, and of course some classic traditional Ramadan recipes for you to enjoy this year

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Episode 1: Halal Restaurant Week 2020

In this episode, we discuss the success of the first-ever Halal Restaurant Week in North America, which was held in the SF Bay Area in Dec 2020. We interviewed foodies, chefs, and restaurant owners including Chef Lisa Ahmad of Mirchi Cafe, Sameer Parvez of Port of Peri-Peri, Food Vlogger Zoha Raza, and one of the…

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Bonus Content: Interview with Sameer Parvez, Port of Peri-Peri

We sat down with the co-owner of the Port of Peri-Peri franchises in the SF Bay Area (Fremont, Palo Alto, and soon Pleasanton). In this interview, we covered a range of topics including Halal Restaurant Week, the Bay Area Halal Foodies Facebook Group, and the best way to give constructive criticism on a negative experience.

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Bonus Content: American Muslim Heritage Series featuring Javed Mohammed

Irfan Rydhan joins a panel of Muslim Activists to discuss the history of the Bay Area Muslim Community and shares his experiences with SBIA (South Bay Islamic Association) and the Halal Food Festival.

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Bonus Content: Interview with Hisham Abdelfattah with El Halal Amigos

Irfan Rydhan, co-host of The Artistic Foodies podcast interviews Hisham Abdelfatth, Founder and Head Chef of El Halal Amigos to go behind the scenes on why he started a Mexican Halal Food Truck.

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Episode 0: Who are the Artistic Foodies?

In our intro episode, our hosts Abbas and Irfan introduce the podcast and themselves! They then delve into their favorite Bay Area food spots, and then explore two of the latest Halal food trends in the bay: Birria Tacos and Hot Chicken sandwiches! This episode has been sponsored by the Bay Area Halal Restaurant Week…

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Bonus Content: How to Plan an Event, Interview with Irfan Rydhan

Welcome to our very first guest interview on the channel. We had the pleasure of spending time with Irfan Rydhan, the founder of several large community events which are talked about around the world. Learn how to find the right location, generate a support team, attract talent, get organized and execute a massive event. This…

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One Man Started A Nonprofit For Muslim Artists To Tackle A Big Issue In The Community

Eight months ago, Abbas Mohamed knew nothing about the art world. Mohamed had received his master’s in pharmacology and toxicology, and gotten married in Pakistan, so it wasn’t until his long distance marriage with his wife, a painter, that he began to question if there was an exclusive space for Muslim artists. With no answer…

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