The Artistic Foodies

Episode 4: From the Caliphates to California: The Evolution of the Shawarma and the Guitar

Mohammad Abutaha (Shawarmaji, Owner) and Ronnie Malley (multiinstrumentalist, musical genius) sit with us for an exciting discussion about Shawarmas and the classical instrument, the OUD. Whether it is through musical instruments or through delicious food, culture evolves over time. We interact with others crossing our geographic and ethnic boundaries, to transcend superficial differences and build…

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Episode 4 Trailer – Traveling through Space and Time: How the Shawarma and the Oud changed through their journeys

What makes your work AUTHENTIC? We asked Restauranteur Mohammed Abutaha and Musician Ronnie Malley, both artists in their own right, to define authenticity in their respective fields. With the examples they shared, it becomes clear just how broad the definition of authenticity can be!

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Episode 3 Bonus Content: Interview with Viggo Mortensen

We dug into the archives and found the interview with Viggo Mortensen which was mentioned in the Episode 3 Bonus Content with Zaki Hasan. Check it out here!

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Episode 3: The Star Wars Special

The Star Wars universe contains multitudes, join as we explore the films and the inherent spirituality of The Force. Plus, for all the die hard Mandolorian fans, we get into talking about the bone broth Grogu always sips on, including a recipe right at the end!

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Dr. Ali Hussein on Faith and The Force

May the 4th be with you all! Enjoy this gem of a quote from Dr. Ali Hussein about the spiritual nature of The Force as a teaser of our upcoming Star Wars podcast episode featuring Zaki Hasan, Dr. Ali Hussein, and Chef Lisa Ahmad, coming soon!

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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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