Conferences & Expos

Halal Food is Coming to Baltimore, Maryland at the Muslim Food Fest!

I can’t believe how many halal food festivals are popping up around the world and the country this summer- how exciting and fascinating for those who have never experienced halal food AND for those of us who seek out halal food as part of our daily food hunt! I recently learned about the Muslim FoodFest & Zabihah.com are hosting the DMV’s very ... Read More »

IFANCA’s 15th Annual Halal Food Conference 2013

Halal United | IFANCA Halal Food Conference 2013

Last month I had the privilege of attending IFANCA’s 15th Annual Halal Food Conference 2013 right here in the Chicago suburbs, attended by business, industry and political leaders from around the globe. Who would have thought so many different kinds of people from such a huge variety of professions could be interested in the halal food and consumer goods market? ... Read More »

An Overview of Eat Write Retreat in Washington, D.C.

Last weekend I attended the Eat, Write Retreat which is a weekend event for food bloggers, photographers and other foodies in the industry, thanks to the generous support of Saffron Road Foods who sponsored my attendance and for the t-shirt and coupon giveaways they provided for me to distribute to my new food blogger friends. Every table had a little ... Read More »

The Language of Food Conference at Cornell University

A few weeks ago, I traveled to Ithaca, NY to present a paper on halal eating and ‘Eid celebrations at the Language of Food conference at Cornell University. It was a memorable experience in a beautiful location that I am still savoring because I just couldn’t believe that I was actually there for this purpose. Have you ever been to Ithaca?  ... Read More »

Heading to the Eat, Write, Retreat Conference

Next weekend, insha’allah, I’ll be attending a really interesting weekend conference called Eat Write Retreat in Washington, D.C.  I’m so excited about it because I’ll get to meet other food bloggers, participate in a cooking competition and learn more about the craft of food writing and photography in order to bring you the best content possible. One of my favorite food writers, Monica ... Read More »

The AMCC: An Important Halal Industry Conference

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Several weeks ago, I attended the American Muslim Consumer Conference in New Brunswick, New Jersey. It’s the second year I’ve attended and was encouraged to make the trip again simply because of the opportunity to meet others who are interested in the businesses that are  shaping up to be an integral part of the American halal industry. The AMCC is a ... Read More »

The Skinless Project Conference

The Skinless Project Conference | My Halal Kitchen

Last weekend I had the wonderful blessing of being able to attend The Skinless Project Conference, a gathering of women encouraging other women to rise above daily challenges and struggles in order to become who they‘ve always wanted to be, both in their personal and professional lives. It comes as an extension of The Skinless Project, the brainchild of founder Maaria ... Read More »

Bon Appétit Magazine Presented Chicago Gourmet

Bon Appetit at Chicago Gourmet | My Halal Kitchen

Last Saturday morning I had the pleasure of attending the Chicago Gourmet event in Chicago’s Millenium Park. You know the kind of experience that leaves you in a happy place for the entire remainder of the day, no matter what else happens? It was that kind of experience. Read More »

Family Farmed Expo in Chicago

Family Farmed Expo

I have to admit, I’ve been really glued to the television and any news media outlet to catch updates on the situation in Japan.  It was hard for me to write about food or develop recipes when all I could think about was the hardship and suffering of the Japanese people and how the nuclear radiation could affect the entire ... Read More »