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Media Coverage: Interviews, Appearances, Features and Mentions

If you are interested in an interview, please email me:  contact [at] myhalalkitchen [dot] com. 

My Halal Kitchen, a.k.a. Yvonne Maffei, was featured in:


Halal Food Fest A Tasty First For Teaneck – NY1 By Olivia Smith

CBS Program "Food, Faith & Culture" | Produced by Liz KinekeCBS Program Food, Faith and CultureProduced by Liz Kineke.



The Challenge of Ramadan InspiresCookbook: An Interview of Yvonne Maffei by Emanuele Berry at WKAR Michigan
State University Public Radio. July 9, 2013

 A Month of ‘Fast’ Food for Ramadan. The Morning Edition with Renee Montagne on NPR. August 23, 2011.

What is Halal Food and How Halal is Your Ramadan Iftar. Radio Tahrir, hosted by Tamara Issak. Tuesday, August 16, 2011.

Getting Organized for Ramadan Cooking. Fridays in Ramadan on Radio Islam, the online radio program hosted by Ayesha Mustapha. Fridays beginning July 29- end of August, 2011.

Food Bloggers Roundtable Foodie Call. The Recipe Box radio show by Barbara Howard Media. June 9, 2011.

Ramadan Mubarak, Miss USA: Vocalo Overdrive Thursday. Vocalo.org, 89.5 FM Chicago.  August 19, 2010.  4-7pm.

Islam with a Sicilian Twist. Vocalo.org, 89.5 FM Chicago. Tuesday, August 10, 2010.  4-7pm.

Halal and Healthy: Entrepreneur Offers Options to Observant and Health Conscious Muslims. WBEZ 91.5 Chicago Public Radio. August 9, 2010. Reported by Odette Yousef.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU 88.5 FM, American University Radio. Iftar and Food Traditions Across the Islamic World. Interview by Kojo Nnamdi. Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 1:25 pm EST.

Radio Islam, June 10, 2009 in an interview with Imran Husain. Listen to the interview here, replayed on August 12, 2009.


Shopper Marketing Magazine article by Esther Han. November 2011. Whole Foods Promo Targets Muslims. Three-page feature about My Halal Kitchen’s Ramadan promtional cam


Food Focused Talk continues Muslim series at libraryThe Wilmette Beacon. February, 2014



 Indian Prairie Library offers taste of Muslim culture. The Doings Weekly. November 2013.


Celebration Foods: Muslims eat what they love after RamadanDaytona Beach News Journal. August 2013.

Chicago Tribune article by Manya A. Brachear July 29, 2011. Spirituality in the Kitchen: Wholesome and Halal. A New Generation of Muslims is opting for local, free-range and organic foods to break the Ramadan fast 

Chicago Daily Herald by Kim Mikus on September 8, 2009:  “Des Plaines Blogger Helps Muslims Follow Halal Without Giving Up Taste”


Five Ways to Eat Dates,Smithsonian.com, By Saba Naseem, July 7, 2014

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Lining up for iftar at Khan BBQ, ChicagoReader.com, by Michael Gebert, July 3, 2014

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Breaking the Fast at a Ramadan Iftar at Khan BBQ, lthforum.com, by Cathy2, June 17, 2014


EP 66 – Halal Food Entrepreneur Yvonne Maffei of MyHalalKitchen.com, by Walid, Greedforilm.com, May 18, 2014

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At the Table With…Yvonne Maffei of My Halal Kitchen: Paper Plates Blog, March 19, 2014

Silver Envelope Announces New Collaboration with My Halal Kitchen During Eid Season: SBWire. November 6, 2013

Score: Yvonne Maffei of My Halal Kitchen – Featured Business Owner by Peg Corwin

First Halal Food Tour Comes to Teaneck [Photos]: Teaneck.Patch.com by  Noah Cohen. July 8, 2013

Sameer’s Eats Takes Halal Food on the Road [Videos]: Aslan Media by Alnas Zia. July 3, 2013

Q & A with Yvonne Maffei of My Halal Kitchen, Silver Envelope, June 18, 2013

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Gastronomy at BU: The Language of Food Conference: Engaging More than the Mind Alone by Emily Cantois, May 5, 2012

The Language of Food Conference: Engaging More than the Mind Alone | Gastronomy at BU

Coverage in Forbes magazine: Ramadan Promotion Proves There’s a Niche Market for Non-Christian Holidays by Laura Heller. Sept. 29, 2011.

An All-American Ramadan. AltMuslim.com interview by Zahed Amanullah. August 18, 2011.


Blogger Yvonne Maffei: An all-American Ramadan, patheos, By zahedamanullah, August 17, 2011. 


Cooking Efficiently  in a Halal Green Home. American Muslim Mom interview by Ponn Sabra, published August 15, 2011.

A Food Writer’s Ramadan. Muslim Voices interview by Liz Leslie, published August 4, 2011.

So It’s Ramadan. You’ve Fasted All Day and Now It’s Sundown. What’s for Dinner? Overview of Ramadan campaign partnership between Saffron Road and My Halal Kitchen plus Yvonne’s quote on the topic. by Rob Kerby, Senior Editor. Beliefnet.com. July 28, 2011.

Halal’s Quest to Go MainstreamInterview by Niharika Mandhana. Columbia News Service. April 2011.

Live Web Chat on MuslimVoices.org: Why Halal Food is Good for Everyone.  Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010. 2-3pm CST.

(AP) Associated Press: US Muslims Prepare for Islamic Holiday. August 13, 2010.  by Rachel Zoll, AP Religion Writer.

Press Release about Halal Healthy Cooking Demo at ISNA Convention, July 3 & 4, 2010, Rosemont, IL.

Dunya Bizim. March 26, 2010. Yeni bir islami yemek kültürü! (“Halal: Healthy and Natural” A New Islamic Food Culture/Cuisine). Yvonne Maffei Answers the Need of Many Muslims by Providing Her Halal Recipes.)

Lassi with Lavina. March 24, 2010.  Italian Halal?

FastRecipes.com. March 4, 2010. Fast Recipes Feature: My Halal Kitchen.

The Recipe Box on Blog Talk Radio. March 3, 2010. Yvonne Maffei Shares Tips From My Halal Kitchen.   

Examiner.com by Sakina Al-Amin on Oct. 2, 2009: Featuring: My Halal Kitchen, yum.

The Huffington Postby Naazish Yarkhan on August 20, 2009: “A Halal Spin on Italian and Mexican food at My Halal Kitchen”  (also re-published on Cafe Literati)


Noor Kids Go to Hajj by Amin and Mohammed Asser. November 2011.

One comment

  1. assalamu’alakyum

    Masha’allah on a fantastic website! – Would it be ok if i used some of your articles on my islamic website, http://www.MyUmmah.co.za – full credit and a link to the original article will be given so i’m sure you’ll benefit with a little extra traffic.


    ps. found your site through the post on ProductiveMuslim