Tag Archives: Chicago

Closed: CreationZ Customized Artwork Giveaway

CreationZ Giveaway | My Halal Kitchen

I consider it a great privilege to learn about the existence of all sorts of creative talent in our diverse community.  It’s exciting to see people putting their own mark on what may seem like familiar types of art and that often times it’s something they do in addition to another career or daily job.  That’s been the case with ... Read More »

Your Peek at The Summer Ramadan Cooking Chicago Cookbook Tour (Video Trailer)

CookBook Tour 2013

I have FREE tour events going on this June- be sure to tell your friends, register and come to one near you! Read More »

My Chicago Cookbook Tour for Ramadan Cooking

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I am so incredibly excited to announce that I’ll be touring the Chicagoland area to talk about the recipes in my cookbook, Summer Ramadan Cooking! I’ll be making stops at various locations to do cooking demos, talk tips on Ramadan preparation and planning and answer questions on cooking and baking for the most special month of the year. Admission  is free ... Read More »

Pastry Chef Rubina Hafeez and Gür Sweets Halal Bakery

When I found out there was a halal bakery in town, I honestly couldn’t believe it.  It was the first time anyone had ever mentioned anything like it, particularly right in our own backyard. I couldn’t wait to try it out and with the excuse of meeting up with a friend I hadn’t seen in a long time, I got ... Read More »

The Culinary History of Algerian Pastries {and Algerian Food in Chicago}

flickr photos of algerian pastries by Rachel Finn

Have you ever planned to spend a theme-filled day out?  We seem to do it a lot of this in Chicago since there are so many great neighborhoods to explore. For example, there are some great Swedish places to visit in Andersonville (delis, clothing stores, museum and cafes); the Pilsen neighborhood for some Latin flavor; Greektown for the cafes & ... Read More »

Breakfast at Kingsbury Street Cafe

Breakfast at Kingsbury Cafe Chicago | My Halal Kitchen

Sunday morning is a great time to have breakfast out with the family, but some places actually offer wonderful breakfast menu items during the middle of the week, too. I was recently invited for breakfast at a place I’d never heard of before, Kingsbury Street Cafe, in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. 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 »

Green City Chicago Indoor Farmers Market

Green City Market Sign

Most people don’t think there’s much to buy from a farmers market in the winter– in cold places, like Chicago. Though it’s technically spring, it’s still cold outside. That’s why I’m glad there are indoor farmers markets like this one: Green City Market. Last year I met Alice Waters when she signed a copy of her book, Edible Schoolyard: A ... Read More »

Chocolate Faucets and French Pastry School

Few of us have ever experienced the sublimity of being near a fountain of flowing chocolate, never mind a kitchen faucet that brings forth silky milk chocolate at one’s disposal. Even fewer of us have the opportunity to work for a living with the most beloved baking ingredient in the world…chocolate.  If you’ve ever dreamed of being as close to ... Read More »

Chicago Green City Market, Alice Waters & Honey Crisp Apple Pie

We made it to the farmers’ market last Saturday just in time for the book signing to begin. I was a bit surprised to see how small the market was, but soon realized that not all the produce farmers arrived yet, due to the limited availability of items during the early spring season. That could be why the market will ... Read More »