I get a lot of questions from readers asking whether or not a product or ingredient is halal. I don't claim to be a scholar of the fiqh of food or to make any proclamations about whether something is...
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...
If you don't know who Monica Bhide is, perhaps you're not reading enough books, magazines or essays about food because this woman is everywhere. She's a Virginia-based food writer who writes beautifully about how our lives, cultures and emotions are influenced...
by Raana Smith My Eid-al-Adha 2012 checklist:  Decorations: check Gifts: check New clothes: check Eid menu: check Pre-prayer snack: not needed Prepare refrigerator and freezer for meat:  by October 27 Distribute meat: October 27-29. Silver Envelope Goods Going through my checklists, I recall a time when I didn’t have...
Local food products are quite the buzz lately. Any time you shop at the supermarket and see products like local honey or local jams, they're typically strategically placed where fresh produce is to give you the feeling of shopping...
Several months ago I attended the Eat Write Retreat event for food writers and bloggers, which took place in Washington, D.C. It was a weekend filled with discussions and a chance to meet some very interesting people in the...
It's so hard to believe the month of Ramadan is nearly over, which is a bit sad for us because we love it so much. It's such a time of being scheduled and focused and distraction-free. However bittersweet the...
Buffalo Wings | My Halal Kitchen

Buffalo Wings

One of my favorite summertime recipes is for Buffalo Wings. The first time I ever had them was way back in college- it was the late night food of choice with friends- we didn't have a care in the...
Uzma Sharif is a Chicago-based chocolatier and owner of Chocolat Uzma, both an online shop and a brick and mortar one  in Chicago. I just love supporting women in business, and those running a specialty food business at that. Her...
Most people who love North African food are well aware of the flavor profile of harissa, that somewhat spicy {or hot} red chili pepper paste used as a condiment or dip in many Moroccan and Tunisian dishes. Those who...

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