Media Coverage: Interviews, Appearances, Features and Mentions

Design Community Kitchen. Food Service Equipment Reports by Janice Cha. March 6, 2015  

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

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

APPEARANCES Lecturer  at The Annual Islamic Finance Conference: Muslim Women in Business, Topics: Discovering Your Dream & Marketing for Money, Chicago, June 2014. RADIO Making Eid Special- Tips, Activities, Recipes: An Interview of Yvonne Maffei by Maryam Jameel on RadioIslam. October 4, 2014. 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. MAGAZINE 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 NEWSPAPER Food Focused Talk continues Muslim series at libraryThe Wilmette Beacon. February, 2014

Wilmette_Beacon_Article_pdf Ramadan_pdf  Indian Prairie Library offers taste of Muslim culture. The Doings Weekly. November 2013. Indian_Prairie_Library_hosts_Muslim_program___The_Doings_Weekly 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” ONLINE MEDIA Five Ways to Eat Dates,Smithsonian.com, By Saba Naseem, July 7, 2014 5 ways to eat dates Smithsonian 070114 Lining up for iftar at Khan BBQ, ChicagoReader.com, by Michael Gebert, July 3, 2014 Lining up for iftar at Khan BBQ Reader 070314

   Breaking the Fast at a Ramadan Iftar at Khan BBQ, Culinary Historians of Chicago, by Editor, July 1, 2014  

Celebrating Ramadan, TESCO Real Food Blog, by Yvonne Maffei, July 1, 2014 Tesco Real Food 070114

Sakina Gift Guide- Yvonne’s recipes for Lemon-Themed Summer Ramadan recipes as well as picks for Ramadan and Eid gift-giving, June 21, 2014.



Whole Story, Convenient and Halal This Ramadan, Whole Foods Market Blog, by Yvonne Maffei, June 21, 2014 Whole Story  


[Interview] Productive Iftar Tips for the Last Ten Days of Ramadan!, Productive Muslim.com blog, by Yvonne Maffie, June 20, 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

5 Tips for Healthy Eating during a Summer Ramadan, Huffington Post Blog, July 11, 2013. 

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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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CNN Eatocracy, by Yvonne Maffei, August 1, 2012

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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). A Meeting of the Stomachs at UCI by Afsha Bawany for the Orange County Register on April 11th, 2013.  BOOKS Noor Kids Go to Hajj by Amin and Mohammed Asser. November 2011.


  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

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