I'm thrilled to introduce you today to Nadia, a Muslim-American who blogs over at Journey to Table. Nadia eloquently describes herself as a "wanderer through life and a lover of spice." As she tells us today, the journey to her table, and the food she sets on it, goes back generations. It travels from pre-partition Pakistan to Nairobi, Kenya, through Great Britain, and finally to New York City. But the food traditions that influence Nadia’s table didn’t stagnate there. Rather, as her father, a forward-thinking immigrant entrepreneur focused on improving society one life at a time, took a young and fearless Nadia his meetings in every corner of New York City, her palate and repertoire expanded to include the many nations represented in that vibrant city. I’m so happy that you’re joining us for this fast-paced conversation covering faith, fasting, history, and above all, her incredible parents. You may want to grab a tissue first, because this episode brought out all the emotions in me.
- The practice and value of fasting
- Faith and work as an attorney, choosing to wear the hijab
- The journey to Nadia's table - India to Pakistan to Nairobi to UK to NYC
- Pakifrikkis and Wakistanis
- Nadia's definition of the American dream - equally ambitious and charitable
- Accompanying her father on business trips to every corner of NYC
- "Isn't YOUR daughter going to college?"
- "He wasn't the life of the party, but he made you feel like you WERE the party"
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