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Release Date: 11/25/2020

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 is a delicious and unique collection offering readers an experience that transcends mere cookery. . These are the recipes that are passed down from mother to daughter, father to son, recipes that connect these to the place they once called home. Transport yourself with Salomé’s Patacones con Hogoa, Sookjai’s Golden Triangle Chicken Curry, Mahnaz’s Pomegranate Khoresh, or Rahima’s Bariis–the famed rice dish of Somalia–accompanied by gorgeous full-color photographs. Included too are the journey stories of these transplanted cooks, tracing harrowing flight from Saigon...

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Kevin Jones is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Georgia, and author of The Dangers of Poetry: Culture, Politics, and Revolution in Iraq. Levi Thompson is Assistant Professor of Arabic at the University of Colorado Boulder, who translated Syrian-Palestinian poet Ramy al-Ashegh latest poems My Heart Became a Bomb. They will talk with Sara Jamshidi about the dangers and implications of poetry in the Middle East. With this program, we will honor the month of April announced as the month of poetry.

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Susanne Koelbl is an award-winning journalist and foreign correspondent for the German news magazine . In her recent book Behind the Kingdom’s Veil: Inside the New Saudi Arabia Under Mohammed Bin Salman, she chronicles the changes in Saudi Arabia in recent years. Sara Jamshidi will talk with Koelbl about Saudi Arabia and the .

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Leila Rafei, author of the Spring, a daring beautiful novel about Egypt and Arab Spring, studied Middle East Studies at the American University in Cairo. Originally born to Iranian-American parents, Leila knows a great deal about Egypt, its culture, food, music and its revolution. She will talk with Sara Jamshdi about Spring, her novel took place in Egypt.

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Ron Bourke, filmmaker exploring issues of displacement, education, and healthcare directed . He features , world expert in genetics and founder of We Love Reading Project, as well as other other experts to learn about how not only cope with terror in refugee camps, but to create resilience and happiness. Terror and Hope: The Science of Resilience offers a unique window into through the work of an international team of scientists led by Yale University working closely with Mercy Corps' team in Jordan.    

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    Medina Tenour Whiteman is a writer, poet, translator, musician, and an Anglo-American born to Sufi converts. In her recent book The Invisible Muslim: Journey Through Whitness and Islam, she discusses how her white privileged background has not helped her to feel ‘at home’ with her Muslim friends in Europe. Sara Jamshidi will talk with Whiteman about what it means to be an invisible Muslim, examining the effect of white Muslim (un)privilege in Europe.  

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    Aili Mari Tripp is Chair of the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, and professor of Political Science, and Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. . Fatima Sadiqi is president of the Center for Studies and Research on Women, and professor of Linguistics and Gender Studies in the Department of English at Fes University. They will talk with Sara Jamshidi about women’s rights and movement in the Maghreb. Especial program for International Women Day.    

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 is an Emmy-Award winning journalist who was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She and , illustrator whose artwork appeared on NPR, Dallas News, and a number of books and graphic novels, coauthored Muslim Women Are Everything: Stereotype-Shattering Stories of Courage, Inspiration, and Adventure. They talk with Sara Jamshidi about what inspired them to publish the book.     In this episode, we will explore: How would you characterize public opinion against Muslim women? I’m curious to know your personal perceptions about how we’ve been viewed? What is...

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Pádraig Ó Tuama is a poet, theologian, and traveler who writes extensively about language, power, conflict and religion. Ó Tuama is the master storyteller and host of On Being’s Poetry Unbound. Previously, he was the leader of the Corrymeela Community, Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation organization.  He will talk with Sara Jamshidi about poetry, God, sexual orientation, words, prayers and finding a home in the world.

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    Chantal Blake is a travel writer and plant-based consultant from New York City. She currently lives in Oman. Chantal got frustrated about the lack of information about women’s bodies and sexuality. She invited Nicole Monteiro, mental health expert, researcher and consultant to create a course to teach women about their bodies and sexuality. Naaila Clay, marriage consultant, works with them. They talk to Sara Jamshidi about sex education for Muslim women, sensuality, intimacy and Valentine’s.

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At the time of feast, family and being merry, we are dealing with a deadly virus this year. The number of people getting affected by the Coronavirus is at the rise. Many families are experiencing hardships and heartbreaks. Yet, Thanksgiving is approaching. The tradition of Thanksgiving, giving thanks to what we have and what we acquire, is sacred and important for us Americans. Could we pray our prayers, with more humility, around the Thanksgiving table, this year? Could we cook our thanksgiving food more intentionally, more wholeheartedly?

For this episode, Sara Jamshidi talks with two food experts who include blessings in their ingredients to create wholesome food, not only for body, but for soul.

Kathryn Lafond is known for her love of prayer, song and ceremony. She is devoted to help us remember that all life is sacred and that cooking is the act that transforms the sacred plants and animals into nourishment. Kathryn has served her community as an Intuitive Energy Healer, health coach, and writer for more than 25 years. As an Ex-chef and caterer, she combined her skills to author Seasoned with Gratitude: 250 Recipes & Blessings Celebrating the Greater Nourishment of Real Food.

Elena Razmpoosh is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) with a Master’s degree in Nutrition Sciences from the University of Washington. Elena works for Jujubeet, a plant-based restaurant and juice bar, located in the Seattle. Aside from developing new delicious, vegan recipes for Jujubeet, Elena owns her business Nutrition with Elena, LLC.  She offers nutrition consultations and hands-on cooking classes for both children and adults.