Andrew Talks to Chefs

Episode 203: Reem Assil (author, Arabiyya: Recipes from the Life of an Arab in Diaspora)

Episode Summary

Reem Assil, of Reem's California, joins us to discuss her new book, Arabiyya: Recipes from the Life of an Arab in Diaspora, and myriad other subjects.

Episode Notes

Reem Assil, of Reem's California, was in New York City recently to promote her book Arabiyya: Recipes from the Life of an Arab in Diaspora. In addition to discussing the book, Reem and Andrew got into a variety of hot topics swirling around the industry, and Reem previewed her episode of the new online series "Normal Ain't Normal" (the episode debuts on Tuesday, October 18). 

And in this week's Tech and Restaurants segment, brought to you by BentoBox and Clover, Roni Mazumdar of Unapologetic Foods discusses their Biryani Bol direct-to-home and takeaway business, how they manage online orders and delivery with their own vehicles, and how the concept fits within their larger mission. Please visit the website for BentoBox and Clover to learn how they provide restaurants with the technology they need for even more success, and book a demo today.

Please say hello to Andrew if you'll be at the LA Chef Conference this Monday. The Conference is sold out, but you can still get tickets to the afterparty on Monday, October 17.

Special thanks to chef and restaurateur Greg Baxtrom for hosting Andrew and Reem at Maison Yaki  in Brooklyn, NY, where this interview was conducted. Please support Maison Yaki and Greg's other restaurants.

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