Podcast

The Artistic Foodies Podcast

Co-Hosts of "The Artistic Foodies" Podcast: Abbas Mohamed and Irfan Rydhan

Co-Hosts of “The Artistic Foodies” Podcast: Abbas Mohamed and Irfan Rydhan

End of Year Review + Season 2 Preview: In this episode of The Artistic Foodies, Hosts Abbas Mohamed and Irfan Rydhan Hosts Abbas and Irfan review season 1 of the podcast, and preview season 2 (2022). Plus, we talk about our special Halal food map, as well as the latest news in the bay area halal industry The Artistic Foodies is brought to you by HalalFest, Inc. and GAMA (Gathering All Muslim Artists).

Episode Six: In this episode of The Artistic Foodies, Hosts Abbas Mohamed and Irfan Rydhan continue our conversation with both Shia and Sunni Islamic Scholars, to discuss the Fiqh (Islamic Rulings) of Halal Food! Featuring Imam Tahir Anwar, Maulana Amin Rastani, and Imam Dawood Yasin, we asked about frequently asked topics such as cooking with alcohol, eating seafood, kosher, and the meat of People of the Book, and the etiquettes around eating Halal! This episode also features a special recipe at the end from Imam Dawood Yasin! The Artistic Foodies is brought to you by HalalFest, Inc. and GAMA (Gathering All Muslim Artists).

Episode Five: In this episode of The Artistic Foodies, Hosts Abbas Mohamed and Irfan Rydhan had the pleasure of interviewing Islamic Scholars, Sunni and Shia, to discuss the Fiqh (Islamic Rulings) of Halal Food! Featuring Imam Tahir Anwar, Maulana Amin Rastani, and Imam Dawood Yasin, we asked them a lot of the “Hot Topic” questions that people have today such as Hand v. Machine Slaughter, Cooking with Alcohol, Eating at Restaurants which serve Alcohol, etc. This Episode is so big we had to split it into 2 parts! Here is Part 1. Enjoy! The Artistic Foodies is brought to you by HalalFest, Inc. and GAMA (Gathering All Muslim Artists).

Episode Four: In this episode of The Artistic Foodies, Hosts Abbas Mohamed and Irfan Rydhan sit with Mohammad Abutaha (Shawarmaji, Owner) and Ronnie Malley (multiinstrumentalist, musical genius) for an exciting discussion about Shawarmas and the classical instrument, the OUD. Whether it is through musical instruments or through delicious food, culture evolves over time. We interact with others crossing our geographic and ethnic boundaries, to transcend superficial differences and build new and beautiful things together. Art and food are both great markers of culture, and what an honor and a pleasure it is to be able to observe, experience, and be a part of this intergenerational evolution. The Artistic Foodies is brought to you by HalalFest, Inc. and GAMA (Gathering All Muslim Artists).

Episode Three: In this episode of The Artistic Foodies, Hosts Abbas Mohamed and Irfan Rydhan explore the Star Wars films and the inherent spirituality of The Force. Plus, for all the die hard Mandolorian fans, we get into talking about the bone broth Grogu always sips on, including a recipe right at the end!. The Artistic Foodies is brought to you by HalalFest, Inc. and GAMA (Gathering All Muslim Artists).

Episode Two: In this episode of The Artistic Foodies, Hosts Abbas Mohamed and Irfan Rydhan share their fondest memories of Ramadan growing up. Abbas also shares some of his favorite Ramadan Recipes. The Artistic Foodies is brought to you by HalalFest, Inc. and GAMA (Gathering All Muslim Artists).

Episode One: In this episode of The Artistic Foodies, Hosts Abbas Mohamed and Irfan Rydhan discuss the success of the first-ever Halal Restaurant Week in North America which was held in the SF Bay Area in Dec. 2020.  We interviewed Chefs, Restaurant Owners and Foodies who participated. The Artistic Foodies is brought to you by HalalFest, Inc. and GAMA (Gathering All Muslim Artists).

Episode Zero: In this preview episode of The Artistic Foodies, Hosts Abbas Mohamed and Irfan Rydhan introduce themselves as well as their new podcast. They also share some of their favorite Halal Spots in the S.F. Bay Area (Recorded October 2020).  The Artistic Foodies is brought to you by HalalFest, Inc. and GAMA (Gathering All Muslim Artists).

 

Halal Eats Unplugged Podcast

Episode 08: In this episode of HalalEats Unplugged, Hosts Nizar Ahmed and Irfan Rydhan interviews Zareen Khan, the Head Chef and Owner of the Popular Bay Area Pakistani Restaurant, Zareen’s. They discuss her journey from Pakistan to the San Francisco Bay Area as well as what sets Zareen’s Restaurant apart from other Indian-Pakistani spots in the Bay Area

Episode 07: In this episode of HalalEats Unplugged, Hosts Nizar Ahmed interviews the Founder and Event Director of Halal Fest, Irfan Rydhan to discuss feedback on the event as well what goes on behind the scenes in the planning of the Annual event in the S.F. Bay Area.

Episode 06: In this episode of HalalEats Unplugged, Hosts Nizar Ahmed and Irfan Rydhan interview Abdul Popal, the franchisee owner of (3) Bay Area locations of BurgerIM to talk about the restaurant business, Halal Food and the BDS controversy surrounding the BurgermIM franchise.

Episode 05: In this episode of HalalEats Unplugged, host Nizar Ahmed and Founder of Halal fest, Irfan Rydhan, along with Chinese American Muslim April King, review a couple of Halal Chinese Spots in the Bay Area. Including Darda Seafood (Milpitas), Li Zhou (Fremont) and Sama Uyghur Cuisine (Union City).

Episode 04: In this episode of HalalEats Unplugged, host Nizar Ahmed and Founder of Halal fest, Irfan Rydhan, interview Ahmad Shah, the Marketing and Sales Director for Sattar Farms, to discuss the Halal Meat Industry and the differences between Hand-Slaughtered Halal and Machine Slaughtered Halal, Organic, Tayyeb, Natural and Halal Meat

Episode 03: In this episode of HalalEats Unplugged, host Nizar Ahmed and Founder of Halal fest, Irfan Rydhan, interview Hip Hop Artist Brother Ali, who is the headline performer for the 6th Annual Halal Food Festival on Sat. June 30th, 2018 in Fremont, CA.

Episode 02: In this Episode of Halal Eats Unplugged, Nizar Ahmed, interviews Dr. Mohamad Rajabally with Rajabally Family Dentistry in Newark, CA about Dental Hygiene during the month of Ramadan, where Muslims fast from dawn to sunset everyday.

Episode 01: Halal Eats Unplugged is a new podcast from the SF Bay Area about Halal Food and Restaurant Reviews. Host Nizar Ahmed and his panelists, Shavana Soraya, Irfan Rydhan and April King discuss some of the most popular Halal Burger Joints in the Bay Area (specifically Falafel Corner, Mirchi Cafe, Wayback Burgers and Main Street Burgers). Music Provided by Dawan Muhammad

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