Haya Bashir

Haya presented at Tender Table on February 3, 2018 at In Other Words in Portland, OR.

Photo courtesy of Haya Bashir

Photo courtesy of Haya Bashir


One sentence to describe yourself and where you came from: Haya is a Sudanese-American born and raised in Western MN and now living in Portland.

What will you be presenting on? Kataif & Ramadan

Best piece of advice you ever got about cooking: Don't be a kitchen top

If you could only eat one meal forever, it would be: Breakfast, most definitely. If there were only breakfast sandwiches forever, I'd be p okay. Also, Thanksgiving dinner, wow.

Favorite food: Mansaf, the national dish of Palestine. And/or eggs and/or peanut butter.

Recommended reading: I've been having trouble focusing on reading so I'm revisiting my favorite books from my teenage years. It's really nice, you should try it.

Best meals: My sister made a Thanksgiving-style meal as my graduation present. My whole nuclear family was there, which is rare, and it was the best not-Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving dinner i've ever had. I'll never forget that turkey.

Food you’d like to try: I haven't had much Filipino food, but I'm trying to change that.