Sahar Yarjani Muranovic


Sahar Yarjani Muranovic (she/they) is a nonprofit professional here in Portland, OR, working as the Public Relations and Outreach Coordinator at the Child Foundation. She moved to the US in 2011 to get her Master's degree in International Human Rights from the University of Denver. Born in Tehran, Iran, Sahar primarily grew up in Vienna, Austria, but considers Portland her home now. In her free time, she enjoys reading books on race and gender, and snuggling with her three dogs and three cats.


What will you be presenting on? My mother's cooking and how traditional Iranian food is intricate and time consuming and reconciling that with my work/life balance and wanting to still have that connection to my culture.

Best piece of advice you ever got about cooking: You don't need to use fancy ingredients to make delicious food

If you could only eat one meal forever, it would be: Tacos

Favorite food: Vegan pork belly from Van Hanh

Recommended reading: Not That Bad by Roxane Gay and White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Best meals: Any and all vegan South Indian food for every meal of the day

Food you’d like to try: More foods from Asia and Eastern Europe. I grew up eating Middle Eastern and Central European foods, so I'm not as educated on other foods.