Zahra Abdalla has one of the most interesting and visually appealing Instagram profiles we’ve come across. It’s almost impossible not to get hungry scrolling through her photos and videos and then somehow finding yourself on her website, wondering if her recipes will taste and look as good in your kitchen as they do in hers. Only one way to find out, right?
This is what we love about Zahra. It’s all about the food. Nothing else but the food she cooks, inspiring us to get in the kitchen and try it for ourselves.
Zahra is half Sudanese, half Iranian, grew up in London, has a Jordanian husband and lives in Dubai – a melting pot of different cultures and different food choices. Food fusion has obviously found its way into your kitchen. Helping to develop the ever growing, delicious looking and tasting idea of modern Middle Eastern cuisine, it’s no surprise that her followers a predominantly on the younger side (25 – 35 year olds) who are trying to fuse the traditional meals they grew up eating with ingredients and food trends that are popular.
For many Arabs especially, we know that any attempts we make to cook something our mothers, grandmothers (and in some cases our fathers) cook so flawlessly, we will most likely come up short. Arab food is home food and home cooking has always seemed to be serious business for Arabs. Even if you don’t cook or are intimidated by the process of it all, Zahra makes it look so easy. And what’s more interesting is Zarah’s flair for taking those traditional meals we all grew up with an adding her own modern twist to it.
Food fusion, food passion and men in the kitchen – nothing was off the table with Zahra.