LOAers, this is a bonus episode in EVERY way! But, we simply couldn’t wait any longer to share this incredible episode 4+ years in the making!
You all know Holli as well as Jeanna does, when Holli sets her mind to something she makes it happen! And, after meeting Nasim years earlier, Holli and Jeanna have been planning to make a trip back to NYC one day and interview Chef Nasim in Brooklyn at Sofreh. Holli experienced the magic of this incredibly passionate and powerful leader who had taken the NY food scene by storm and just knew her story was one that embodied what conscious creation as a lifestyle was all about! And badassery, absolutely!
More about Nasim:
Food is the language through which Nasim Alikhani best knows how to express herself. Her earliest and fondest memories are of staying indoors during the summer as a child, preparing foods and making jams and pickles with her mother. Coming from a tradition of strong women who are great cooks, she began cooking for large gatherings and parties at a young age. During law school while studying to be a judge, she found that her true passion was cooking for friends and classmates. It took Nasim twenty five years to realize her dream of opening a restaurant. In that time, she worked in various professions unrelated to food, did some ad-hoc catering, attended the International Culinary Center, interned in restaurants, and most difficult of all, pleased her twins’ directing palates. Finally, in the summer of 2018, at 59, she opened Sofreh to acclaim.
In our exquisite evening interviewing Nasim and enjoying a VIP front row seat to the magic of Sofreh – it’s food, the talented and vibrant staff, and the heartbeat of the whole show, Chef Nasim – the LOA gals feel the New Yorker sums it all up best: “In her restaurant début, Nasim Alikhani’s front-of-house style seems just as intuitive as her interpretations of a cuisine sorely underrepresented in the city.” The New Yorker By Hannah Goldfield. We hope you all enjoy this incredible interview as much as we did – and the sounds of NYC in the background are also a bonus!
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