Mai Kakish

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Culinary Specialties:

  • Expert in Palestinian cuisine
  • Recipe Developer
  • Food blogger

A Palestinian chef, food writer, and storyteller. Mai grew up in Palestine and later pursued a master’s degree in marketing and public relations in Chicago where she currently resides with her 3 daughters. Living far away from home inspired Mai to create a blog called Almond and Fig: A Family Memoir Told Through Food. To remember where she came from and to continue the connection with her own children and others. The stories and recipes on her site are a love letter to the people that she learned them from and shares them with, in hopes to inspire people to cook food from an often-misunderstood part of the world. Delicious food, local ingredients with a side of stories that help create memories and inspire conversations. 

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