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i'm AVAILABLE FOR FREELANCE WORK IN WRITING, CONTENT CREATION, SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING, EVENT PLANNING, ANd creative CONSULTING. 

Most recently, I published the zine-style cookbook Let’s Eat. It's a collection of East African + Indian recipes I grew up eating. The book represents my ethos on cooking & community, placing an emphasis on food as a holistic experience that sparks joy and conversation, ultimately bringing people together and encouraging sharing. All the print copies have sold out, but it's now an e-book. 

In my free-time, you'll find me trying new restaurants, scouring thrift stores for unique platters and purses, browsing through print magazines, sipping matcha chai lattes, and exploring galleries and museums. 


Hi i'm zaynab, a recipe developer, freelance creative, and food editor at bon appetit, living IN NEW YORK. 

photographed by @zcewala

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