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About the Author
NASIM ALIKHANI has always expressed herself best through food. Coming from a tradition of strong women who are great cooks, she began cooking for large gatherings and parties at a young age. In 2018, she opened Sofreh, a Brooklyn-based Iranian restaurant, to acclaim. In 2021, she was selected as one of ten chefs, and the first ever Iranian chef, to create the menu for guests at the Met Gala in New York City. In 2023, Nasim was named a James Beard Foundation Semifinalist for Best Chef: New York State, and was invited to cook for President Biden, the First Lady, and their guests at a special Nowruz reception at the White House.