Author of Eat, Habibi, Eat! and television personality Shahir Massoud sat with us for a conversation about his family’s story of migration and his own journeys between Canada and the United States. His experience as an Egyptian-Canadian born and raised in a Mississauga suburb shaped the dynamic character of his new cookbook, blending cultural inspirations and the “authenticity” he brings to reimagining Egyptian cuisine.

Shahir is best known as the former host of CBC’s The GoodsMan of the Kitchen, and Around the World in 8 Meals. He is a frequent guest on The Marilyn Denis Show, and has appeared on CitylineBreakfast TelevisionYour Morning, and the CW network. He is also a spokesperson for the Butterball brand. Shahir is a graduate of the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto, and the French Culinary Institute in New York. You can order a copy of Eat, Habibi, Eat! today.

This is the fourth in a series of interviews with artists, academics, activists, and other migrants of Egypt around the world. Check out previous conversations in the series and stay tuned for our next installment, a discussion with MPP Sheref Sabawy of Mississauga-Erin Mills on Egyptian-Canadian political participation.

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