Hi, I’m Mary Fawzy and I was born to an Egyptian immigrant family in Namibia. (Well, technically I was born in Zambia but we moved to Namibia when I was 1). I now live in Cape Town, South Africa. My background is in politics and social justice, but I could never escape thinking about food. Food occupies my mind most days. I eat deliciously in my dreams. I created this blog to start sharing my passion with the world. As a highly sensitive person, I have a lot of feelings, which I often channel into cooking and writing – something this blog allows me to combine. While sometimes it’s easier to talk about food than about feelings, I’m going to try not to shy away from either. What I’ve grown to realise over the past few years is that, like most things, food is political. Food is history and identity. It’s also an easy way in to talking about the bigger issues of gender, race, migration, and class.
I’ve become incredibly interested in these intersections, and I’m hoping to learn about and explore these topics on here.