Queering Biryani

Zara Ahmed

“Queering Biryani” is a cooking class and supper club, hosted by Zara Ahmed, a queer / trans-Pakistani cultural practitioner and creator. 
To “queer” the iconic South Asian spicy rice dish “biryani”  means to worship the magical burst of spice and comfort that a bite of biryani provides, keeping inclusivity and accessibility in mind (which is why we’re highlighting an adaptable vegan recipe). At this event, Zara will hold space for a “queer and trans” group while offering a cooking demo for vegan biryani, followed by a collective meal. The evening will include a discussion grounded in food as ancestral medicine, and participants will go home with a homemade biryani spice blend!

This event will be at The Ruby


Monday, May 20 @ 7-10PM

TICKETS: Coming Soon!

Zara (they/them) is a non-binary Pakistani cultural practitioner based on the unceded land of the Ohlone people (Oakland, California). Zara is passionate about food justice and amplifying ancestral wisdom through storytelling, healing spaces, and community building.

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