Food Mondays: Halal Meets Italian And Other Cuisines At Navy Pier

Halal butcher store in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thursday March 31, 2011.
Halal butcher store in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thursday March 31, 2011. AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Halal butcher store in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thursday March 31, 2011.
Halal butcher store in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thursday March 31, 2011. AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Food Mondays: Halal Meets Italian And Other Cuisines At Navy Pier

This weekend, the first-ever Halal lifestyle festival in America will take place at Navy Pier. The “I Heart Halal” festival will feature a comedy showcase of Muslim stand-up comics, beauty masterclasses from CoverGirl’s first hijabi beauty ambassador Nura Afija, and cooking demonstrations with top Halal culinary names. One of those chefs, Yvonne Maffei, is joining us along with Asma Ahad, one of the event’s board of directors. In this week’s “Food Mondays” segment, we’ll discuss the significance of the “I Heart Halal” festival and what living a Halal lifestyle means to American Muslims.