I am an ethnomusicologist originally from Indiana, United States, and have recently finished my thesis on American Muslim musicians through Indiana University. I’ve also become interested in Bosnian music (ilahije and sevdah), which I hope to research further. I enjoy many different kinds of music.
As for the “chef” part of my name, I enjoy cooking. I especially enjoy cooking desserts. I enjoy watching Iron Chef and imagining what I would make if I were on there. I would welcome the opportunity to take cooking classes someday.
I also enjoy animals (especially birds), languages, painting and other art, traveling, movies, and reading until books come out of my ears.
I’m currently living in Prague, Czech Republic with my husband (hereafter known as PlovMaster), teaching English, dealing with crazy Czech bureaucracy, and doing my research on the side. We also have a Baby Chef named Arvaneh.
I will be including music reviews on my blog, translations, recipes, links to articles and sites, and my observations on life in, well, wherever I happen to be living at the time! So sit back with a spicy slice of ginger cheesecake and enjoy!
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