“I want to have feedback from the people who read the recipes, so that people can ask me questions about foods and recipes,” Salim emphasized.
Sharing his love for food is important to Salim, because cooking is important to him.
“I cook because it’s like something is forced out of your being. It’s something natural, like breathing. It’s both a therapy and a necessity for me,” he explained.
“For me, cooking is a canvas of time with the colors and textures of spices, markets and fresh foods growing under the sun and from the necessity to express oneself and share one’s natural gifts with others.”
Excerpts of an interview for Appeal Democrat.