Reem Kassis

Reem Kassis ia a Palestinian writer focused on the intersection of food with culture, history, and politics. She is a two-time cookbook author and winner of The Guild of Food Writers Award and Gourmand World Cookbook award for The Palestinian Table (2017).

Experience: Reem Kassis is a Palestinian writer whose work focuses on the intersection of food with culture, history, and politics. You can find some of her writings in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The New York Times. Her debut cookbook, The Palestinian Table (2017), won The Guild of Food Writers Award and Gourmand World Cookbook award, was nominated for a James Beard Award, was short-listed for the Andre Simon Award and the Edward Stanford Award, and was picked as one of NPR's best books of 2017. Her second cookbook is The Arabesque Table (2021).

Education: Reem holds two undergraduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from Wharton, and a MSc in Social Psychology from The London School of Economics. A former McKinsey consultant, Reem's work uses food and storytelling to share the narrative and culinary history of the entire Palestinian region with the world.

Expertise: Arabic Cuisine, Middle Eastern Food, Food History

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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