Abeer Najjar is a self-taught chef & blogger. She is a professional late-night snacker with an addiction to good coffee accompanied by great conversation. Abeer believes the best meals are those that are fun, simple, and shared amongst others.
“If you have extraordinary bread and extraordinary butter, it’s hard to beat bread and butter.”
Born on the south side of Chicago to Palestinian immigrants, Abeer’s love for food started in her mother’s kitchen. That love was also deeply influenced by the mulit-cultural neighborhoods she was raised in and her cooking reflects a fusion of those worlds.
Abeer writes to preserve memories of cooking with her mother and to share her food experience. She hopes that by sharing this, she inspires a deeper appreciation for food and the cultures in which it comes from. For many children of immigrants, traditional food is often a source of embarrassment. Abeer wants to shift that embarrassment to pride.
When Abeer isn’t obsessing over food, you can find her spending time with her family, traveling, or planning her next underground supper club. Her work has been featured in Teen Vogue and other online publications.