My name is Nermine, and I am Egyptian American. I became a diplomat at the age of twenty two. Yet, after a nearly decade of career oriented life, I chose the road less traveled. I quit the foreign service, for a fresh start of a social entrepreneur and an expat wife and mom.
A citizen of the world who has spent most of her life in five different continents and fairly distinct capitals: Cairo, Washington DC, Guatemala, Paris, and Yerevan to name a few. My nomadic journey has sharpened my senses and awakened my palate.
My passion for food writing and food photography was triggered by a self-initiated advocacy program to empower Syrian refugee women. Throughout this unique journey, the power of the story behind the food to challenge stereotypes, inspire influencers, and transform lives, revealed itself.
The fine learning experience of food writing at Gotham Writers and the progressive photography classes by the renown Andrew Scrivani and Todd & Diane Cu Porter propelled my storytelling and photography skills to a whole new level, bringing into life my food blog. I am a staunch believer of culinary diplomacy and my motto is “Against all odds, food brings us together.”