PRESENTED BY Kerrygold
When Zaynab Issa was younger, she loved watching TV and flipping between the Food Network and the Disney Channel. Eventually, Ina, Giada, and Rachael won out, but it would be years before Zaynab followed her heart and pursued a culinary career. Eventually, a college project turned into a recipe zine and Zaynab went on to work at BuzzFeed and Bon Appetit. Today, she’s a freelance recipe developer and influencer and is working on her debut cookbook, set to be published in 2025. Host Abena Anim-Somuah talks to Zaynab about family, career, life as a third-culture kid, and the project close to her heart—the Taste,Good initiative that brings people together over meals to support various charities. Also, don’t miss Zaynab’s Future Flash Five predictions and her voicemail to her future self.