Ramadan daylight fasting is one of the five pillars of the Islamic faith. This June, our blog site Guest Author is Teba Abdul Lateef, a Registered Dietitian from Pakistan who is contributing to a two-part blog series on Ramadan. Teba is sharing some of her expertise as a devout Muslim when it comes to Islamic traditions. Please see Part 1 of this two-part blog series for links to Teba’s background. (Grand Mosque picture courtesy of barunpatro at rgbstock). Part 1 covers some background from Teba concerning Ramadan as well as some reported culinary trends during Ramadan for Muslims living in various parts
Ramadan Culinary Trends
Ramadan is considered the holiest of the four holy months observed by ~ 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide. In 2014, Ramadan is observed from June 28th – July 27th. Once again, we have invited Teba Abdul Lateef, a Registered Dietitian (RD) certified by the Pakistan Nutrition and Dietetic Society, to contribute as a Guest Author for this month. Teba was last featured as a Guest Author back in March for National Nutrition Month. During the academic year, Teba serves as a Lecturer in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at the Ra’ana Liaquat Ali Khan Govt. College of Home Economics in Karachi. (Grand Mosque picture
Pakistani Cuisine Will Dazzle Your Senses
Pakistani cuisine which will dazzle your senses is being featured in this next two-part blog series during March 2014. This Part 1 includes details about a number of the wonderful nuances of some of the better known cultural dishes and spices that help to bring out the distinctive flavors of Pakistani cuisine. Part 2 focuses on a glimpse of a typical Pakistani cultural dietary pattern. Earlier this month, we introduced our Guest Author for 2014 National Nutrition Month (NNM), Pakistani Registered Dietitian, Teba Abdul Lateef, who recently accepted a college lecturer position in Karachi.