Norma y Saqib
Norma Listman & Saqib Keval met in the kitchen tracing notes of ancestral recipes and community foodways. As chefs, they have committed themselves to creating unique dining experiences using food as a means to tell complex stories of food migration through beautifully curated meals. As Masala y Maiz, Norma and Saqib research the migration of spices, chiles, ingredients and cooking techniques between Mexico, South Asia and East Africa. Their menus present unique recipes and stories that explore the breadth and history of mestizaje. They are committed to using their restaurant and their access as chefs to fight for the critical social justice issues of our time and work hard to be leaders in bettering the labor conditions and quality of life for those working in the food industry. They work together in all parts of the project and have made Masala y Maiz a beautifully personal reflection of themselves, their families, and their community.
Chefs Norma & Saqib are based out of Mexico City but travel internationally giving lectures on food politics and food migrations, hosting cooking demonstrations and pop up dinners. You can reach out to the chefs at email@example.com