Owning Your Roots, Defying Diets, and Getting Juicy in the Kitchen

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EP 029 w/ Mahsa Darabi (she/her) who is a fashion model, self described “chef-ish,” and founder of the Moody Persian. She gets real about growing up as a gangly Iranian kid in Oregon, the strangeness of becoming a model and raising privileged kids with the values that meant so much to her, and how food helped her find herself. She also gives us a sneak peek into the wildly exciting, wildly secret food show she has coming out soon.

Through adversity and success, Mahsa is owning exactly who she is, and always looking for the best in others. Her magnetic personality, wells of warmth, and obsession with flavor means she can break bread with just about anybody. She is an absolute force. This episode is everything you need right now.

IN THIS EPISODE

9:53 - Eating is a cultural act

16:09 - Surviving high school as an immigrant kid

18:14 - Instilling a work ethic in the next generation

28:55 - Balancing gratitude and the grind

31:48 - Presenting magical work that resonates

33:53 - Acknowledging we all have dualities

36:40 - Seeing the best in people

40:39 - Becoming a model is complicated

56:22 - Finding opportunity in hardship

1:00 - Eating is a gateway to connecting with others

1:05 - Defying diets and respecting food

1:16 - Learning to love yourself in the kitchen

1:17 - The salty texture of boogers

About Mahsa: Mahsa Darabi is raising three bold little bitches while launching her dream company, which aims to break bread and norms while feeding people her spicy food. She’s cooked for Iron Chef Bobby Flay, who said her lamb has a lot of finesse, competed in one of Food Networks toughest cooking competitions (Cutthroat Kitchen where she had to make stir fry on a sideway wok), and did a centerfold ad for Evelyn Bobbie in Vogue...no retouching was aloud because we are perfectly imperfect as we are.

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