Celebrating Ramadan with halal grazing boards
During the holy month of Ramadan, eating and drinking is prohibited from dawn to sunset. Concluding the fast, the final evening of Ramadan consists of a celebration called Eid al-Fitr, a feast. Feasting options have evolved with the emergence of halal charcuterie boards, replacing pork with halal salami and featuring pastrami and cheese without animal enzymes.
To discuss the phenomenon of these grazing boards, The 21st was joined by a reporter who's followed the story and the director of the Middle Eastern and North African Cultural Center at the University of Illinois.
Nargis Hakim Rahman
Director, Salaam MENA Cultural Center, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Prepared for web by Owen Henderson
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