Meet Yemen Cooks: A Hidden Gem in the Yemeni Community

In case you didn’t know, there is an amazing Yemeni chef in the San Francisco Bay Area who is probably going to become one of the greatest chefs of her time!

The Youtube and Snapchat channel titled “Yemen Cooks” belongs to a 26-year-old woman from the sunny capital of Yemen, Sana’a. Due to cultural sensitivities, the chef wishes to keep her name anonymous, however, what we can tell you is that this bad-ass chef just graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Communications. She is single and living her life to the fullest because, duh, you don’t need a man to be happy, you just need delicious food!

Yemeni cuisine galore, courtesy of “Yemen Cooks” YouTube page!

This talented cook can make just about any recipe that comes from the Middle East. She bakes, cooks, and even decorates! Some may think, what’s new about that? A lot of Yemeni women can cook! That is true, but can they cook like this young lady? Short of this young chefs food looking like it belongs in a magazine or a fancy 5-star restaurant, the “Yemen Cooks” creative is humble and loves sharing her recipes. She enjoys seeing her viewers imitate her food. It’s so hard to choose just one or two of this young chef’s recipes as a favorite. Believe me, I’ve tried! The recipes are written in Arabic and English so that all of her followers can enjoy them.

“Yemen Cooks'” take on Fattoush

This young lady was born in Yemen, and came to America at a young age. She started cooking seven years ago while in high school. Cooking became a hobby and type of therapy for her. She dreams of opening her own bakery someday. No doubt, I’m sure many would either love to support her in starting this business, or by being a customer.

To give you an idea of the type of dishes available to her audience, here are a few recipes found on her channel: “Arab Fattoush Salad w/ Potatoes & Eggplant”, “How to Make Kebsa with Fish”, “Snow Cookies”, “Chocolate Cookies,” along with many, many more! Like I said, it’s hard to choose a favorite from her line-up of delicious treats.

Supporting local talent, like this young woman, is super important. The more we support one another, the easier it becomes to make our dreams a reality. Now that you know about this amazing chef, let’s show our support by checking out her incredible recipes, and trying them out! If you think her talent deserves more exposure, let’s make it happen by sharing her channel! After all, when we truly channel that #MuslimGirlFire, we prove that we are truly stronger together!

Follow “Yemen Cooks” on YouTube, Instagram, or Snapchat (yemen_cooks) for delicious recipes!