About Feed The Malik

Hi, my name is Anela Malik!


In addition to my love for exploring food, travel, recipes, and life (with a little bit of sass), I'm an Arabic speaker, former diplomat, and wife.


I started Feed The Malik as a passion project while living in Amman, Jordan. I was new to the city and started pushing myself to get out of the expatriate bubble, phone in hand. To my surprise, my blog prompted friends who had never considered traveling to the Middle East to visit and explore alongside me.


I learned a valuable lesson then – through my blog, I could tell complex, compelling, diverse stories. I have since left Jordan, but that lesson guides Feed the Malik to this day.


I'm now based in Washington, DC, and my focus has expanded to encompass food, travel, and beyond. I believe that storytelling that centers complex, human voices, like a restauranteur working to reclaim the Fried Chicken Sandwich, has the unique power to bring people together – a power that I encourage us all to embrace whenever possible. 


If you'd like to see more of my work, check out the blog or find Feed The Malik featured in outside publications.

Want to know more about what Feed The Malik stands for? Here are the guidelines that underpin my work.

If you'd like to learn more about diverse perspectives in food specifically, sign up for my email newsletter. I send out regular updates about the DC scene, the best news and articles about equity in the food space, and more.

And if you're interested in working with me, please shoot me an email at contact@feedthemalik.com.


Photos by Farrah Skeiky