Zarif Design

Founded by the dark-eyed beauty, Zolaykha Sherzad, Zarif Design is not just about creating small revolutions (fabric for men are now redesigned for women) it is also about re-infusing energy back into the cultural crafts such as weaving and embroidery. She’s reinvented the Uzbek chapan (coat for men that Karzai made famous) and taken a […]



Perhaps one of my favorite CenAsian dishes is manty/mantu (Afghan Uzbek version): Meat Dumpings. In my spare time, in between power teaching, writing, and editing… I love to cook. I read a stove guide on the SmartlyHeated site and found my pefect match! This two level steamer can fit two Thanksgiving turkeys! For my Eid guests, she steamed up four […]