Death From Above

Arman - An Afghan Cookbook

A project in Northern Virginia, VA by Mirriam Z. Seddiq

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The story of Afghan cuisine as told by a cook wishing for home.
Backers: 444
Average Pledge Per Backer: $80

Funded: $35,426 of $25,000
Dates: Dec 10th -> Feb 8th (60 days)
Project By: Mirriam Z. Seddiq
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Latest News

First goal achieved! Now - Stretch goal activated.

January 12th - via:
It is always pretty cool to be able to achieve a goal you've set for yourself. What's even more amazing is reaching a goal that requires you to rely on other people who don't even know you - who just believe in the project and in your word. I mean,... (Read More)


January 12th - via:
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Things no one tells you about when writing a cookbook

January 11th - via:
Salaam and hello to our Arman community and welcome to our latest update. We are just a hair away from our first goal (which means we will be fully funded!) so the necessary yet unglamorous work really begins!  Of course we love testing recipes,... (Read More)

Oh My Gosh! So so close to being fully funded!!

January 9th - via:
Oh my gosh! We are just a few thousand dollars away from making Arman a reality - no more a wish, a yearning or a dream but an actual book you can hold in your hands. We've been so busy creating content across all of our platforms, connecting with... (Read More)

Cover art is in the works!

January 9th - via:
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Happy New Year!

January 5th - via:
I took a break from updates while I was visiting my family in Florida. They can't get Afghan bread in the town where they live, so I had a chance to really perfect that recipe! I also made okra with my mom so I got her world famous recipe that I... (Read More)

More recipe testing

December 19th - via:
Hello, hello, and Happy Monday! First, we are almost 50% funded! If you believe in this project, don't be afraid to share it with friends and family. It would be amazing to be able to hire artists and editors, knowing we are going to be able to... (Read More)

Reward update

December 19th - via:
Hello Bolani package backers (what an odd sentence, but I love it!) I wanted to make sure you knew that the Tier includes the acknowledgment in the dedication page for you as well as two books. It wasn't clear in the actual rewards description. ... (Read More)

Holidays of my Homeland, part 2: Yalda

December 16th - via:
In Holidays of Afghanistan Part 1 I talked about Nawruz, an ancient celebration that occurs on the first day of spring - December's solstice brings us another holiday called Yalda - a celebration of the longest night of the year.  Yalda isn't a... (Read More)

Day 4: Artwork and a Table of Contents

December 15th - via:
I am spending the morning going back over some of my favorite cookbooks. These books not only have amazing and easy to replicate recipes, but they are also just so gorgeous. We know we first eat with our eyes, and these books make us want to spend... (Read More)

We've been chosen as a Kickstarter "Project We Love"

December 14th - via:
I have meetings this morning and the Morocco - France game this afternoon (priorities, you know), but I wanted to send out this update first because ----wow wow wow, wow. In just three days we've been chosen as a Project We Love!!!  This means... (Read More)

Afghan Holidays part 1 - Nawruz!

December 13th - via:
Fun fact about Afghanistan - while it is a Muslim country, our roots are ancient, and we celebrate holidays tied closely to the earth's movements.  For example, at around the same time as Easter, Afghanistan celebrates Nawruz - the New Year. This... (Read More)

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