- Dynamic chef, recipe developer and entrepreneur.
- Founder and CEO of Basbaas Sauce, a line of condiments inspired by her home country of Somalia.
- Author of In Bibi's Kitchen: The Recipes and Stories of Grandmothers from the Eight African Countries that Touch the Indian Ocean.
Hawa Hassan is a culinary triple threat: dynamic chef, recipe developer and entrepreneur. She's the founder and CEO of Basbaas Sauce, a line of condiments inspired by her home country of Somalia, a fast-growing brand that has been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, Eater and more. Her first cookbook-meets-travelogue, In Bibi's Kitchen, shares recipes and stories from grandmothers—or bibis—in eight African countries, bordering the Indian Ocean.
Favorite soundtrack while cooking: "I enjoy listening to Anita Baker and Sade Adu while cooking. Both artists remind me of making Sunday dinners with my Aunt in her Seattle kitchen."
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