Hello! I'm a reporter for The New York Times and a columnist for The New York Times Magazine. I used to be a restaurant critic at Bloomberg News and The Village Voice. In 2013 and 2016, I won the James Beard Foundation Award for restaurant criticism. My family is from East Africa and India; I was born in London and grew up there, Khartoum, Kuwait, Paris, and Atlanta. It's pronounced TAY-jull with a hard j like in jump.
recently for the nyt:
- The indigenous cuisine of the Upper Midwest
- Skyping about shrikhand
- One last dinner at the old Four Seasons
- Cooking for Eid in Boston