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Food of Immigrants: Diplomacy by the Dish
Episode 1933rd August 2023 • Immigration Nerds • Erickson Immigration Group
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We invite you to join us around the table to meet the immigrant chefs who celebrate their culture, share diverse cuisine, and nourish our communities.

In our inaugural episode of this Immigration Nerds series, Food of Immigrants, host Lauren Clarke takes you to meet Chef Maziar Farivar and his brother Shahab Farivar, the owners of the Peacock Café in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington D.C.

For 25 years, these two brothers from Iran have successfully bridged cultures rich in history with menu items that honor tradition while infusing locally sourced ingredients.

Nerds, hit play to dig into taste and culture and meet the culinary diplomats that strengthen the fabric of America.


Peacock Café | Established in 1991, Peacock Cafe is a tradition in Georgetown life. Chef Maziar Farivar has been featured at the prestigious James Beard Foundation Dinner and is amongst the chefs across the nation to be selected for the US State Department’s American Culinary Corps.

American Culinary Corps | In partnership with the James Beard Foundation, the Department of State has curated the American Culinary Corps, a network of more than 80 of the United States’ influential chefs and culinary professionals who participate in programs and events on behalf of the Department of State in the United States and abroad to foster cross-cultural exchange.

Chef Maziar Farivar at the White House | On March 11, 2015, First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed all to a celebration of the Persian New Year, Nowruz, at the White House. Chef Maziar did the cooking!




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