Zakia Arrachidi-Thom grew up in Morocco, daughter of the owner of a spice shop and three restaurants in Casablanca. Surrounded by the flavors and fragrances of indigenous herbs and spices, native Moroccan cooking is in her DNA.

Moving to L.I. allowed Zakia to grow the herbs and spices she uses in her cooking that continues to evolve. Inspired by her rich heritage, she published a Moroccan cookbook and is currently sharing her expertise through her in-home catering business.