Les Dames d'Escoffier

Bahar Anooshahr

Bahar is a Nightlife and Dining Reporter for The Arizona Republic. She cares deeply about celebrating diversity and advocating for greater food security for all segments of the population. Holding degrees in both Mathematics and Dentistry, Bahar was an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in her former work life.

She found her true passion in writing, and now counts 10+ years experience in non-fiction writing and editing. Her writing has been published in numerous outlets including travel websites, print newspapers, literary and popular magazines, as well as the anthology In the Night Count the Stars.

Bahar has a passion for research, but her favorite parts of her current job are meeting new people and hearing their stories, as well as the opportunity to bring more attention to businesses owned by women and minorities.