Hi, I’m Roya! By day, I work on social impact + communications, and my nights and weekends are spent consuming food + books/news/media (often simultaneously). I started this newsletter to hold myself accountable to writing more consistently and to help me refine my voice.

This photo was taken in one of those photo booths celebrities (including HRH Beyonce) have at their parties which may or may not give facelifts. This will be my headshot for eternity, or until I stumble into one of photo booths again.

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Consumed contains musings on all the things I’m consuming, including but not limited to food, books, podcasts, articles, music, poetry, or beauty products.

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The food, news, music, books, art, and things I'm consuming, as well as the thoughts consuming my brain.


Roya Shariat

Always waiting for fig season. I write on culture, music, food, and joy. My debut cookbook, Maman & Me (PA Press), comes out in fall 2023.