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Episode 34: Ghee Something Say Something

By Ahmed Ali Akbar

Ghee is having a moment right now. People call it a magic food that will melt your fat away. Kourtney Kardashian swears by it. Whole Foods is selling it. And the marketing language always comes back to how “ancient,” “pure” and “authentic” it is. And Ahmed can’t stop thinking about it. So this week, we’re spending the whole episode tackling one question: Why is this happening to ghee? We do a taste test with the brain trust, chat with BuzzFeed Health editor Sally Tamarkin, NYU Food Studies Department chair Krishnendu Ray, and Ahmed’s aunt Naheed Usmani to chew on it. Follow Ahmed @radbrowndads Follow Zainab @zainabshah Follow Neena @neenpathak Follow Sally @sallyt Follow the show at @seesomething and, Subscribe to our newsletter, Find more episodes at, Email us at Our music is by The Kominas. Follow them at @TheRealKominas and Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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