June 23, 2024

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Meet Hira, our new food reporter for South Jersey, Bucks County & Jersey Shore

Hira Qureshi comes to the Philadelphia region from Memphis to cover the food beat in South Jersey and Bucks County. Here, she enjoys an outdoor lunch at Sabrina's in Collingswood.

Hira Qureshi has a taste for adventure and a passion for exploring new foods.

She was in her new Philadelphia apartment just a few hours when she decided to check out Chinatown. The following weekend, she was exploring the Italian Market. Not long after that, she was checking out the food scenes in Collingswood and New Hope.

A native of Memphis, Hira was about to spend her first Thanksgiving alone. Rather than feel bad about it, she set to work researching pie recipes, and transformed a pecan pie favorite with cardamom and ghee. She cooked all day for herself, in between virtual visits with family.

A May graduate of the University of Memphis, Hira will bring this enthusiasm for new taste profiles to her new role as regional food and drink writer for South Jersey and Bucks County.