Hello! I’m so happy you are here to feast on delicious Lebanese recipes and enjoy tips for how to make them with ease, along with photos of our beautiful food and stories about my life growing up Lebanese in Michigan …welcome.
You are part of a very special community of people who like me want to keep Lebanese culinary traditions alive. I grew up learning these recipes at home among many wonderful cooks. I loved to cook so much that I left my job and went to culinary school, and then landed back in the fold to continue to ask questions, here stories, and learn. My goal has always been to share and simplify classic Lebanese recipes, and to create fresh, innovative recipes using the ingredients and flavors we love so much.
This web site began as a blog where I wrote stories that expressed my culinary journey. Similar stories of mine have been published in a wide variety of special places. From there I published my cookbook, Rose Water & Orange Blossoms: Fresh and Classic Recipes from My Lebanese Kitchen. I’ve been humbled by the ongoing overwhelming reception my book has received, especially because that means so many of us share the same passion for these recipes, stories, family, and gathering around the table together.
All of these well-developed and rigorously tested recipes are made better with the right ingredients and tools. You will find opportunities to explore and buy my highly curated product collection throughout this site, including Lebanese olive oils, spices, flower waters, pomegranate molasses, preserves, and much much more. Gift-giving is a favorite of our community, so you will always find a fresh and exciting collection of gifts to send to your people with pride and excitement.
Thanks so much for being here, and know that just as most every Lebanese woman loves to do, I’m welcoming you with a warm hug and a plate of something good to eat as you walk through my door.