The San Francisco Bay Area is well known for its ethnic food festivals. You can literally hit a Greek Festival, an Armenian Festival, and an Italian festival all in one weekend in different areas if you wanted to! One festival that has been close to my heart since I was a child was Palestine Cultural…… Continue reading Over 22,000 People Showed Up, Incredible!
Are you all going as crazy as I am? Now with kids in school, I am having to add hourly short order cook to the list of other daily demands. Not to mention making sure to attend all of the virtual school meetings and check in to see the kids are turning in all of…… Continue reading Mind Blowing Middle Eastern Food!
First I want to thank all of you that showed up to my cooking class last night, I truly enjoyed watching you make delectable shawarma wraps, mouthwatering salads, hummus with mushrooms, and my favorite dessert of all time, Kunafa! I have added two more classes this summer if you want to join the fun, both…… Continue reading Cooking Class Updates- new dates for 2020!
The Fancy Food show is like the food sampling Olympics, and with almost 2000 booths to choose from–how does one stand out from the pack? Well in a sea of prepackaged mostly processed carbs and snacks, freshly prepared and baked food is always going to win (not to mention my loud voice over the mic…… Continue reading Recipe Ideas From the Fancy Food Show!
Hope everyone is enjoying the New Year so far. I started it out with a bang at the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco! The Fancy Food Show is a multi-block convention center filled to the brim with every food trend you ever thought imaginable. This year the predominant food trends seemed to be primal protein…… Continue reading Fancy Food Show Highlights and New Nutrition Series!
Hope you are all enjoying a fresh start this new year! I always love the idea of starting fresh, of burying any insecurities, negativity or setbacks and starting something new, exciting, and even a little scary. Because overcoming the fear of something new is how you grow. There have been lots of scary decisions I…… Continue reading Happy New Year! New announcements and for 2019
New event announcement! If you are on the hunt for a special Christmas gift, how about a cooking class with yours truly? Registration has just opened for my cooking class in the spring at Draeger’s Market in Menlo Park. Here is the special menu: Sesame-Crusted Melted Halloumi Cheese Drizzled with Honey Tabbouleh Salad of Parsley,…… Continue reading NEW COOKING CLASS FOR SPRING!
What happens when victims of war disperse all over the world and form their own communities elsewhere? Are they successful integrating in their new environments? I am sure people of every ethnic background have their own fascinating stories of adversity, failure, and success. One thing I do know is that Palestinian Americans in the diaspora…… Continue reading Palestine Cultural Day-
Happy Summer FITME Family! Hope you are enjoying more time outdoors and taking advantage of all of the fresh summer produce in local farmer’s markets. To celebrate summer, I will be teaching a special cooking class at Draeger’s cooking school in Menlo Park California. I love these interactive classes because I get to know many…… Continue reading My New Cooking Class in Silicon Valley!
As much as I love to do my cooking show, it can get frustrating talking to a camera–my cooking classes allow me to break that wall and interact with viewers directly! I love the casualness of it all, being able to share my family and cultural traditions in an intimate cooking setting, where I can…… Continue reading Behind the Scenes of My Cooking Class!