New Orleans, LA, US
A self taught Lebanese-American cook (learned from Fine Cooking, my mother, the memory of my grandmother's great food and her love for cooking, and the early days of Food Network). I love to cook comfort food for myself, my kids, my wife, and friends. I also like to occasionally venture into gourmet cuisine. I don't have one specific ethnic style as my food is really a fusion of all the cuisines that I love including Lebanese, Italian, Latin, Spanish, Indian, French Provencale, and southern/Louisiana cuisines.
Growing up, when my two best friends and I seemed to spend entire summers basking in the sun all day in Beirut, Lebanon, our favorite hangout at the end of almost every day was Al-Basha Restaurant on...
I discovered the sirloin flap cut while shopping for steak one day. I saw a piece of meat that was marbled to the point of having alternating red and white lines. It was a classic...
Middle Easter and North African flavors add depth to this marbled and tender cut.