I am a food writer, cookery teacher and twice a year, I lead culinary tours to Lebanon, Turkey & Morocco. I grew up in Beirut & spent my summers as a young thing in Meshta al-Helou in Syria, which is my father’s ancestral home — used to be only family but it is now a large summer resort. I left home many, many years ago & have lived in London ever since, with stints in Paris & Kuwait. Back in London now, living in a gorgeous loft in Shoreditch. The advantage is that I have a fabulous kitchen. The disadvantage is that the whole area is a nightmare at the weekend with thousand of alcohol tourists roaming the streets. Still, it is a great place to live & work. You can find out more about me and my books on my blog & the relevant pages of my website. Please note that all that you watch or read here is my own work and should not be taken as expert depiction or advice.