Hello, my name is Simon and I'm a home cook with a real passion for cooking. I have gathered through the years a lot of traditional Lebanese and Mediterranean recipes for savory dishes and desserts, that I would like to share with you through this class.
I'm not a professional chef; I learned how to cook from my mother and by trial and error, so I know very well that cooking can seem difficult and challenging. Too often, the recipes, especially for exotic cuisines, can seem too complicated to even try. That's why my aim in these lessons is to try and simplify things as much as possible so that even the most inexperienced cooks can achieve great results.
As for the Lebanese food itself, it is becoming more and more famous all over the world with entrees and dips like the hummus or the baba ghannouj, savory dishes like the Moghrabieh, the Mulukhiyah and desserts like the Kunafa.
Lebanese cuisine uses a lot of whole grains, beans, vegetables and fruits. The most frequently used protein is poultry, but we also use red meats like lamb meat and beef as well as fish and seafood. Lebanese cuisine also includes copious amounts of garlic, onions, lemon juice and olive oil. You’ll rarely find a recipe without some lemon juice and olive oil involved somehow.
As you’ll see, Lebanese cuisine is heartwarming and, if done properly, can be the best comfort food that you'll ever find.
So here we go. Our class will be divided into 2 sections: 1 for savory recipes and another for desserts.
If you have any questions or need any assistance or clarifications please do not hesitate to send me a message, I will be more than happy to help.