WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BREAKFAST?
Paratha and fried egg.
IS THERE A CHILDHOOD COMFORT FOOD THAT YOU THINK ABOUT?
WHICH TALENT WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO HAVE THAT YOU DON’T POSSESS?
Oh my, there’s so many… Time management. I’d like to be a manager of time.
WAS THERE ANYTHING THAT YOU THOUGHT YOU WANTED TO DO BEFORE YOU STARTED COOKING?
Wanted to do journalism (i majored in journalism in college. I was very interested in communication and media.
OF ALL THE FRENCH PASTRIES, WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE TO MAKE?
I love making and eating Brioche. I am still working on a perfect Mille-Feuille. Depends. Love making croissants or risen doughs coffee cake brioche. It changes on my mood and what day it is because I normally like to try something new every day.
IS THERE ONE FOOD THAT YOU’RE SECRETLY OBSESSED WITH HAVING AT HOME?
Love making shortbread.
IS THERE A FOOD THAT YOU HATE?
Don’t like working with meat. As time goes on I am very empathetic towards animals. Mostly vegetarian.
IF YOU COULD FIND OUT ANYONE’S SECRET RECIPE, WHOSE AND WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Coca-cola recipe. Interesting to know what would be in the original coke.
WHAT’S YOUR MOST MEMORABLE MEAL AND WHY?
My graduation’s dinner. I went home to Syria from United States, my mom cooThe most memorable meal is breakfast like when I ate toast because it is the most important meal of the day and it is when I get to clearly think about my day.
WHAT MENTORS HELPED YOU ALONG YOUR JOURNEY OF BECOMING A CHEF?
Bunch. Nancy Silverton. Worked at her restaurant previously (it is now closed) she taught me how to make desserts.
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