Why I want to be mentor in this category: there are no mentors in this category yet, and middle eastern is so delicious I feel it should be shared with whoever wants to learn it.
What inspires me in this category: going to egypt and seeing the vendors baking in the brick ovens and making pastries at tables in front of their shops gave me a whole new view on cooking.
Experience: I am from the middle east, and know how to make many middle eastern dishes, although I am by no means an expert. however, my mother and grandmother also have alot of knowledge about cooking and baking, and they would be able to offer help as well.
Biggest Lesson Learned: baking will always take longer than I expect, and I will always run low on one of the ingredients, no matter what I do.
Books, classes, teachers that have helped me: My mother and grandmother have given me much guidance.
Education, Awards, Pro Experience: I don't really do it for anything but as a hobby, but everyone likes the things I bake as a general rule. I am by no means an expert, but I am willing to share whatever I know.
find a good middle eastern store, because it will be a pain in the butt finding some of the ingredients otherwise