Why I want to be mentor in this category: I know Middle Eastern food.
What inspires me in this category: well its what I love and know..
Experience: I am a true Middle Eastern cook. I know all the recipes and tips and teach others easily with no problems. I love to learn and to teach.
Biggest Lesson Learned: You have to always read a full recipe before starting it. You have to follow directions. You have to be patient and not try to hurry things along. And you have to learn what you can use in place of something else and what works best for you and your family, recipes have to work for you not you work for them.
Books, classes, teachers that have helped me: all kinds of people from all over the world email me from using my blog and learning..
Education, Awards, Pro Experience: I have a popular blog "Ya Salam Cooking" and I write monthly for a newspaper in Washington DC with a recipe of the month.
Always stay true to yourself in the kitchen and your food will always be amazing.