I was born in the Middle East where I grew up. My parents are Arab descendants born in Zanzibar, a small island in East Africa. I grew up with various Arabian, African & Indian tastes, all mixed in one delicious pot. Spices such as cardamom, known as "The Queen of Spice", saffron & coconut were featured in almost all dishes I had. I am hoping this triangle of spices can bridge the gap between East and West, presenting delightful flavors that cultivate, inspire and tickle your taste buds.