Originally from Central New York, Julie Ann Sageer
has always had a special fondness for food, especially the unique yet deliciously distinctive Middle Eastern food that she
grew up on.
To quote Julie Ann
"our food has always been a big part of my life, it's a part of my heritage and who I am today.
As a young Lebanese girl growing up in the suburbs of Liverpool, Julie Ann
knew early on that she
was just a little different, as she
was enjoying dishes like hummus, babaganoush, tabouli, falafel and grape leaves.
fun loving personality to the "Lebanese Cuisine" Cooking Classes, Demo's & Tasting Events that she
hosts guiding the recipes along in a no non-sense, simplistic approach that are simple to follow, sure to please and even better to eat!
Born in the Unites States, this full-blooded, first generation's life has nearly revolved around food and family her
Whether it was her
family's restaurant, their own kitchen, one of her
relative's kitchens or sharing specialty dishes with the neighbor's, one thing was constant; there was always lots of family and lots of great food around.
Where a family might make one or two dishes for dinner, Julie Ann's
made three, four, sometimes even five, to them it was all about making the tastiest food for everyone to enjoy at that time.
Therefore it was no surprise that Julie Ann
started cooking at an early age and most of all helping out Mom in the kitchen.
From filling and rolling grape leaves, mixing and taste testing tabouli to making the fresh pita bread with her
was just about getting her
hands in a little bit of everything.
So it was only a natural progression that now Julie Ann wants to share her
legacy of delicious recipes and adoring love of her
country's food and culture with the masses.
comes from a large family (now who would have thought that?).
Being the youngest of four children, Julie Ann
has an older sister and two older brothers, along with forty-one first cousins alone, countless aunts and uncles (not to mention tons of other relatives who are somehow, in one way or another related to her too) and of course her two irresistibly adorable little nieces, Sophie Honey and Lola Josephine.
enjoys dancing (to Arabic music of course) writing, traveling, smiling and laughing out loud!
Julie Ann Sageer holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Broadcasting Communications from Long Island University at C.W. Post Campus