There are four very important people in my life who have influenced me due to their love/obsession with delicious food. As such, I would like to thank you very much. Without you I wouldn’t be here writing, and eating, as I do.
First and foremost, I want to thank my mother who introduced me to great food and taught my sister and I the value of cooking and eating well.
Many thanks go to my two amazing friends, Basma and Jennifer, who taught me how to really go out and eat. Their obsession with delicious food shaped my own!
And most of all I owe thanks to Ziad, who over the years has been my co-conspirator on many a food adventure and who has never ceased in his enthusiasm to try yet another restaurant, bar, or hotel.
I look forward to all four of you continuing to play these roles in my life!