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Leila Habib-Kirske

LEILA HABIB-KIRSKE has long been passionate about her Lebanese background and sharing her love of Lebanese cuisine with a broader audience.

A financial executive in the technology industry and an advanced home cook, she grew up in the kitchen of her mother and grandmother as an avid taster and assistant. Through them (as well as her own experiences with international travel), she learned Lebanese and Moroccan cooking using traditional methods and has crafted new recipes of her own. She is also an analog film photographer and enjoys traveling, particularly through Europe and Northern Africa, which informs her flavor profiles.

Leila continues her mother Dr. Madelain Farah’s work of memorializing classic Middle Eastern meals with the new edition of her mother’s Lebanese Cuisine with an expanded assortment of recipes that bring easy, authentic Lebanese cooking right to your kitchen.