Julie Taboulie believes that "one dream can the light the world" and her dream to light the world is acting as an ambassador for Lebanese cuisine, culture and customs in America. This selfless mission has been Julie's journey and lifelong work to spread the light and to spread the love of showcasing, spotlighting and most of all sharing her authentic recipes, special stories, gracious and generous nature by which she warmly welcomes audiences across America into the heart of her home in her Lebanese... [see more] kitchen. This show is Julie's love letter to Lebanon, for her homelands hospitality, soaring spirit and resiliency to rise above that lives in Julie's soul forever. So, what better way to pay tribute to this beautiful and breathtaking country that inspires Julie each and every day than by cooking the national dish of Lebanon itself called kibbeh. Julie pleasantly prepares and presents libbeh three different ways. Kibbeh nayeh, a Lebanese-style steak tartare delicacy that is undeniably delicious leads this show as she smoothly moves on to making kibbeh kbekib, mouthwatering meat pies that are perfect for everyday eating or extraordinary events, along with a vibrant vegetable version for all of her faithful vegetarian viewers called kibbeh batata, a potato, bulgur wheat and fresh-herb spread that is simply sensational. Julie's "TLLC" (Tender Loving Lebanese Care) is thoughtfully infused into each and every dish that she creatively cooks up in her love letter to Lebanon show. Julie may not live in Lebanon but Lebanon lives in her. As Julie exclaims, Ana Bahebak Ya Lebnan ~ "I love you Lebanon!"
In JULIE TABOULIE'S LEBANESE KITCHEN, chef and Lebanese-American Julie Taboulie celebrates the colorful and flavorful cuisine of Lebanon. Filmed on location throughout the greater Syracuse area and Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, Julie shares her authentic array of original Lebanese recipes (tabbouleh, lamb kebab, and Lebanese-style French fries) that have been handed down in her family for over three generations. Throughout the series, the New York native searches for the freshest and finest foods at her favorite farmer's markets and farm stands, winds her way through several Finger Lake wineries, and explores the rich rural farmlands, lakes and landscapes of the region. Julie then stops by her mother's garden before heading back home to her kitchen, where she demonstrates her tried and true tips, tricks, and techniques so that viewers can successfully re-create her recipes themselves.