Join the "Queen of Lebanese Cuisine", Julie Taboulie, as she pays a special tribute to her namesake dish and her culinary traditions. Throughout this visually vibrant show, Julie takes viewers back to memory lane of her Lebanese heritage and the dishes that she grew up eating ever since she was a young girl at her family's Lebanese table. It's tart, it's tangy and it's tasty. It's non-other than Julie Taboulie's namesake, signature salad, taste-bud-tantalizing taboulie Originating in the mountains... [see more] of Mount Lebanon, this famous dish is known as the "Queen Salata" throughout the land and Julie shares all of her tips, tricks and techniques to make the tastiest taboulie. Julie also makes a couple trips to Mama's garden and to her very own herb-garden that Mama especially planted for her to gather all of her fresh ingredients for her recipes. While Julie's there she happily introduces viewers to her Uncle Dominick to answer their number one question to finally find how she got her stage name. Julie also shares her luscious lamb kabobs lahem mishwee that lead the way along with her Lebanese-style French fries batata maqlieh inspired by her Sitto (Julie's grandmother) that are finished off with an authentic garlic, olive oil and lemon sauce famously called toum making this show so succulent that viewers will wish there was taste-a-vision.
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.