Following years of contentedly and quite happily cooking, what seemed like, almost nightly dinner parties, I wanted to stretch my culinary horizons and open a space to share a simple idea. Cook the food I made for family and friends at my own restaurant.
So, in 1998, TANOREEN was born to showcase the Middle Eastern home cooking I ate growing up, and reveal how it’s evolved since then.
My cookery style, and by extension Tanoreen’s, was born first and foremost as a form of expression and inspiration I shared with my mom. I’m not formally trained, but growing up in my mother’s kitchen I might as well have been.