I'm a photographer, an MFA graduate and a food enthusiast.
I was born and raised in a religious environment and so the Shabbat welcoming and Friday dinners were always important. For me it wasn't about being religious but rather about the tradition and the family gathering around the table. Learning how to cook the traditional Iranian and Lebanese food that was served on Fridays was easy, I loved watching my grandmother and mother cooking and combining all the old recipes that they had learned from their parents and grandparents. All I had to was follow their path.
In 2013 I moved to Australia and quickly found that I was missing both home cooking and that togetherness of Friday dinners. The only way to compensate for these quiet Fridays was to invite friends and of course cook for them. I then knew the time has come for me to carry the torch and ever since I've been hosting and cooking to the people I love, making sure I'm always surrounded by the smells, tastes and colors from home.