cooking classes

Linda teaches Lebanese cooking classes in your home with customized menu planning! All recipes are from Alice’s Kitchen: Traditional Lebanese Cooking. This is a fun way to celebrate with a group of friends and learn how to prepare your favorite Lebanese dishes.

We can do vegan, vegetarian, meat, or whatever you like within the given 3 hour time frame.

a cross between a class and a dinner party,
you invite 6 to 8 guests and we prepare dinner 
together with a menu developed 
specially for your group with recipes 
from Alice’s Kitchen: Traditional Lebanese Cooking.

Please contact me to plan a cooking class in your home! pricing for 6 to 8 people averages about $65 per person, including food and a signed cookbook for each participant.

Private lessons are also available on an hourly basis.

here’s a link to a wonderful blog post after one of my cooking classes at my naturopath’s home by her husband, David. It is a fun read! and some photos from our class.


cooking class/dinner party photo by David Gillaspie


Lebanese cooking class photo by David Gillaspie


Lebanese cooking class photo by David Gillaspie

Booksigning with Alice’s Kitchen at Barbur World Foods in Portland from 4 to 7 pm Wednesday, November 25, 2015 the day before Thanksgiving! Pick up last minute items and a signed copy of Alice’s Kitchen with excellent ideas and recipes for holiday appetizers!

I will be sampling my Lebanese fig cookies with sesame seeds! Hope to see you there!

Big news: Lebanon with mama!

I was blessed to travel to Lebanon for the first time in 16 years since I took mama there in 1998, in the fall of 2014; and last year in 2018 I returned again.

In 1998 mama’s first return to her homeland since she immigrated with her mother and brothers at age 16 in 1926 reuniting with her father in Detroit, Michigan, was such a blessing. We found the home she was born in and had lunch there with our cousins.

The photo on the cover of Alice’s Kitchen is mama and her mother, Dalal in 1926 when they came to America. I have been blessed to visit Lebanon many times over the years in the fall, when the grapes and figs are in season, and visiting our family village of Douma, Batroun! Many of my trip photos have been posted on Facebook and Instagram. Here’s a link to my Facebook cookbook page!

Watch this page for news of cooking classes! check blog for demonstrations, book signings, and other events for Alice’s Kitchen: Traditional Lebanese Cooking!


Mother and I eating at the Bardouni River in Zahle, 1998. She was 88 years young!

Mom, George

Cousin George Sawaya and mama in Beirut walking along the Corniche 1998. Cousin George was very kind and generous taking us everywhere including the Cedars of Lebanon and up to Douma.