Lama and Sarah
MKR's first Lebansese team, Lama and Sarah, are set to bring Middle Eastern fire to the table.
“We’re cousins, we love each other dearly, but we fight a lot as well,” admits Sarah.
“But no matter how much we bicker, we know we can put it aside,” adds Lama. “The love is there.”
The passionate duo have done almost everything together. They enjoy the exciting things in life like skydiving and motorbike riding.
“We’ve cooked together, screamed at each other, laughed together, we cry together, everything!” exclaims Lama.
“We are here to prove to Australia that Lebanese food is more than just your 2am kebab,” says Sarah.
“We’re going to give our guests the best Lebanese food they’ve ever had.”
“Everything in the Lebanese culture is based around food,” says Lama.
“Hommus is where the heart is!”
Real wholesome home cooking, made with love and whole ingredients.
In the Kitchen
Lama is a methodical, traditional thinker, while Sarah is more emotional and artistic.
They are both stubborn and headstrong, and want to be the boss.
Who drives the ship on the day depends on what they are cooking.
Sometimes it’s harmonious, sometimes it’s fireworks.
At the end of the day, they always hug it out and move on with the task at hand.
Home Cook Heroes
Lama: My mumma, hands down!
Sarah: My aunty Aida and my mum.
Lama: I have three - kousa mahshi, spenikh w ris and sheikh el mahshi. They’re my favourite home cooked Lebanese dishes.
They remind me of my childhood, my mother and my grandparents.
Sarah: My sticky chicken. It's chicken fillets marinated in peanut butter, chilli sauce and soy.