Two of the goals in the 40-4-Steve project were closely related: I wanted Steve to learn how to cook the Lebanese food that his Grandma Mary made when he was a child, as well as the lemon cake that his mom continues to make for special occasions.
I asked Pat (my mother-in-law) to come to our house to teach Steve and Trevor how to make her mother's Lebanese food and her own lemon cake. My father-in-law came too, to help as a sous chef. My job was to be the photographer. Over the course of about 4 hours with Pat's direction, Steve and Trevor made kibbeh, pita bread, a Lebanese bean dish, yogurt sauce, and lemon cake.