Miss Lebanon 2015 Saly Greige is slender, beautiful, and demure – and when asked about her favorite foods, she declares: «I love food!»
«I’M A BIG FAN OF SEAFOOD AND WOULD LOVE TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE DISHES WITH HALIBUT, SALMON, LOBSTER, AND TUNA»
T&F invited the beauty queen to take a private cooking lesson with one of Lebanon’s most renowned chefs, Chef Alexis Couquelet, Maitre Cuisinier de France whom he walked through the steps of preparing a meticulous and mouthwatering Asian Tuna Tartar.
Do you cook, and if so what and how often?
I can make a variety of salads, sandwiches, and comfort foods. I also love to make breakfast.
What is your favorite cuisine?
Lebanese cuisine; my favorite dish is Mloukhiyeh, and dessert, Mhalabiye.
Do you think women should be the ones to cook for the household?
In today’s society, both men and women are equal contributors to the household. Since both husband and wife share a desire for successful careers, they should also share the responsibility of maintaining a successful home.
« I work hard through long hours in the gym and monitoring my dietary intake »
As Miss Lebanon, you encourage gender equality. Where do you think it should start?
Gender equality starts with the individuals themselves, as one of the products of a well-rounded upbringing. It is irrelevant if the man cooks or cleans or contributes in any way if he continues to undermine and abuse the woman.