Christine Hanna learned to cook authentic, traditional Syrian food from her grandmother and mother during her childhood. By her 30s, she began to experiment with those traditional recipes, updating them to reflect her interest in the fresh, organic produce and artisan food items available to her in Sonoma County, California. She wanted to streamline the recipes for the modern day home cook so they could be made in hours, not days. Her recipes have appeared in Food & Wine, Savor Magazine, and on the syndicated television show In Wine Country, and she has demonstrated them to consumers at cooking classes around
Chris Hanna recipes from April 2007 Food & Wine Magazine.