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  • Complimentary live cooking demonstration with PBS celebrity chef Julie Taboulie
  • Online auction with more than 100 fabulous items including hotel packages, culinary experiences, outdoor experiences, art, and gift cards
  • Take-out authentic Lebanese dinners from MiddleFeast


Live Cooking Demonstration

Celebrity Chef, Julie Taboulie

Saturday, February 5, at 6:00 p.m.

Join in the fun as WPSU presents a virtual Connoisseur's event! The event will feature an exclusive LIVE cooking demonstration with PBS Chef Julie Taboulie, the host of Julie Taboulie's Lebanese Kitchen. Julie will prepare some of her favorite signature dishes for our WPSU audience through our streaming platform.

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Bid on auction items!

This auction to benefit WPSU will open for bidding on

Friday, January 28, at noon

Bid on dozens of items donated by local businesses and WPSU patrons.

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Take-out Dinners

Dinner Options

All meals will include a savory Mezza Platter, a choice of entree, and crispy Baklava for dessert.

Option 1
Tender lamb with Basmati rice and side salad

Option 2
Marinated Cornish Game Hen stuffed with Basmati rice, carrots, peas, and raisins

Option 3
Creamy Moussaka made with vegetarian Impossible Meat (a plant based meat substitute)

WPSU has partnered with Middle Feast in State College to offer an exclusive take-out Lebanese dinner on the evening of our Connoisseur's Event.

These delicious meal options will be specially prepared for your pick-up during your chosen pick-up time window at 334 E. Calder Way in downtown State College. Please park in front of the Pita Cabana Grille and staff members will bring your meal to your vehicle. Meals will be distributed using your last name.

Meal orders are no longer available.



book cover of Julie Taboulie's Lebanese Kitchen

Since she was six years old, Julie has had a passion for cooking the meals of her Lebanese heritage. Just like in her Emmy-nominated cooking show Julie Taboulie’s Lebanese Kitchen, each of the 125 recipes in the cookbook come with hands-on instructions, tips, and tricks for making homemade Middle Eastern dishes.

Learn how easy it is to make such Lebanese staples as fresh labneh (strained yogurt) and how to put together your own delicious, multi-purpose spice mixes. In addition to the delicious meat and chicken dishes, Lebanese cuisine offers a wide variety of vegetarian, pescatarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes, usually with no substitutions whatsoever! Every chapter includes a multitude of dishes for eaters of all kinds and preferences, from meat-lovers to veggie-heads and everything in between.


$35 Includes Pennsylvania Sales Tax

Chef Julie will be happy to inscribe a bookplate for each cookbook ordered from WPSU.*

Order Julie's Cookbook »

*Cookbook must be purchased from WPSU and can be picked up at WPSU starting February 14.

Celebrity Chef, Julie Taboulie

Host of PBS’ Julie Taboulie’s Lebanese Kitchen

Celebrity Chef, Julie Taboulie

Master cooking authentic Lebanese cuisine with the “Queen of Lebanese Cuisine” Julie Taboulie! As a third-generation Lebanese-American Award-Winning Chef, Julie’s authentic recipes hail from the old-world from her maternal grandmother (Sitto) to the new world from her mother (Ima) and today into her own hands and heart in keeping her beloved heritage, timehonored traditions alive.

Born Julie Ann Sageer in the United States, to an immigrant Maronite Catholic Lebanese family, Julie is first-generation and full-blooded Lebanese-American who has been immersed in learning, making and sharing Lebanese cuisine and culture all her life.

Upon her return to the states in 2007 from her one-in-a-million life-changing visit to her motherland of Lebanon and month-long stay with her Sitto she experienced a God-given epiphany, there was no representation of Lebanese cuisine in America. Julie swiftly set out to be the representative of her cherished culture starting with her one simple mission statement, “To teach people how to make Lebanese cuisine.”

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