Recipes for success: Lebanese-Australian head pastry chef of Harrods offers advice, a cookies recipe

DUBAI: Philip Khoury’s is a true success story. His Lebanese parents fled their native country at the onset of its brutal civil war and moved all the way to Australia. “I think their intention was always to go back, and like everyone, they thought the war would end,” Khoury tells Arab News. “I think everyone has a troubled relationship with Lebanon.”   

Khoury always had an appetite for food — inspired especially by visits to his grandparents’ home in Lebanon. “I definitely get it from my family and my big Arab upbringing,” he says.