Alexander & Lorraine Harik
Alexander Harik was born in New York City, but spent childhood summers on the coast and in mountain villages of his family’s native Lebanon. As he grew older and started his career, he wasn’t able to spend so much time there. He longed for the aromas and flavors of his mother's kitchen, especially the za’atar. When Alexander realized he couldn’t find this essential flavor and spread anywhere but home, he quit his finance job and, together with his mother, Lorraine, set out on a mission to introduce America to the tangy herbal condiment enjoyed by millions in the Mediterranean and Middle East. Naturally, they make it with their third-generation family recipe.