We have featured Abraham Salum several times on craveDFW throughout the year, and he is one chef that we never grow tired of chatting with. Abraham always has an entertaining story to share and truly loves his craft. He makes our job here so very simple, offering sage advice like he did in a tamale series.
Abraham is the owner of Salum, the New American restaurant tucked away on the outskirts of Uptown at Cole and Fitzhugh, and Komali. Komali is a fun and energetic restaurant that serves authentic Mexican cuisine much like he experienced when living in Mexico City.
On this Christmas day Chef Salum offers some holiday memories.
Share with us your favorite Christmas dish.
My grandmother made best salt cod Spanish (bacalao a la vizcaina) style ever!! I miss it so much.
What was a gift you most remember as a child?
Two way radios; one for my brother and one for me. But I took both and my parents asked if I was sure Santa Claus had brought both to me and I said yes. They looked at each other and had nothing to say but share them with my brother.
Which one person does Christmas most remind you about?
My grandmother, she would cook up a storm and give all the grandchildren pajamas.
What is your holiday wish for the world?
Tolerance, acceptance, prosperity and peace!