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    How to Cook dishes from Lebanon


    Lebanon Lebanon is home to many excellent dishes combining Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences, including many excellent choices for vegetarians.

    Lebanese food tendsto make extensive use of garlic, lemon juice and olive oil. Poultry is eaten more often than red meat, although lamb is used in a number of recipes. As already noted, there are also a great variety of vegetable dishes including ones with cooked, raw and pickled vegetables.

    Some popular Lebanese recipes and dishes include:
    • Balila - Boiled chickpeas with cumin, garlic, salt and olive oil.

    • Batata harra - Spicy potatoes prepared by frying potatoes and red pepper in olive oil. Coriander, chili and garlic are used to flavor the dish.

    • Bathenjan makli - Fried eggplant with tahini sauce, lettuce, parsley and tomatoes. Sumac, bell peppers, or garlic and lemon are sometimes added. It is often served on top of pita bread or sliced bread.

      Bathenjan makli

    • Hummus - A paste made from chickpeas and tahini. It may be garnished with parsley and smac, or sour pomegranate seeds. Whole chickpeas and olive oil and usually placed on top, and the dish mayu be served with pickled cucumbers and hot green peppers.

    • Hummus awarma - Hummus with grund meat, onions and pine nuts.

    • Kibbeh - A shell made from bulgar wheat, stuffed with ground lamb and fried.

      Kibbeh

    • Labneh - Strained yoghurt. It is sometimes dried, formed into balls, herbs and spices added, and then stored in olive oil.

      Labneh

    • Mujaddara - Lentuils with rice or wheat, garnished with cooked onions.

    • Shawarma - Cooked slivers of meat in pita bread. When chicken is used, the sandwich is generally toasted after being made, but when other meats (beef or lamb) are used, the sandwich is immediately eaten.

    • Shish taouk - A kebab made from cubes of chicken which are marinated and then cooked on a skewer using a grill.

    • Tabbouleh - A salad made from bulgur, mint, chopped parsley, scallion and tomato. Other herbs as well as lemon juice, olive oil and seasonings are usually added.

      Tabbouleh

    • Zahra mekleyah - Fried cauliflower often accompanied by tahini sauce, lettuce, parsley and tomatoes. It may be grilled or toasted, and can be eaten bhot or cold. The dish is often served on top of pita bread or sliced bread.


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    The Lebanese Cookbook

    By Dawn Anthony & Selwa Anthony

    Lansdowne
    Hardcover (110 pages)

    The Lebanese Cookbook
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    More than 150 recipes include all the traditional courses such as mezza and kibbi, plus dips, parries, stuffed vegetables, stews, salads, pastries, and a wealth of dishes that will delight lovers of fine food, from the gourmet to the health enthusiast. This edition printed for Sahadi importing CO., INC by Lansdowne Publishing.

    Rose Water and Orange Blossoms: Fresh & Classic Recipes from my Lebanese Kitchen

    By Maureen Abood

    Running Press
    Released: 2015-04-28
    Hardcover (256 pages)

    Rose Water and Orange Blossoms: Fresh & Classic Recipes from my Lebanese Kitchen
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    Publishers Weekly's Top 10 Cookbooks for Spring 2015

    Pomegranates and pistachios. Floral waters and cinnamon. Bulgur wheat, lentils, and succulent lamb. These lush flavors of Maureen Abood's childhood, growing up as a Lebanese-American in Michigan, inspired Maureen to launch her award-winning blog, Rose Water & Orange Blossoms. Here she revisits the recipes she was reared on, exploring her heritage through its most-beloved foods and chronicling her riffs on traditional cuisine. Her colorful culinary guides, from grandparents to parents, cousins, and aunts, come alive in her stories like the heady aromas of the dishes passed from their hands to hers.

    Taking an ingredient-focused approach that makes the most of every season's bounty, Maureen presents more than 100 irresistible recipes that will delight readers with their evocative flavors: Spiced Lamb Kofta Burgers, Avocado Tabbouleh in Little Gems, and Pomegranate Rose Sorbet. Weaved throughout are the stories of Maureen's Lebanese-American upbringing, the path that led her to culinary school and to launch her blog, and life in Harbor Springs, her lakeside Michigan town.

    The Lebanese Heritage Cookbook

    By Louise Stelma

    AuthorHouse
    Paperback (120 pages)

    The Lebanese Heritage Cookbook
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    There is no spectacle on earth more beautiful and appealing than that of a woman in the act of cooking for those she loves "Lou lives and breathes Lebanese cooking! Her home is permeated with the fragrances of the culturally refined Lebanese dishes she prepares from her heritage. What a great neighbor Lou made! Her cookbook will be treasured by all cooks, and make elegant family gifts" -A. S. R. Indiana "This cookbook would have saved me hundreds of dollars in phone calls to aunts for advice on cooking Lebanese Food. A "must have" for all those who love the healthy food of the Middle East" -Donna A. Shalala, Office of the President, Miami University "Knowing Lou for 30 years, I have tasted many of her recipes for Lebanese food. Her tabouli, stuffed grape leaves, and other recipes are delicious and better than most Lebanese restaurant's. This is a winner" -Dr. Elaine Wangberg-Menchaca, Graduate Dean and V.P. Research (ret.), California State University "Over the years I have tasted Louise's Lebanese cooking and I am delighted to say her food and recipes are the best. Maybe it is due to all the love she puts into her creations" -Sandra Ramsey-Lines, Forensic Document Examiner

    Lebanese Takeout Cookbook: Favorite Lebanese Takeout Recipes to Make at Home

    By Lina Chang

    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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    Lebanese Takeout Cookbook: Favorite Lebanese Takeout Recipes to Make at Home
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    Craving Lebanese flavors from your favorite takeout restaurant? Not a problem! Recreate the authentic flavors of your Lebanese favorites in your kitchen in no time!

    ***COLOR EDITION***

    It’s no surprise that the cuisine from what was once called “the Paris of the Middle East” has become one of America’s best-loved. Mediterranean food. Lebanese cuisine boasts freshness, healthfulness, and variety. Lebanese food consists of the freshest grains, vegetables, fruit, fish and seafood, poultry, and meat. The flavors are always full, seasoned with herbs and spices.



    Inside, you’ll find:

    • A short introduction to Lebanese cuisine and the ingredients used
    • Common tools and equipment used as well cooking methods used
    • Delicious appetizers, dips and sauces such as the Chick Pea Dip (Hummus) and the Garlic Spicy Potatoes (Batata Harra)
    • Heartwarming soup recipes like the Red Lentil Soup
    • Rejuvenating salads like the Lebanese Salad with Pita Crisps (Fattoush Salad)
    • Satisfying sandwich recipes like the Falafel Sandwich, the Shish Taouk Pita, and the Halloumi Cheese Sandwich
    • Lebanese pizza recipes like the Cheese Manakeesh and the Lamb Pizza (Kafta Manakeesh)
    • Luscious beef recipes like Shawarma (roasted marinated beef ) and the Shish Kebab Grilled Lean Beef
    • Favorite chicken recipes like the Lebanese Chicken Cutlet with Citrus Sauce and the Lebanese-Style Roasted Chicken
    • Easy to make lamb recipes like the Spicy Lamb Sausages and the Lamb Meatloaf aka Lamb Diamonds (Kibbeh Sinayee)
    • Mouth-watering fish and seafood recipes like the Lebanese Grilled Fish
    • Amazing vegetarian recipes like the Lebanese Rice with Vermicelli and the Deep Fried Vegetables (Maqaali)
    • Tasty desserts like the famous Baklava and Lebanese Cheesecake (Knafeh)

    Please note that for this edition of Lebanese Takeout Recipes, all images are in COLOR



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    Yogurt: Sweet and Savory Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    By Janet Fletcher

    Ten Speed Press
    Released: 2015-04-14
    Hardcover (152 pages)

    Yogurt: Sweet and Savory Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
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    A fresh, modern yogurt-centric cookbook that showcases the versatility of this dairy superstar in more than 50 recipes for appetizers, salads, soups, sauces, marinades, beverages, and desserts, and provides fail-proof directions for making your own yogurt at home.
     

    Americans have fallen in love with yogurt, thanks to its creamy texture, tangy flavor, and health-promoting probiotic cultures. In Yogurt, a fresh and modern full-color cookbook, author Janet Fletcher introduces recipes, from roasted tomato bruschetta with yogurt cheese to meatballs in a warm yogurt sauce to a golden yogurt cake, that showcase yogurt in dishes both rustic and sophisticated. Drawing inspiration from the culinary traditions of Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Iran, India, and beyond, this useful handbook includes a guide to purchasing yogurt (all of the recipes work with quality store-bought brands), advice on choosing a yogurt maker, and easy methods for making yogurt, Greek yogurt, and yogurt cheese at home.

    Taste of Beirut: 175+ Delicious Lebanese Recipes from Classics to Contemporary to Mezzes and More

    By Joumana Accad

    HCI
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    Taste of Beirut: 175+ Delicious Lebanese Recipes from Classics to Contemporary to Mezzes and More
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    Joumana Accad, creator of the blog TasteOfBeirut.com, is a native Lebanese, a trained pastry chef, and professional caterer. In her debut cookbook, the The Taste of Beirut, she shares her heritage through exquisite food and anecdotes, teaching anyone from newbies to foodies how to master traditional Lebanese cuisine. With over 150 recipes inspired by her Teta (grandmother) in their family's kitchen, Accad captures the fabulous flavors of the Middle East and makes them completely accessible to home cooks.

    Each recipe features step-by-step instructions, Accad's warm teaching style, and breathtaking color photographs that will make mouths water

    Lebanese Cookbook

    By Hussien Dekmak

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    A beautiful country stretching across a small section of the Mediterranean Sea, Lebanon is famous for its natural landscape, which combines bewitching beaches, glorious mountains and emerald green fields.

    In Lebanon the table is always full. Soups, salads, mezze and entrees are all served the same time and shared around, and there is always bread on the table. The recipes in this book are traditional, home-style cooking. Most are very straightforward and you'll find you don't need many unusual ingredients. You can entertain for all tastes and appetites by serving a selection of dishes from the various chapters. Dekmak will surely give you a Mediterranean treat.

    Lebanese Home Cooking: Simple, Delicious, Mostly Vegetarian Recipes from the Founder of Beirut's Souk El Tayeb Market

    By Kamal Mouzawak

    Quarry Books
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    Lebanese Home Cooking: Simple, Delicious, Mostly Vegetarian Recipes from the Founder of Beirut s Souk El Tayeb Market
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    Straight from the eastern shores of the Mediterranean, chef and creator of the first farmers' market in Beirut, Kamal Mouzawak brings you healthy and inspiring dishes, featuring classic Lebanese ingredients.

    From one of the region's most rich and diverse cultures, learn to make food, not war. Lebanese Home Cooking is a mouthwatering cookbook that teaches traditional Lebanese home cooking with regional and religious variation. You won't find these authentic recipes in many Middle-Eastern restaurants! With over 50 gorgeous recipes including kebbeh, mehsheh, tabikh, mujadara, and mouaa'janat, you'll have amazing and exciting homecooked meals in no time.

    "To me, the Souk is the epitome of what it means to 'have guts'. Despite bombings and unrest in their city, the market continues to not just function, but to flourish - celebrating culture, cuisine and agriculture. It's very existence is as an act of resistance against sectarian violence." - Rene Redzepi "Lebanese culture served on a plate." CNN

    "If I was surprised, it was at what Kamal is doing at Souk el Tayeb, bringing cooks from different social, political and regional sectors." - Chef Anthony Bourdain

    Mediterranean Diet Lebanese Edition: Exotic Lebanese Recipes for Your Healthy Mediterranean Lifestyle (Mediterranean Cooking and Mediterranean Diet Recipes) (Volume 4)

    By Andrea Silver

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