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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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    Julie Taboulie's Lebanese Kitchen: Authentic Recipes for Fresh and Flavorful Mediterranean Home Cooking

    By Julie Ann Sageer

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    Since she was six years old, Julie Ann Sageer (nicknamed Julie Taboulie by her close-knit family) has had a passion for cooking the meals of her Lebanese heritage. Just like in her Emmy-nominated cooking show Cooking with Julie Taboulie, each of her recipes comes with hands-on instructions, tips, and tricks for making homemade Middle Eastern dishes using heaps of fresh, seasonal ingredients. Here you’ll find dishes that range from classics like falafel, shawarma, and (of course) taboulie, to warming Bazilla―a stew of tomato, green pea, and lamb―to honey and rosewater-infused desserts.

    In these 125 recipes, you’ll 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.

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

    By Joumana Accad

    Health Communications Inc
    Released: 2014-09-02
    Paperback (320 pages)

    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 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 healthful and 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. Divided into sections including Breads, Breakfast, and Sandwiches; Soups; Mezze Delights; Main Dishes (Stews, Kibbeh, Stuffed Vegetables, and Rice Dishes); plus Pastries and Drinks, here is just a taste of the recipes featured:
    • Spinach turnovers (Fatayer bel-sabanegh)
    • Meat pies (Sfeeha)
    • Kibbeh tartare (vegan)
    • Red pepper and walnut dip (Muhammara)
    • Lebanese couscous (Moghrabieh)
    • Red lentils and rice purée (Mujaddara Safra)
    • Eggplant casserole with tomato, meat
      and yogurt sauce topping (Fattet al-makdoos)
    • Meat loaf with potato slices (Kafta bel-saniyeh)
    • Zucchini or cauliflower fritters
    • Wings, Lebanese-style
    • Fattoush salad
    • Beet hummus (Mama dallou'a)
    • Zaatar and tapénade bread
    • Wheat berry and milk pudding (Amhiyet bel-haleeb)
    • Sesame and pistachio cookies (Barazek)
    • Lebanese semolina cheesecake (Knafeh)
    • Baklava in a speedy ten-minute version!

    While The Taste of Beirut brings to life the rich, complex, and delicious flavors of the Middle East, each recipe is refreshingly easy to make. The author's passionate, conversational style will make readers feel like they have a friend from Lebanon right in their kitchen, teaching them everything from cooking techniques to how to stock a kitchen with the best ingredients.

    Even more than a fabulous Lebanese cookbook, The Taste of Beirut is a proud celebration of people, culture, and cuisine.

    The Lebanese Cookbook

    By Salma Hage

    Phaidon Press
    Released: 2019-06-12
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    The Lebanese Cookbook
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    The definitive book on Lebanese home cooking, featuring 500 authentic and delicious easy-to-make recipes

    On the shores of the eastern Mediterranean and a gateway to the Middle East, Lebanon has long been regarded as having one of the most refined cuisines in the region, blending textures, and ingredients from a myriad of sources.

    This definitive guide by James Beard award-winning author Salma Hage, brings together hundreds of diverse dishes, from light, tempting mezzes and salads, to hearty main courses, grilled meats, sumptuous sweets, and refreshing drinks.

    Recipes range from the familiar to fresh discoveries, and from meat, fish, and poultry dishes to a wealth of vegetable-based, dairy-free, and gluten-free options.

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

    By Maureen Abood

    Running Press Book Publishers
    Released: 2015-04-28
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    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.

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    The Mezze, an elaborate variety of hot and cold dishes, made the Lebanese cuisine popular worldwide. A typical Mezze consists of dishes such as Tabbouli and Fattoush together with Hummus, Baba Ghanouj, Kibbeh, Spinach Pie and stuffed grape leaves. In this book, you will find these and much more recipes that will both stir your taste buds and help you gain as much health as you possibly can.
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    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.

    Classic Lebanese Cuisine: 170 Fresh And Healthy Mediterranean Favorites

    By Kamal Al-Faqih

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    Released: 2009-09-01
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    Savory, heart-healthy Lebanese recipes from a renowned chef

    The cuisine of Lebanon epitomizes the best of the Mediterranean diet, which is highly regarded for its positive health benefits. Abounding in vegetables, grains, fresh herbs and spices, poultry, and lamb, it yields meals replete with robust, earthy flavors. In Classic Lebanese Cuisine, Chef Kamal Al-Faqih presents 170 dazzling recipes that reflect the full breadth of authentic Lebanese cuisine. Featuring favorites such as baba ghannouj, tabbouli, and kibbi, this book also presents Al-Faqih's signature classics, like London broil layered with pita and garlic yogurt, and heart-healthy fire-roasted wheat with lamb.

    With step-by-step instructions accompanied by full-color photographs throughout, this book makes Lebanese cuisine accessible to everyone who seeks to reproduce their favorite flavors and dishes―from the merely curious to more experienced cooks.

    Welcome to Lebanon: Authentic Lebanese Recipes for Authentic Lebanese Cuisine Lovers

    By Angel Burns

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    Did you know you could be Lebanese without having the actual Lebanese citizenship document? No joke at all! This cookbook would not only teach you how to make Lebanese dishes and delicacies, but it would also help you become Lebanese by teaching you her rich culture as a whole. If you are not Lebanese, get ready to obtain another citizenship! Because you might just be on the verge of becoming Lebanese. Are you excited about the prospect of becoming Lebanese? Why don’t you take this opportunity? From this book, you could learn to make sumptuous, mouth-watering, delicious and irresistible traditional dishes such as :

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    That is not all, you know, there are so many more waiting for you to discover them. Sitting down there would not help you get your Lebanese citizenship; neither will it fill your stomach with great dishes. With our cookbook, you are just one step away from Lebanon. Get your cookbook today. Follow me to Lebanon, the land of the cedar trees.

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