Grew up in Beirut in the sixties and seventies. Had a Teta (grand-mother) at home who was in charge of the cooking. Family was francophone. Dad had grown up in Egypt, to a Lebanese father and a Croatian mother. Mom was from Beirut and Sidon. Started this blog because after 30 years of living in the US, her passion for her country of origin is unabated. Love its nature, its people, its cuisine. Proud of the Lebanese people, their achievements and their courage. Interested in their complex and rich history.

Studied pastry arts in Dallas; fascinated with cooking and baking as a creative outlet.

She wants to dig into traditional Lebanese cuisine, especially rural recipes that are being rediscovered. Show how healthy and delicious and varied it is.

She also wants to dedicate her blog to her téta, Sitt Nabiha Aftimos Zabbat.

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Pumpkin kibbeh balls

Today, the demo will start at 19:00PM and run for 45 minutes. I will be showing how to make beet “hummus” and pumpkin kibbeh balls. See you at the! The post Pumpkin kibbeh balls appeared first on Taste of Beirut.

Nov 3, 2016, 7:39 AM
Sharjah International Book Fair

I am going to be holding three cooking demos at the Sharjah International Book Fair on November 2, 3 and 5th. Excited to be flying into Dubai again this year and checking the scene.. If you happen to be there, drop by and say hi! The post Sharjah International Book Fair appeared first on Taste of Beirut.

Oct 31, 2016, 12:35 PM
Ka’ak (cookie)

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter 2016. Hope we can all experience a more peaceful and joyful rest of the year and hope those who are suffering experience some relief. NOTE: I am currently taking some time off from blogging in order to focus on some pressing matters. I promise I will get...Read More » The post Ka’ak...

Mar 28, 2016, 3:14 AM


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