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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Butternut soup

Well, today was one of those days…After a twelve-hour storm came a flurry of hale, then some light snow and finally a continuous drizzle of rain. Don’t mean to bore you with a weather report, suffice it to say that I was thinking SOUP. Luckily, I had a bunch of hefty butternuts harvested a couple...Read More » The post...

Dec 15, 2016, 10:41 PM
Kabsa and a visit to Maggi

I let go of blogging for a while but I am back with more recipes and news. I was in the UAE twice in the last month, first as a guest of the Sharjah International Book Fair (this deserves a separate post) then as a guest of Maggi. Christmas is calling for immediate attention, so I will...Read More » The post Kabsa and a visit to Maggi...

Dec 13, 2016, 2:35 PM
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


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