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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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
Carrot squash soup

I came back to Beirut loaded with a half-dozen squashes from the garden and started offering them away. I was surprised to be met by polite refusals. One man asked me “well, how do you prepare this?” Another looked at it looking puzzled and said “No, thank you, we have plenty of food at home”....Read More » The post...

Jan 28, 2016, 9:30 AM
Semolina pudding

Are you the type who takes on more projects than you can handle? I was reminded of this unfortunate trait while cleaning-out my kitchen cupboard this week. Oh, right, this bag of …(plug in something), that’s when I was going to make … This pudding was the answer to some leftover semolina flour. Normally, semolina...Read More...

Jan 17, 2016, 5:43 PM


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