Lent-Friendly Meals for the Holy Season

The Lenten season is in full swing, which for fasting Christians translates to meat-free meals and abstinence from indulgences. Our Mediterranean cuisine is rich in fresh vegetables and legumes, fitting even a vegan’s diet effortlessly! And fortunately, a number of restaurants throughout the country introduce Lent-exclusive meals and items in an effort to cater to those observing. We at Bitfood […]

Mardi Gras Food Traditions

If you’re looking for your next cheat day, Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday” in English, is your ultimate option. In fact, the day exists purely in celebration of food and drink before the austere Lenten season sets in. This year, Mardi Gras falls on March 5, when thousands of tourists will descend upon New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA), heralded worldwide for […]

7 Dieting Myths Debunked

Do you realize we’re already nearing the end of January? Just yesterday, we were bidding farewell to 2018, ushering in 2019, and dreaming up impossibly far-fetched resolutions. How’s that gym membership going? Did you shed 10% of your body weight yet? Many of us are probably in the diet zone, struggling to achieve a beach body in time for the […]

2019 Global Food Trends

Just as every year and season witnesses new trends in clothing on the fashion runway, the gourmet world experiences its own catwalk of what’s hot and what’s not, and here’s the low-down: 2019 belongs to the health-conscious. From shelf-stable probiotics to meatless snacks and guilt-free frozen novelties, there’s a little something for everyone, as long as you embrace change with […]

Christmas in Lebanon

Whether you’re a courageous local who resides in Lebanon yearlong, or you’re an expat returning to the motherland for the holidays, one thing’s certain: Christmas around here holds unparalleled magic. From the resplendent lights hung up by municipalities in a bit of competitive flair, to the fantastic decorations gracing shop windows, malls, and residential buildings, this festive time of year […]

Lebanese Wines for the Holiday Season

It’s officially December, which means holiday mode is ON! ‘Tis the season for sumptuous spreads of food, family, cold weather, and Christmas carols. Don’t forget the ultimate party favor to make it all wonderful. Did you guess wine? Indeed, there’s nothing like that bittersweet grape derivative to make the holidays – or any occasion, for that matter – a tad […]

Five Signs You’re a Lebanese Gourmet

Lebanese people have a knack for good food. This is no exaggeration. The fact of the matter is we have a rich cuisine that demands only the finest, freshest produce and meat. That kind of fussiness at the table forges a very discerning palate, which is why wherever we go in the world, we stick out like sore thumbs. Only […]

Fall Flavors of Lebanon

Fall is unmistakably here, and it’s not merely because Starbucks’ festive red and green cups are in stock. The crisp autumn air takes on a chilly bite at night, and we’re already being inundated by thunderstorms and flash floods. Apart from the weather, you know it’s fall in Lebanon with the harvest of olives and the accompanying pressing to make […]

Traditional Halloween Treats

With Halloween just around the corner, our thoughts naturally turn to the popular treats associated with the holiday. How about caramel-dipped apples? Or Jack-O’-Lanterns full of chocolate bars and lollipops? Popcorn balls are always a hit with the kids, and so are striped candy corn dressed in yellow, orange and white. But traditionally, it wasn’t about sugar-sweet indulgences and guilty […]