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 […]

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 […]

Saying Goodbye to Summer with These Treats

Today, September 21, marks the start of autumn and hence the official demise of summer. While there’s a deluge of fun fall trends to look forward to this season, it’s difficult letting go of those long, sun-filled days and warm, breezy nights. What’s summer without a towering cone of ashta ice cream coated in crushed pistachios? How about jujube, green […]

Autumn Food Trends

It may not seem like summer is approaching its sad close, but the first week of September is nearly behind us. And that means the crisp scent of autumn is starting to caress the air. Do you feel it? Well, maybe you can’t quite feel it, but you sure as ever will taste it, as this year’s fall trends make […]

Diet-Friendly Food Delivery

If you live in Lebanon, you know how long the summer season is. Typically spanning May through September and oftentimes spilling into October, warm weather dictates our climate for close to half the year. For our sea-bordering, beach-loving nation, this translates to self-consciousness about waistlines, bikini bodies, and muscular six-packs. Bottom line? It’s a permanent diet in the life of […]

Three Lebanese Cookbook Authors You Should Know

It’s no secret: Lebanese women are big on hospitality, which in concrete terms means they’re mavens in the kitchen. Inheriting classical recipes from their mamas and grand-mamas, they’ll often add a dash of their special touch to make each dish their own, and their families couldn’t be the more grateful for it. Meet three Lebanese ladies—fascinatingly all Lebanese-Americans—who not only […]

Summer in a Cocktail

Nothing like a thirst-quenching drink to take the edge off summer’s heat. Whether you’re laying by the pool bronzing your skin, or noshing at a cafe with friends visiting from abroad, or even grooving on the dance floor to the beats of the DJ, only a revitalizing cocktail can keep you cool and sated. Here’s your trusted guide to summer’s […]