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 […]

Lebanese Food: The Nasty Bits

Lebanese cuisine might strike you as dainty and delicious with its vegan tabbouleh and hummus, but the reality is, it’s got a gut-wrenching side to it. We’re talking about liver; raw meat decked with white cubes of fat; stuffed intestines; snails; frog legs; lamb brains; beef tongue. If you’re Lebanese to the bone, you adore these delicacies and gloat about […]

Lebanese Food Adapted Abroad

With growing awareness worldwide about eating healthy and naturally, the Lebanese Mediterranean diet is stealing the spotlight for its abundant use of vegetables, fruits, grains, herbs, and olive oil. As foreign countries strive to imitate our cuisine, however, slight twists and transformations inevitably arise, catering to the local palate. For example, one hummus brand in the US offers the famous […]

Traditional Lebanese Sweets at Ramadan

During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food and drink for as long as the sun is shining. When the fast is broken at sunset, iftar is served, ushering in a rich spread of savory food polished off with a sweet ending. In Lebanon, while some of the local pastries are readily available year-round, others emerge exclusively for […]

When Comfort Food is All You Seek

In the beautifully chaotic, occasionally reckless jungle we live in, a bad day can seem pretty typical. You know the sort: traffic’s a total gridlock, there’s not a parking spot closer than four blocks away, the office coffee pot hasn’t a drop of caffeine elixir remaining in it, and you forgot your sack lunch in the car, left to bake […]