Our Favorite Convenience Foods

So Lent’s over. Miraculously, you survived seven long weeks of self-induced deprivation of your favorite indulgence. Now that the season of abstinence is behind us, it’s time to loosen the reins a little bit. We are human after all, and though convenience foods aren’t necessarily good for us, they are devilishly efficient, and time is money! Here’s a survey of […]

Our Favorite Snacks from Childhood

Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we? For those of us who grew up in the post-war 90s in Lebanon, we had our fair share of junk food to get us through harsh school days and long rides home in the “autocar.” Back in the day, fast food joints like McDonald’s and Burger King hadn’t yet sprouted, and […]

The Art of the Lebanese Twist

When it comes to the Lebanese claim to fame, it’s arguably our cuisine that puts us on the map. Excelling in the kitchen is second nature to most of us, not only when we’re slaving over rustic dishes. We also get a kick out of adapting foreign foods to our local palates. Sure, we enjoy pizza, burgers, and fries as […]

Five Meals Under 10,000 LBP

It’s the month of January, and understandably you’re strapped for cash. Surviving the season of giving unscathed is impossible, so little remains for mealtimes at the office. Besides, those desiccated pretzels you’ve been feasting on would have found better use stuffing a Christmas stocking than your mouth – enough already! So how far can 10,000 LBP take you in terms of […]

2018 Food Trends

With 2017 behind us, it’s time to embrace the new year, and with it, a slew of new food trends that will have your palate pining for adventure. That’s right – food artisans, importers and entrepreneurs the world over have weighed in on what they expect will become our obsessions in 2018. From edible flowers and plant products to airy […]

Traditional Lebanese Sweets at Christmas

Christmas time is here…happiness and cheer! No doubt the festive holiday season has descended upon Lebanon. In addition to all the gift shopping, hot cocoa sipping, and carol singing animating the atmosphere, many will take to the kitchen to bake sweet somethings passed down from yore. So brandish your aprons, spatulas, and cake mixers. It’s time to bake up a […]

Tis the Season for International Christmas Sweets!

The beauty of culinary Lebanon lies in its fusion of tastes, flavors, and cuisines. Owing in part to the enduring effects of French imperialism as well as repatriation in the post-civil war era, Lebanese gastronomy incorporates nearly every corner of the globe. This melting pot is best manifested during Christmastime, when international novelties find their place on grocery store shelves […]