A Dish by Any Other Name…

We Lebanese love to label ourselves as the center of the culinary world. Yes, our Mediterranean diet does the body good, and foreigners swoon over wafts of our delectable food (they really do!). But who knew that some of the dishes we prize and cherish as our own can be found in other countries’ cuisines, almost identical in appearance and […]

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 […]