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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]