Taste of Beirut

Taste of Beirut Author Joumana Accad
ISBN-10 9780757317705
Year 2014-09-02
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Health Communications, Inc.
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Joumana Accad, creator of the blog TasteOfBeirut.com, is a native Lebanese, a trained pastry chef, and professional caterer. In her debut cookbook, the The Taste of Beirut, she shares her heritage through exquisite food and anecdotes, teaching anyone from newbies to foodies how to master traditional Lebanese cuisine. With over 150 recipes inspired by her Teta (grandmother) in their family's kitchen, Accad captures the fabulous flavors of the Middle East and makes them completely accessible to home cooks. Each recipe features step-by-step instructions, Accad's warm teaching style, and breathtaking color photographs that will make mouths water

A Taste for Home

A Taste for Home Author Toufoul Abou-Hodeib
ISBN-10 9781503601475
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Stanford University Press
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The "home" is a quintessentially quotidian topic, yet one at the center of global concerns: Consumption habits, aesthetic preferences, international trade, and state authority all influence the domestic sphere. For middle-class residents of late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Beirut, these debates took on critical importance. As Beirut was reshaped into a modern city, legal codes and urban projects pressed at the home from without, and imported commodities and new consumption habits transformed it from within. Drawing from rich archives in Arabic, Ottoman, French, and English—from advertisements and catalogues to previously unstudied government documents—A Taste for Home places the middle-class home at the intersection of local and global transformations. Middle-class domesticity took form between changing urbanity, politicization of domesticity, and changing consumption patterns. Transcending class-based aesthetic theories and static notions of "Westernization" alike, this book illuminates the self-representations and the material realities of an emerging middle class. Toufoul Abou-Hodeib offers a cultural history of late Ottoman Beirut that is at once global in the widest sense of the term and local enough to enter the most private of spaces.

Jasmine and Fire

Jasmine and Fire Author Salma Abdelnour
ISBN-10 9780307885951
Year 2012-06-05
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Broadway Books
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As Beirut exploded with the bombs and violence of a ruthless civil war in the ’80s, a nine-year-old Salma Abdelnour and her family fled Lebanon to start a new life in the States. Ever since then—even as she built a thriving career as a food and travel writer in New York City—Salma has had a hunch that Beirut was still her home. She kept dreaming of moving back—and finally decided to do it. But could she resume her life in Beirut, so many years after her family moved away? Could she, or anyone for that matter, ever really go home again? Jasmine and Fire is Salma’s poignant and humorous journey of trying to resettle in Beirut and fumbling through the new realities of life in one of the world’s most complex, legendary, ever-vibrant, ever-troubled cities. What’s more, in a year of roiling changes around the Middle East and the rise of the Arab Spring, Salma found herself in the midst of the turmoil. As she comes to grips with all the changes in her life—a love left behind in New York and new relationships blossoming in Beirut—Salma takes comfort in some of Lebanon’s enduring traditions, particularly its extraordinary food culture. Through the sights, sounds, and flavors of a city full of beauty, tragedy, despair, and hope, Salma slowly begins to reconnect with the place she’s longed for her entire life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lebanese Home Cooking

Lebanese Home Cooking Author Kamal Mouzawak
ISBN-10 9781631590375
Year 2015-09-15
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher
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Simple, Delicious, Mostly Vegetarian Recipes from the Founder of Beirut's Souk El Tayeb Market

Leisurely Islam

Leisurely Islam Author Lara Deeb
ISBN-10 9781400848560
Year 2013-10-27
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press
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South Beirut has recently become a vibrant leisure destination with a plethora of cafés and restaurants that cater to the young, fashionable, and pious. What effects have these establishments had on the moral norms, spatial practices, and urban experiences of this Lebanese community? From the diverse voices of young Shi'i Muslims searching for places to hang out, to the Hezbollah officials who want this media-savvy generation to be more politically involved, to the religious leaders worried that Lebanese youth are losing their moral compasses, Leisurely Islam provides a sophisticated and original look at leisure in the Lebanese capital. What makes a café morally appropriate? How do people negotiate morality in relation to different places? And under what circumstances might a pious Muslim go to a café that serves alcohol? Lara Deeb and Mona Harb highlight tensions and complexities exacerbated by the presence of multiple religious authorities, a fraught sectarian political context, class mobility, and a generation that takes religion for granted but wants to have fun. The authors elucidate the political, economic, religious, and social changes that have taken place since 2000, and examine leisure's influence on Lebanese sociopolitical and urban situations. Asserting that morality and geography cannot be fully understood in isolation from one another, Leisurely Islam offers a colorful new understanding of the most powerful community in Lebanon today.

Rose Water and Orange Blossoms

Rose Water and Orange Blossoms Author Maureen Abood
ISBN-10 9780762454860
Year 2015-04-28
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Running PressBook Pub
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Publishers Weekly’s Top 10 Cookbooks for Spring 2015 Pomegranates and pistachios. Floral waters and cinnamon. Bulgur wheat, lentils, and succulent lamb. These lush flavors of Maureen Abood's childhood, growing up as a Lebanese-American in Michigan, inspired Maureen to launch her award-winning blog, Rose Water & Orange Blossoms. Here she revisits the recipes she was reared on, exploring her heritage through its most-beloved foods and chronicling her riffs on traditional cuisine. Her colorful culinary guides, from grandparents to parents, cousins, and aunts, come alive in her stories like the heady aromas of the dishes passed from their hands to hers. Taking an ingredient-focused approach that makes the most of every season’s bounty, Maureen presents more than 100 irresistible recipes that will delight readers with their evocative flavors: Spiced Lamb Kofta Burgers, Avocado Tabbouleh in Little Gems, and Pomegranate Rose Sorbet. Weaved throughout are the stories of Maureen’s Lebanese-American upbringing, the path that led her to culinary school and to launch her blog, and life in Harbor Springs, her lakeside Michigan town.

Day of Honey

Day of Honey Author Annia Ciezadlo
ISBN-10 1416584226
Year 2011-02-01
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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A luminous portrait of life in the Middle East, Day of Honey weaves history, cuisine, and firsthand reporting into a fearless, intimate exploration of everyday survival. In the fall of 2003, Annia Ciezadlo spent her honeymoon in Baghdad. Over the next six years, while living in Baghdad and Beirut, she broke bread with Shiites and Sunnis, warlords and refugees, matriarchs and mullahs. Day of Honey is her memoir of the hunger for food and friendship—a communion that feeds the soul as much as the body in times of war. Reporting from occupied Baghdad, Ciezadlo longs for normal married life. She finds it in Beirut, her husband’s hometown, a city slowly recovering from years of civil war. But just as the young couple settles into a new home, the bloodshed they escaped in Iraq spreads to Lebanon and reawakens the terrible specter of sectarian violence. In lucid, fiercely intelligent prose, Ciezadlo uses food and the rituals of eating to illuminate a vibrant Middle East that most Americans never see. We get to know people like Roaa, a determined young Kurdish woman who dreams of exploring the world, only to see her life under occupation become confined to the kitchen; Abu Rifaat, a Baghdad book lover who spends his days eavesdropping in the ancient city’s legendary cafés; Salama al-Khafaji, a soft-spoken dentist who eludes assassins to become Iraq’s most popular female politician; and Umm Hassane, Ciezadlo’s sardonic Lebanese mother-in-law, who teaches her to cook rare family recipes—which are included in a mouthwatering appendix of Middle Eastern comfort food. As bombs destroy her new family’s ancestral home and militias invade her Beirut neighborhood, Ciezadlo illuminates the human cost of war with an extraordinary ability to anchor the rhythms of daily life in a larger political and historical context. From forbidden Baghdad book clubs to the oldest recipes in the world, Ciezadlo takes us inside the Middle East at a historic moment when hope and fear collide. Day of Honey is a brave and compassionate portrait of civilian life during wartime—a moving testament to the power of love and generosity to transcend the misery of war.

From Beirut to Jerusalem

From Beirut to Jerusalem Author Thomas L. Friedman
ISBN-10 0374706999
Year 2010-04-01
Pages 560
Language en
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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This revised edition of the number-one bestseller and winner of the 1989 National Book Award includes the Pulitzer Prize Winning author's new, updated epilogue.

Classic Lebanese Cuisine

Classic Lebanese Cuisine Author Kamal Al-Faqih
ISBN-10 9780762756490
Year 2009-09-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Savory, heart-healthy Lebanese recipes from a renowned chef The cuisine of Lebanon epitomizes the best of the Mediterranean diet, which is highly regarded for its positive health benefits. Abounding in vegetables, grains, fresh herbs and spices, poultry, and lamb, it yields meals replete with robust, earthy flavors. In Classic Lebanese Cuisine, Chef Kamal Al-Faqih presents 170 dazzling recipes that reflect the full breadth of authentic Lebanese cuisine. Featuring favorites such as baba ghannouj, tabbouli, and kibbi, this book also presents Al-Faqih's signature classics, like London broil layered with pita and garlic yogurt, and heart-healthy fire-roasted wheat with lamb. With step-by-step instructions accompanied by full-color photographs throughout, this book makes Lebanese cuisine accessible to everyone who seeks to reproduce their favorite flavors and dishes—from the merely curious to more experienced cooks.

Beirut I Love You

Beirut  I Love You Author Zena el Khalil
ISBN-10 9781590176498
Year 2012-10-16
Pages 218
Language en
Publisher New York Review of Books
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Zena el Khalil, a young Beirut-based female artist, writer, and activist who had an unconventional but worldly upbringing growing up in Lagos, Nigeria and attending art school in New York, returns after 9/11 to her familial home of Beirut and its mountains, beaches, food, music and drugs. Beirut, I Love You, spanning from 1994 to the present day, brings Beirut to life in all its glory and contradictions and is filled with personal anecdotes of Zena's life there: a place where, in spite of the pervasive desire for hope and the resilience of its people, still bears deep scars from the Lebanese Civil War and the Israeli invasion of 2006—a place where plastic surgery and AK 47s live side by side and nightclubs are situated on rooftops in order to avoid car bombs. Yet Zena and her friends, in particular her fellow rebel Maya, refuse to accept the extreme poles of Beirut, the militias and gender restrictions on one side, hedonism and materialism on the other. And although Zena experiences tragedy and loss, her story is a testament to the power of love and friendship, and the beauty of her city and its inhabitants. Written with an honest, profound simplicity, Zena is intoxicated by the country’s contradictions—“Lebanon was, and always will be, schizophrenic”—and attempts to come to terms with her role among her friends, family, and city.

Lebanese Mountain Cookery

Lebanese Mountain Cookery Author Mary Laird Hamady
ISBN-10 1567920209
Year 1995-01
Pages 278
Language en
Publisher David R. Godine Publisher
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One of the glories of Middle Eastern cuisine is that once the basics are mastered, it becomes easy to put together meals for 40 or 50 people. The definitive book on Lebanese regional food, "Lebanese Mountain Cookery" provides an important and beautiful resource for anyone interested in the history and practice of Middle Eastern cooking.

A Taste of Lebanon

A Taste of Lebanon Author Mary Salloum
ISBN-10 0940793903
Year 1992
Pages 190
Language en
Publisher Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated
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Describes Lebanese cuisine and shares traditional recipes for main and side dishes

The Jewelled Kitchen

The Jewelled Kitchen Author Bethany Kehdy
ISBN-10 9781848992894
Year 2016-08-18
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Duncan Baird Publishers
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Kehdy's cookbook is an inspired collection of classics and innovative dishes from a part of the world which, at the moment, is enjoying its overdue place in the sun. Her contribution is original, thoughtful and delicious. Go get it! --Yottam Ottolenghi The Jewelled Kitchen takes you on an unforgettable adventure of Middle Eastern and North African cuisines. We are all familiar with a few mezze favourites hummus, falafel, tabbouleh and stuffed vine leaves but Bethany offers up a whole host of other treasures. From Tuna Tartare with Chermoula and Sumac-Scented Chicken Parcels, to Cardamom-Scented Profiteroles and Ma amoul Shortbread Cookies, here are mouth-watering dishes for you to try. Bethany's recipes stem from her childhood, as she mixes traditional country fare with cosmopolitan feasts, and adds contemporary twists. In The Jewelled Kitchen she unveils a culinary heritage that is as rich as it is diverse.

The Lebanese Heritage Cookbook

The Lebanese Heritage Cookbook Author Louise Stelma
ISBN-10 1468551256
Year 2012-02-15
Pages 120
Language en
Publisher AuthorHouse
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“There is no spectacle on earth more beautiful and appealing than that of a woman in the act of cooking for those she loves.” “Lou lives and breathes Lebanese cooking! Her home is permeated with the fragrances of the culturally refined Lebanese dishes she prepares from her heritage. What a great neighbor Lou made! Her cookbook will be treasured by all cooks, and make elegant family gifts.” –A. S. R. Indiana “This cookbook would have saved me hundreds of dollars in phone calls to aunts for advice on cooking Lebanese Food. A “must have” for all those who love the healthy food of the Middle East.” –Donna A. Shalala, Office of the President, Miami University “Knowing Lou for 30 years, I have tasted many of her recipes for Lebanese food. Her tabouli, stuffed grape leaves, and other recipes are delicious and better than most Lebanese restaurant’s. This is a winner.” –Dr. Elaine Wangberg-Menchaca, Graduate Dean and V.P. Research (ret.), California State University “Over the years I have tasted Louise’s Lebanese cooking and I am delighted to say her food and recipes are the best. Maybe it is due to all the love she puts into her creations.” –Sandra Ramsey-Lines, Forensic Document Examiner