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    How to Cook dishes from Lebanon


    Lebanon Lebanon is home to many excellent dishes combining Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences, including many excellent choices for vegetarians.

    Lebanese food tendsto make extensive use of garlic, lemon juice and olive oil. Poultry is eaten more often than red meat, although lamb is used in a number of recipes. As already noted, there are also a great variety of vegetable dishes including ones with cooked, raw and pickled vegetables.

    Some popular Lebanese recipes and dishes include:
    • Balila - Boiled chickpeas with cumin, garlic, salt and olive oil.

    • Batata harra - Spicy potatoes prepared by frying potatoes and red pepper in olive oil. Coriander, chili and garlic are used to flavor the dish.

    • Bathenjan makli - Fried eggplant with tahini sauce, lettuce, parsley and tomatoes. Sumac, bell peppers, or garlic and lemon are sometimes added. It is often served on top of pita bread or sliced bread.

      Bathenjan makli

    • Hummus - A paste made from chickpeas and tahini. It may be garnished with parsley and smac, or sour pomegranate seeds. Whole chickpeas and olive oil and usually placed on top, and the dish mayu be served with pickled cucumbers and hot green peppers.

    • Hummus awarma - Hummus with grund meat, onions and pine nuts.

    • Kibbeh - A shell made from bulgar wheat, stuffed with ground lamb and fried.

      Kibbeh

    • Labneh - Strained yoghurt. It is sometimes dried, formed into balls, herbs and spices added, and then stored in olive oil.

      Labneh

    • Mujaddara - Lentuils with rice or wheat, garnished with cooked onions.

    • Shawarma - Cooked slivers of meat in pita bread. When chicken is used, the sandwich is generally toasted after being made, but when other meats (beef or lamb) are used, the sandwich is immediately eaten.

    • Shish taouk - A kebab made from cubes of chicken which are marinated and then cooked on a skewer using a grill.

    • Tabbouleh - A salad made from bulgur, mint, chopped parsley, scallion and tomato. Other herbs as well as lemon juice, olive oil and seasonings are usually added.

      Tabbouleh

    • Zahra mekleyah - Fried cauliflower often accompanied by tahini sauce, lettuce, parsley and tomatoes. It may be grilled or toasted, and can be eaten bhot or cold. The dish is often served on top of pita bread or sliced bread.


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    Lebanese Cooking: Favorite Family Recipes

    By Dennis M. Sarofeen

    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
    Paperback (96 pages)

    Lebanese Cooking: Favorite Family Recipes
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    Lebanese food is delicious! Here is a recipe collection foodies will love for its authenticity, details and advice. Here is garlic dip for meats, the perfect hummus, baked kibbee, stuffed peppers, and dipping sauces that are frankly addictive. Lebanese cuisine blends Mediterranean and Middle Eastern traditions. Featuring aromatic, fresh ingredients and the soulful spices of ancient Phoenicia, this wonderful cookbook is garnished with anecdotes, illustrations, and of course a few myths and cultural heroes - an authentic cultural treasure.

    The Lebanese Cookbook

    By Salma Hage

    Phaidon Press
    Released: 2019-06-12
    Hardcover (512 pages)

    The Lebanese Cookbook
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    The definitive book on Lebanese home cooking, featuring 500 authentic and delicious easy-to-make recipes

    On the shores of the eastern Mediterranean and a gateway to the Middle East, Lebanon has long been regarded as having one of the most refined cuisines in the region, blending textures, and ingredients from a myriad of sources.

    This definitive guide by James Beard award-winning author Salma Hage, brings together hundreds of diverse dishes, from light, tempting mezzes and salads, to hearty main courses, grilled meats, sumptuous sweets, and refreshing drinks.

    Recipes range from the familiar to fresh discoveries, and from meat, fish, and poultry dishes to a wealth of vegetable-based, dairy-free, and gluten-free options.

    Feast of Lebanese-Style Home Cooking: Recipes from Comptoir Libanais

    By Tony Kitous

    Abrams Books
    Released: 2018-11-06
    Paperback (288 pages)

    Feast of Lebanese-Style Home Cooking: Recipes from Comptoir Libanais
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    Tony Kitous’s twenty-three (and counting!) Comptoir Libanais restaurants in London celebrate the riotous flavors, colors, and textures of Lebanese, Mediterranean, and North African food. Not since the opening of the Ottolenghi food shops in London has that city embraced a cuisine from that region with as much fervor.A Feast of Lebanese-Style Home Cooking makes this exotic cuisine easily accessible at home, with eighty recipes for dishes that blend traditional cooking with modern flavors. The book covers everything from a wide range of mezze―small dishes―including salads, dips, and hot dishes to grills and barbecues to spectacular recipes for soups, breads, pastries, beverages, and desserts, while ensuring that each dish uses readily available ingredients and basic kitchen equipment. Featuring the striking food photography of Dan Lepard, which accompanies each recipe, A Feast of Lebanese-Style Home Cooking is a culinary celebration that satisfies readers’ yen for delicious, stylish, and simple recipes―perfect for fans of Jerusalem and Ottolenghi.

    Food for the Vegetarian: Traditional Lebanese Recipes

    By Aida Karaoglan

    Brand: Interlink Publishing Group
    Paperback (165 pages)

    Food for the Vegetarian: Traditional Lebanese Recipes
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    Lebanon's cuisine draws from a culinary history truly unlike any other in the world. This healthy and wholesome diet is a reflection of Lebanon's unique interaction with Babylonians, Phoenicians, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Persians, Byzantines, Turks, and more recently, Europeans.

    This tantalizing collection of vegetarian recipes-passed down from mother to daughter, generation after generation-has been carefully collected from the rural villages of Lebanon, patiently tested and adapted to Western kitchens.

    Accompanied by colorful photographs, these tempting and delicious dishes are straightforward and easy to prepare. They offer exotic alternatives to those wishing to rely more on plant protein and less on meat protein.

    Julie Taboulie's Lebanese Kitchen: Authentic Recipes for Fresh and Flavorful Mediterranean Home Cooking

    By Julie Ann Sageer

    St. Martin's Griffin
    Released: 2017-06-06
    Kindle Edition (310 pages)

    Julie Taboulie s Lebanese Kitchen: Authentic Recipes for Fresh and Flavorful Mediterranean Home Cooking
     
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    Since she was six years old, Julie Ann Sageer (nicknamed Julie Taboulie by her close-knit family) has had a passion for cooking the meals of her Lebanese heritage. Just like in her Emmy-nominated cooking show Cooking with Julie Taboulie, each of her recipes comes with hands-on instructions, tips, and tricks for making homemade Middle Eastern dishes using heaps of fresh, seasonal ingredients. Here you’ll find dishes that range from classics like falafel, shawarma, and (of course) taboulie, to warming Bazilla—a stew of tomato, green pea, and lamb—to honey and rosewater-infused desserts.

    In these 125 recipes, you’ll learn how easy it is to make such Lebanese staples as fresh labneh (strained yogurt) and how to put together your own delicious, multi-purpose spice mixes. In addition to the delicious meat and chicken dishes, Lebanese cuisine offers a wide variety of vegetarian, pescatarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes, usually with no substitutions whatsoever! Every chapter includes a multitude of dishes for eaters of all kinds and preferences, from meat-lovers to veggie-heads and everything in between.

    Taste of Beirut: 175+ Delicious Lebanese Recipes from Classics to Contemporary to Mezzes and More

    By Joumana Accad

    Health Communications Inc
    Released: 2014-09-02
    Paperback (320 pages)

    Taste of Beirut: 175+ Delicious Lebanese Recipes from Classics to Contemporary to Mezzes and More
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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 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 healthful and 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. Divided into sections including Breads, Breakfast, and Sandwiches; Soups; Mezze Delights; Main Dishes (Stews, Kibbeh, Stuffed Vegetables, and Rice Dishes); plus Pastries and Drinks, here is just a taste of the recipes featured:
    • Spinach turnovers (Fatayer bel-sabanegh)
    • Meat pies (Sfeeha)
    • Kibbeh tartare (vegan)
    • Red pepper and walnut dip (Muhammara)
    • Lebanese couscous (Moghrabieh)
    • Red lentils and rice purée (Mujaddara Safra)
    • Eggplant casserole with tomato, meat
      and yogurt sauce topping (Fattet al-makdoos)
    • Meat loaf with potato slices (Kafta bel-saniyeh)
    • Zucchini or cauliflower fritters
    • Wings, Lebanese-style
    • Fattoush salad
    • Beet hummus (Mama dallou'a)
    • Zaatar and tapénade bread
    • Wheat berry and milk pudding (Amhiyet bel-haleeb)
    • Sesame and pistachio cookies (Barazek)
    • Lebanese semolina cheesecake (Knafeh)
    • Baklava in a speedy ten-minute version!

    While The Taste of Beirut brings to life the rich, complex, and delicious flavors of the Middle East, each recipe is refreshingly easy to make. The author's passionate, conversational style will make readers feel like they have a friend from Lebanon right in their kitchen, teaching them everything from cooking techniques to how to stock a kitchen with the best ingredients.

    Even more than a fabulous Lebanese cookbook, The Taste of Beirut is a proud celebration of people, culture, and cuisine.

    The Original Lebanese Cookbook

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    Lebanese Recipes: From Beirut to Tripoli; Discover Lebanese Cooking at Home with Easy Lebanese Recipes (2nd Edition)

    By BookSumo Press

    BookSumo Press
    Released: 2018-11-16
    Kindle Edition

    Lebanese Recipes: From Beirut to Tripoli; Discover Lebanese Cooking at Home with Easy Lebanese Recipes (2nd Edition)
     
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    Mediterranean Cooking, Lebanese Style.


    Get your copy of the best and most unique Lebanese recipes from BookSumo Press!

    Come take a journey with us into the delights of easy cooking. The point of this cookbook and all our cookbooks is to exemplify the effortless nature of cooking simply.

    In this book we focus on Lebanese. Lebanese Recipes is a complete set of simple but very unique Lebanese dishes. You will find that even though the recipes are simple, the tastes are quite amazing.

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    Here is a Preview of the Lebanese Recipes You Will Learn:

    • Moussaka Casserole
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    • Minty Cabbage Rolls
    • Stuffed Peppers Casserole
    • Liver Skillet
    • Cucumber Pickles
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    • Blossom Cookies
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    Again remember these recipes are unique so be ready to try some new things. Also remember that the style of cooking used in this cookbook is effortless. So even though the recipes will be unique and great tasting, creating them will take minimal effort!

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    Lebanese Delights: The Art of Lebanese Cuisine Vegan/Vegetarian Recipe Book

    By Raymonda Naaman

    Raymonda Naaman
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    Lebanese Delights: The Art of Lebanese Cuisine Vegan/Vegetarian Recipe Book
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    Vegans and Vegetarians can now enjoy the delights of Lebanese Cuisine. Raymonda Naaman has taken the cultural foods of the region and created delightful vegan and vegetarian versions of the Lebanese traditional dishes. The book is a full color masterpiece with a delicious meal on nearly every page. The book also includes techniques and details about how to prepare your foods in an authentically Lebanese way.

    Cooking the Lebanese Way: Traditional Lebanese Recipes for You to Try at Home!

    By Carla Hale

    Released: 2019-02-07
    Kindle Edition (96 pages)

    Cooking the Lebanese Way: Traditional Lebanese Recipes for You to Try at Home!
     
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    Lebanon, a tiny country lying in heart of the Middle East, is globally famous for its cuisine, representing the best of cooking in the region. It is home to some of the most iconic Arab food. Hummus anyone? So if you find yourself constantly craving delicious Lebanese food or if the take out containers from your favorite Lebanese restaurants have been piling up, then this is the cookbook for you!

    From classic dishes like Hummus and Kibbeh, to quick and easy shawarmas, to authentic local Lebanese dishes, this book compiles together some of the best food that Lebanon has to offer. With 30 yummy recipes ranging from quick meals to more elaborate main courses to delicious desserts, you will find everything you need to cook yourself an authentic Lebanese experience!

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