Reply, Anja, are you thinking of Dwaihy? He was lucky enough to live there for a while. Please tell us your preferred delivery date - it must be a minimum of 3 days from today. Reply, I love your fresh photos and am currently working through your latest book, Ready For Dessert. !!!!! Mezze zijn niet alleen super lekker, de hoeveelheid schotels, sauzen en kleurrijke ingrediënten zorgen voor een visueel feestje. I just entered the country with everyone else. I curl up on the couch at night with the book and just salivate. Een frisse salade, die de smaak van de andere hapjes neutraliseert. Turkish, Lebanese and other Middle Eastern flavors star in these healthy recipes for appetizers, dinner, side dishes and more. Their fried rolls of cheese have my mouth watering just at the memory, absolutely delicious. One is always treated courteously but with a wiff of hesitance. Een van mijn beste herinneringen aan vijf jaar in het Midden-Oosten is het eten en dan vooral de Mezzeh (of mezze), voorgerechten uit de Libanese, Syrische, Jordaanse en Egyptische keuken. She said this is the way it should be made and gave me a small bowl. Really (really) sad and unfortunate about the situation in Syria. I want to move. And thanks for the commentary re: vegetarians. Although how are all lebanese people not obese? Reply, I haven’t been there, except to see the spectacular view. Wow, that looks like one delicious holiday! When people ask me if I miss living in Paris, my answer is always no – but that restaurant is one of the few things I really do miss having in my life! One curiosity I liked was Chanklish (or Shanklish), a blue-molded cheese whose fermented flavors are best enjoyed crumbled, with olive oil poured over the salad and leaves of za’atar, an herb with flavors reminiscent of thyme and savory, get scattered here and there over the top. Reply, David, thank you for capturing our food, culture, and style of eating so very well. All of these look really good… Reply, I can tell that I must go to Lebanon because you’re talking about all the foods I love! I never get when people make derisive comments about vegetarian cooking because I could eat this way for the rest of my life and be happy. And I’ve been getting purslane by the bunch from my local health food market for its omega 3 content – and am so happy to have a new salad idea! Thanks for sharing! I was over-the-moon happy to discover Fatteh, a dish named after the crumbled bread (fattat), which is a baked casserole cooked with deep-dried crumbled pita chips, and sometimes chicken, eggplant, or hummus, then can be served with pine nuts and dried mint scattered over it. Here are some of her favourite recipes, not only from her … Drinking French Bar Boxes from Slope Cellars and K & L Wine Merchants,, Gavrielle: There is no recipe for it; just use whatever vegetables and seasonings you like (such as scallions, herbs, red onions, carrots, etc) and stir them in. Reply, Yes, I am with Meg, Le Bois Le Vent in Passy is really excellent! Did you receive special permission from the Lebenese government? Referred to as the Mediterranean Mezze, the Middle Eastern Mezza or the Lebanese Mezze platter- this is a veritable smorgasbord of delights. Reply, I like your ‘oof’ that’s very français! Reply, wow what a culinary trip. Took me the better part of an hour just to get an overview for the most essential groceries. 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