Soup for Syria

Soup for Syria
Author: Barbara Abdeni Massaad
Publsiher: Interlink Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-10-01
ISBN 10: 9781566560894
ISBN 13: 1566560896
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soup for Syria Book Review:

The world has failed Syria's 3.8 million refugees and some of the world's wealthiest countries have turned their backs on this humanitarian disaster. The need for food relief is great and growing. Acclaimed chefs and cookbook authors the world over have come together to help food relief efforts to alleviate the suffering of Syrian refugees. Each has contributed a recipe to this beautifully photographed cookbook of delicious soups from around the world. All profits from the sales of this cookbook will be donated to help fund food relief efforts through various nonprofit organizations.

Our Syria

Our Syria
Author: Dina Mousawi,Itab Azzam
Publsiher: Running Press Adult
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 0762490535
ISBN 13: 9780762490530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Syria Book Review:

Syria is where food, memory, and resilience collide: recreate the flavors of this beautiful country in Our Syria, for delicious meals anywhere in the world. Syria has always been the meeting point for the most delicious flavors from East and West, where spices and sweetness collide. Even now, in possibly the country's darkest hour, Syrian families in tiny apartments from Beirut to Berlin are searching out the best tomatoes, lemons, pomegranates, and parsley to evoke the memory of home, keeping their treasured food history alive across continents. Friends and passionate cooks Itab and Dina met Syrian women in the Middle East and Europe to collect together the very best recipes from one of the world's greatest food cultures. They spent months cooking with them, learning their recipes and listening to stories of home. Recipes like the following elicit vibrant images of an ancient culture: Hot Yogurt Soup Fresh Thyme and Halloumi Salad Lamb and Okra Stew Chicken Shawarma Wraps Semolina and Coconut Cake Our Syria is a delicious celebration of the unique taste, culture, and food of Syria-and a celebration of everything that food and memory can mean to an individual, to a family, and to a nation.

The Soup Sisters Cookbook

The Soup Sisters Cookbook
Author: Sharon Hapton
Publsiher: Appetite by Random House
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-10-02
ISBN 10: 0449015602
ISBN 13: 9780449015605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Soup Sisters Cookbook Book Review:

100 recipes arranged by season, The Soup Sisters Cookbook gives you heartwarming soups to prepare and share throughout the year. The Soup Sisters Cookbook showcases scrumptious recipes from the "souper volunteers" of the Soup Sisters and recipes from many of Canada's top celebrity chefs--including Michael Stadtlander, Bonnie Stern, Lucy Waverman, Massimo Capra, Anna Olson, Michael Bonacini and Elizabeth Baird. With 100 recipes arranged by season, The Soup Sisters Cookbook is certain to appeal to soup-lovers everywhere! Soup Sisters are a Calgary-based non-profit enterprise founded in 2009. They are dedicated to making a tangible difference to the lives of women and children in need. Soup Sisters believe in the power of soup and the nutrition, comfort and warmth that the gift of soup can bring. This belief has resonated quickly and profoundly with communities across Canada, who come together through their local Soup Sisters events to cook, share and donate soup, to women's shelters in their community. The Soup Sisters' growing network has over 4,500 supporters, who collectively donate over 8,000 bowls of soup every month--over 75,000 bowls of soup have been donated to date.

Mouneh

Mouneh
Author: Barbara Abdeni Massaad
Publsiher: Interlink Books
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2018-06
ISBN 10: 9781566560368
ISBN 13: 1566560365
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mouneh Book Review:

PRESERVING FOOD AND CULTURE THE LEBANESE WAY -- The very best memories connecting us to time and place are often stimulated by the tastes and smells of our childhood. Freshly-baked bread, hot from the oven, sweet homemade jam dribbling down our chins, or the burst of flavor in each dried grape?these memories bring a smile to our faces even as they call to mind the people who made them possible. Do you remember working alongside your grandmother as she lovingly preserved garden-fresh foods to set back for the winter? You watched Jiddo (grandfather) patiently prepare his arak, but could you reproduce his efforts from memory? Are you lucky enough that they kept written records of recipes gleaned from family history and years of experience? If so, count yourself among the very fortunate minority. The reality for many of us is that we no longer enjoy such a strong connection to our culinary roots. As much as we might wish the contrary, the beauty and simplicity of home-preserved pantry items, the mouneh, taken for granted during our childhood, often seems a lifetime away. In Barbara Abdeni Massaad?s book, Mouneh: Preserving Foods for the Lebanese Pantry, we?ve been thrown a lifeline to a piece of our cultural and culinary identity. So many things we would love to recreate for our own families become possible within these pages, thanks to the author?s diligent research, stunning photography, simply presented instructions and delightful stories.

Aromas of Aleppo

Aromas of Aleppo
Author: Poopa Dweck
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-09-20
ISBN 10: 0062042645
ISBN 13: 9780062042644
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aromas of Aleppo Book Review:

The first authoritative cookbook to present the culinary treasures and intriguing customs of the ancient yet enduring Aleppian Jewish community—with 150 mouthwatering recipes and gorgeous color photos When the Aleppian Jewish community migrated from the ancient city of Aleppo in historic Syria and settled in New York and Latin American cities in the early 20th century, it brought its rich cuisine and vibrant culture. Most Syrian recipes, however, were not written down and existed only in the mind of older cooks. Poopa Dweck, a first generation Syrian-Jewish American, has devoted much of her life to preserving and celebrating her community’s centuries-old legacy. Dweck places the Aleppian Jewish cuisine in historical and cultural context, offers 150 exciting ethnic recipes with tantalizing photos, and describes the unique customs that the Aleppian Jewish community observes during holidays and lifecycle events. Among the irresistible recipes are: • Bazargan—Tangy Tamarind Bulgur Salad • Shurbat Addes—Hearty Red Lentil Soup with Garlic and Coriander • Kibbeh—Stuffed Syrian Meatballs with Ground Rice • Samak b’Batata—Baked Middle Eastern Whole Fish with Potatoes • Sambousak—Buttery Cheese-Filled Sesame Pastries • Eras bi’Ajweh—Date-Filled Crescents • Chai Na’na—Refreshing Mint Tea Like mainstream Middle Eastern cuisines, Aleppian Jewish dishes are alive with flavor and healthful ingredients—featuring whole grains, vegetables, legumes, and olive oil—but with their own distinct cultural influences. In Aromas of Aleppo, cooks will discover the best of Poopa Dweck’s recipes, which gracefully combine Mediterranean and Levantine influences, and range from small delights (or maza) to daily meals and regal holiday feasts—such as the twelve-course Passover seder. Aromas of Aleppo offers a rich ethnic feast for the palate, the eyes, and the soul.

Man oush

Man oush
Author: Barbara Abdeni Massaad
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2020-03-02
ISBN 10: 9781623719326
ISBN 13: 1623719321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Man oush Book Review:

The Arabic pizza that is fast becoming the world's mos favorite snack. The manoush is the cherished national pie of Lebanon. It has a reserved place on the countrys breakfast table and has the unique ability to be worked into every meal of the day due to its simple versatility. This cookbook is dedicated entirely to the art of creating the perfect manoush. With over 70 simple recipes, it offers you a way to enjoy these typical piestraditionally baked in street corner bakeriesin the comfort of your own home. Manoush: Inside the Street Corner Lebanese Bakery is a journey to discover Lebanons favorite snack. One only has to leaf through the pages in order to realize that this typical Lebanese creation can be as simple as an on-the-go breakfast and as intricate as a family meal. Anyone who enjoys the simplicity of good food and appreciates a good story will love this book from cover to cover.

Bake for Syria Recipe Book

Bake for Syria Recipe Book
Author: Lily Vanilli,Clerkenwell Boy,Serena Gruen
Publsiher: Suitcase Media International
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9781527221963
ISBN 13: 1527221962
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bake for Syria Recipe Book Book Review:

#BakeForSyria started as an offshoot of the very successful #CookForSyria campaign by Lily Vanilli. This special edition cookbook will raise additional awareness and funds for the world's largest humanitarian crisis, with all profits going to UNICEF's Syria Relief Fund. This book is an amalgamation of stories and traditions around Syrian food from Syrian nationals and recipes from the restaurants, contributors and chefs headlining the #BakeForSyria campaign.

Cook for Syria The Recipe Book

 Cook for Syria   The Recipe Book
Author: Clerkenwell Boy
Publsiher: Suitcase Media International
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2016-12
ISBN 10: 9781527203341
ISBN 13: 1527203344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cook for Syria The Recipe Book Book Review:

A special edition cookbook for #CookforSyria to raise additional awareness and funds for the world's largest humanitarian crisis, with all profits going to Unicef's Syria Relief Fund. The ongoing conflict in Syria has caused the largest humanitarian crisis since WW II, with the lives of more than 8 million children in danger. Many have lost family and friends and have been forced to flee their homes. 50% of all Syrian refugees are children and boys as young as seven are being recruited to fight. The risk of losing a generation grows every day. The #CookForSyria Recipe Book is the product of a hugely successful fundraising initiative organised by Clerkenwell Boy (@clerkenwellboyEC1, 151,000 followers on Instagram) and SUITCASE Magazine. The month-long campaign focusing around Syrian cuisine involved some of the world's greatest chefs, including Yottam Otolenghi, Jamie Oliver and Angela Hartnett, and their recipes are included here.

The Immigrant Cookbook

The Immigrant Cookbook
Author: Leyla Moushabeck
Publsiher: Interlink Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-03
ISBN 10: 9781566560382
ISBN 13: 1566560381
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Immigrant Cookbook Book Review:

A diverse bounty of recipes by immigrant chefs from around the world. Fifty percent of the book's profits will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union to help support the rights of immigrants in the United States. More than 42 million people living in the United States came here from other countries. Since its beginnings, America has been a haven for people seeking refuge from political or economic troubles, or simply those in search of adventure and prosperity in a land where opportunity is promised to all. These �migr�s, from every corner of the world, helped make America great long before the 2016 election. Along with their hopes and dreams, they brought valuable gifts: recipes from their homelands that transformed the way America eats. What would the Southwest be without its piquant green chili pepper sauces and stews, New York City without its iconic Jewish delis, Dearborn without its Arab eateries, or Louisiana without the Creole and Cajun flavors of its signature gumbos and jambalayas? Imagine an America without pizza or pad Thai, hummus or hot dogs, sushi or strudel'for most people, it wouldn't taste much like America at all. In these times of troubling anti-immigrant rhetoric, The Immigrant Cookbook: Recipes that Make America Great offers a culinary celebration of the many ethnic groups that have contributed to America's vibrant food culture. This beautifully photographed cookbook features appetizers, entrees, and desserts'some familiar favorites, some likely to be new encounters'by renowned chefs from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Europe.

Saha

Saha
Author: Greg Malouf,Lucy Malouf
Publsiher: Hardie Grant Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-09-01
ISBN 10: 1742732429
ISBN 13: 9781742732428
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saha Book Review:

Praise for the author: "The food transcends some of the traditions in presentation but remains authentic in taste." -- the "New York Times" on Greg Malouf's restaurant, MoMo

The Bread and Salt Between Us

The Bread and Salt Between Us
Author: Mayada Anjari,Jennifer Sit
Publsiher: Lake Isle Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2018-09-07
ISBN 10: 9781891105630
ISBN 13: 1891105639
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bread and Salt Between Us Book Review:

Delicious family recipes from the kitchen of a Syrian refugee mother.

Kiin

Kiin
Author: Nuit Regular
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-10-20
ISBN 10: 0735236429
ISBN 13: 9780735236424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kiin Book Review:

A journey through northern Thailand in 120 authentic recipes with stunning location photography. Nuit Regular offers the unique flavours of northern Thai food in a stunning collection of authentic recipes, essays, and location photography. Inspired by the ingredients and aromas of growing up in northern Thailand, Nuit learned to cook in her mother's kitchen. Cooking food with ingredients from the market or family garden, this cookbook is a reflection of Nuit's life in Thailand and her passion for cooking and sharing Thai cuisine with others. Kiin, which means "eat" in Thai, transports readers to northern Thailand on a journey to discover the ingredients, markets, and culture that inform all of the recipes. A Thai meal rarely has just one dish--and you will have plenty of recipes to cook and share in the traditional Thai style--a tableful of brightly coloured dishes that the whole family can pass around and enjoy. The recipes, including Steamed Chicken Dumplings, Vegetarian Golden Bags, Spicy and Sour Soup with Shrimp and Tom Yum Paste, Northern Beef Curry, Young Green Jackfruit Curry, Rice Vermicelli Noodles with Barbecue Pork, Five Spice Chicken with Egg, Papaya Salad, and Mango Sticky Rice, are a glimpse into the wonders of northern Thai food.

Aleppo Cookbook

Aleppo Cookbook
Author: Marlene Matar
Publsiher: Interlink Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-10-15
ISBN 10: 9781566569866
ISBN 13: 1566569869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aleppo Cookbook Book Review:

It is hardly surprising that Aleppo, one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities, is also home to one of the world's most distinguished and vibrant cuisines. Surrounded by fertile lands and located at the end of the Silk Road, Aleppo was a food capital long before Paris, Rome, or New York. Here, one of the Arab world's most renowned chefs unlocks the secrets to this distinctive cuisine in this comprehensive cookbook filled with practical guidance on Middle Eastern cooking techniques as well as step-by-step explanations of over 200 irresistable recipes, such as Chili and Garlic Kebab, Syrian Fishcakes, Semolina and Butter pudding, and the queen of the mezze table, Red Pepper and Walnut Spread. Divided into 15 chapters, traditional cooking and preservation methods go hand-in-hand with today's desire for healthy and natural meals. Wonderful full-color photography of the food, people, and markets of Aleppo make this a stunning cookbook, a great gift for food lovers, and a fitting tribute to a beautiful city and the suffering its people have endured.

Scents and Flavors

Scents and Flavors
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 1479800813
ISBN 13: 9781479800810
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scents and Flavors Book Review:

Delectable recipes from the medieval Middle East This popular thirteenth-century Syrian cookbook is an ode to what its anonymous author calls the “greater part of the pleasure of this life,” namely the consumption of food and drink, as well as the fragrances that garnish the meals and the diners who enjoy them. Organized like a meal, Scents and Flavors opens with appetizers and juices and proceeds through main courses, side dishes, and desserts. Apricot beverages, stuffed eggplant, pistachio chicken, coriander stew, melon crepes, and almond pudding are seasoned with nutmeg, rose, cloves, saffron, and the occasional rare ingredient such as ambergris to delight and surprise the banqueter. Bookended by chapters on preparatory perfumes, incenses, medicinal oils, antiperspirant powders, and after-meal hand soaps, this comprehensive culinary journey is a feast for all the senses. With the exception of a few extant Babylonian and Roman texts, cookbooks did not appear on the world literary scene until Arabic speakers began compiling their recipe collections in the tenth century, peaking in popularity in the thirteenth century. Scents and Flavors quickly became a bestseller during this golden age of cookbooks and remains today a delectable read for cultural historians and epicures alike.

Escape from Aleppo

Escape from Aleppo
Author: N. H. Senzai
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-01-02
ISBN 10: 1481472194
ISBN 13: 9781481472197
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Escape from Aleppo Book Review:

“Filled with kindness and hope, but also with the harsh realities of the horrors of war, this heartbreaking book is a necessary reminder of what many people live through every day.” —Booklist (starred review) Nadia’s family is forced to flee their home in Aleppo, Syria, when the Arab Spring sparks a civil war in this timely coming-of-age novel from award-winning author N.H. Senzai. Silver and gold balloons. A birthday cake covered in pink roses. A new dress. Nadia stands at the center of attention in her parents’ elegant dining room. This is the best day of my life, she thinks. Everyone is about to sing “Happy Birthday,” when her uncle calls from the living room, “Baba, brothers, you need to see this.” Reluctantly, she follows her family into the other room. On TV, a reporter stands near an overturned vegetable cart on a dusty street. Beside it is a mound of smoldering ashes. The reporter explains that a vegetable vendor in the city of Tunis burned himself alive, protesting corrupt government officials who have been harassing his business. Nadia frowns. It is December 17, 2010: Nadia’s twelfth birthday and the beginning of the Arab Spring. Soon anti-government protests erupt across the Middle East and, one by one, countries are thrown into turmoil. As civil war flares in Syria and bombs fall across Nadia’s home city of Aleppo, her family decides to flee to safety. Inspired by current events, this novel sheds light on the complicated situation in Syria that has led to an international refugee crisis, and tells the story of one girl’s journey to safety.

Taste of Beirut

Taste of Beirut
Author: Joumana Accad
Publsiher: Health Communications, Inc.
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-09-02
ISBN 10: 0757317707
ISBN 13: 9780757317705
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taste of Beirut Book Review:

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

The Kitchen without Borders

The Kitchen without Borders
Author: The Eat Offbeat Chefs
Publsiher: Workman Publishing Company
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2021-03-30
ISBN 10: 1523504048
ISBN 13: 9781523504046
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kitchen without Borders Book Review:

Founded in November 2015 by a brother and sister who came to New York from the Middle East, Eat Offbeat is a unique catering company staffed by refugee and immigrant chefs who have found a new home, and new hope, for their lives. Now, in 70 authentic, nourishing recipes, with roots and soul that run as deep as their flavors, The Kitchen without Borders brings the culinary traditions of fourteen chefs from around the world including Syria, Iran, Eritrea, and Venezuela, right to our tables. Discover delicious, unexpected flavor combinations, and ingredients—like sumac, pomegranate molasses, tahini—that will enhance the repertoire of any home cook or adventurous eater. Here is Iraqi Biryani, a rice dish combining vegetables and plump dried fruits with warming spices. Or an irresistibly cooling yogurt and fresh mint drink native to Afghanistan, known as doogh. Gorgeously smooth Syrian hummus, the original inspiration for Eat Offbeat. And Chari Bari, hand-formed meatballs simmered in a Nepali-spiced tomato and cashew sauce. More than a celebration of delicious foods from around the world, this recipe collection—with its intimate chef profiles and photographic portraits—allows people who have been displaced to share their cherished cuisines, in their own words. And it makes a thoughtful, inspiring gift for any home cook, for anyone concerned about or affected by the world's refugee crisis, or for anyone who understands the profound link between food, home, and keeping traditions vibrantly alive. From May 15, 2020, to May 15, 2021, (including any preordered copies that ship during this period), Workman Publishing will donate 2% of the cover price for every copy of The Kitchen without Borders cookbook sold in the United States and its territories, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and European Union member states, to the IRC, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing humanitarian aid, relief and resettlement to refugees and other victims of oppression or violent conflict, with a minimum contribution of $25,000 USD. For more information, visit rescue.org/cookbookand https://www.workman.com/kwob. No portion of the purchase price is tax-deductible. For additional information about the IRC, see rescue.org.

Syria

Syria
Author: Emily Lycopolus
Publsiher: Recipes for Olive Oil and Vine
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN 10: 9781771512817
ISBN 13: 1771512814
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Syria Book Review:

A new cookbook in the series that reveals the best ways to use specialty olive oils and vinegars in international cuisines--now featuring the succulent, flavourful dishes of Syria. Eating together in Syrian culture is all about generosity and hospitality, bustling community, and lively conversation over tables laden with fragrant dishes. Whether you're a culinary expert or just taste-curious, the newest cookbook in the Recipes for Olive Oil and Vinegar Lovers series offers you plenty of easy, inspired menu items for your next dinner party. Indulge in all fifty recipes using the following premium olive oils and quality vinegars: Lime Fused Olive Oil Harissa Infused Olive Oil Pomegranate Dark Balsamic Vinegar Mango White Balsamic Vinegar Now's the time to try recipes like Baharat, Falafel, Kibbeh, Muhammara (spicy red pepper walnut spread), Red Lentil and Rice Soup, Fatteh, Shakriyyeh (roasted chicken in yogurt sauce), Atayaef (sweet stuffed syrian pancakes), Mango Cardamom Orange blossom Jam, and Mamools with Cardamom coffee. With recipes for appetizers, salads, mains, and sweets, Syria will expand your culinary horizons, and introduce you to unforgettable flavors that you'll return to again and again. Fe sahatek!

Blindfold

Blindfold
Author: Theo Padnos
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2022-02-15
ISBN 10: 1982120835
ISBN 13: 9781982120832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blindfold Book Review:

An award-winning journalist’s extraordinary account of being kidnapped and tortured in Syria by al Qaeda for two years—a revelatory memoir about war, human nature, and endurance that’s “the best of the genre, profound, poetic, and sorrowful” (The Atlantic). In 2012, American journalist Theo Padnos, fluent in Arabic, Russian, German, and French, traveled to a Turkish border town to write and report on the Syrian civil war. One afternoon in October, while walking through an olive grove, he met three young Syrians—who turned out to be al Qaeda operatives—and they captured him and kept him prisoner for nearly two years. On his first day, in the first of many prisons, Padnos was given a blindfold—a grime-stained scrap of fabric—that was his only possession throughout his horrific ordeal. Now, Padnos recounts his time in captivity in Syria, where he was frequently tortured at the hands of the al Qaeda affiliate, Jebhat al Nusra. We learn not only about Padnos’s harrowing experience, but we also get a firsthand account of life in a Syrian village, the nature of Islamic prisons, how captors interrogate someone suspected of being CIA, the ways that Islamic fighters shift identities and drift back and forth through the veil of Western civilization, and much more. No other journalist has lived among terrorists for as long as Theo has—and survived. As a resident of thirteen separate prisons in every part of rebel-occupied Syria, Theo witnessed a society adrift amid a steady stream of bombings, executions, torture, prayer, fasting, and exhibitions, all staged by the terrorists. Living within this tide of violence changed not only his personal identity but also profoundly altered his understanding of how to live. Offering fascinating, unprecedented insight into the state of Syria today, Blindfold is “a triumph of the human spirit” (The New York Times Book Review)—combining the emotional power of a captive’s memoir with a journalist’s account of a culture and a nation in conflict that is as urgent and important as ever.

Forever Beirut

Forever Beirut
Author: Barbara Abdeni Massaad
Publsiher: Interlink Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2022-08-02
ISBN 10: 9781623718534
ISBN 13: 1623718538
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forever Beirut Book Review:

Key Selling Points • Interlink’s 2022 charity cookbook to raise awareness and funds for the Lebanese Food Bank • Long-awaited new cookbook from award-winning and bestselling author of Soup for Syria • 100 easy-to-prepare recipes that showcase Lebanon’s culinary heritage • Filled with stories and anecdotes about the food and people • Stunning food and location photography that portray Beirut’s culture before and after the blast that devastated half the city • Strong author connections with the international Slow Food movement • Mediterranean cuisine is widely known to be healthful. A new cookbook from the bestselling author of Soup for Syria to support the Lebanese Food Bank and help families in dire need of food after the devastating blast and ensuing economic collapse Beirut, nicknamed “Paris of the East,” is the capital of Lebanon. It is the culinary capital of the Arab world, with an unmatched cuisine that has ancient roots and is influenced by a number of civilizations and cooking styles, including Arab, Turkish, and French. It is one of the oldest cities in the world and one of the most cosmopolitan and religiously diverse in the region. Situated on the Mediterranean coast and flanked by the majestic Mount Lebanon, it boasts an abundance of flavorful ingredients and spices, including whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and seafood. Written by renowned Lebanese chef and award-winning cookbook writer Barbara Abdeni Massaad, Forever Beirut is a collection of 100 easy-to-prepare recipes that celebrate Beirut’s rich culinary heritage, its resilience, and healing power. It is Barbara’s way of honoring the city of her childhood, her dreams, her Lebanese family kitchen, and the food that roots her. It is filled with stories and anecdotes about the customs, food, people, and traditions, with sections for soups, salads, breads and savory pastries, mezze, kibbeh, grilling, main dishes, pickles and preserves, and sweets. With beautiful food and location photography, Forever Beirut is a must-have for cooks who love healthful and delicious Middle Eastern food.