Using only fresh produce and a balanced mix of fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, herbs, fish, poultry and occasionally meat, Lebanese food has the reputation of being amongst the healthiest in the world.
This book includes a wide variety of dishes from Lebanese cuisine, including the well known and delicious Hummus, Baba Ghanouj and Tabouleh through to the most authentic and traditional recipes from the rural mountains and bustling cities along the Mediterranean coast. An emphasis on vegetables and pulses means that many recipes are vegetarian friendly as well as being simple, healthy and affordable. You will discover how to turn a few ingredients into a very tasty meal.
Mona Hamadeh grew up in Lebanon. She spent her school holidays in the beautiful mountains where she was born, and where she developed a love of cooking from her grandmother, her mother and aunts. Her passion for Lebanese food and cooking remained with her when she came to the UK as a young woman. She raised her own large family on a healthy Lebanese diet and now she passes it on to her grandchildren, who also recognise the importance of sharing and taking part in food preparation. This is Mona's third book where she shares again, not only her continuing passion for the delicious flavours that exemplify Lebanese food, but also the healthy properties of the superfoods that are a natural part of the diet that the Lebanese have enjoyed for generations.
1. An introduction to Lebanese food, and the people and culture of Lebanon 2. Soups and Salads 3. Maza(starters) 4. Meat,chicken and fish main dishes 5. Meals using Vegetables and Pulses 6. Sweets,including delicious Middle Eastern Pastries