Nouha Taouk is a Lebanese-Australian from a vibrant family cooking tradition. In this book, she shares the stories of her grandmother, Citi Leila, and the unique bond between the women in her family, created through cooking together.
Author: Nouha Taouk
Category: Cooking, Lebanese
Nouha Taouk is a Lebanese-Australian woman from a vibrant family cooking tradition. She tells the stories of her grandmother, family matriarch Citi Leila, through her own eyes and unveils the bond through cooking created between the women in her family.
There are plenty of Lebanese restaurants in Australia, the USA and the UK together ... Taouk, Nouha Whispers from a Lebanese Kitchen: A Family's Treasured ...
Author: Paul Doyle
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
his new edition of Bradt's Lebanon remains the most comprehensive and detailed English-language guide available. In addition to its more in-depth coverage of essential background information such as history, culture and religion the guide has expanded treatment for the business traveller and prospective property buyer. Subjects such as the environment and responsible travel are given increased emphasis, and there is plenty of additional information for those interested in volunteering opportunities. The guide also caters for all types of travellers and budgets with extensive listings and reviews for accommodation and restaurants. There is also a new section on travelling with children. With a comprehensive language appendix covering both Arabic and French together with an expanded further reading section for this new edition, Bradt's Lebanon is an indispensable practical companion for use within the country and a useful work of reference for armchair travellers too. Although only half the size of Wales, Lebanon offers extraordinary diversity. Here, some of the oldest human settlements in the world at the Phoenician ports of Tyre, Sidon and Byblos sit alongside modern Beirut, popular for its cuisine, eclectic nightlife and mosaic of peoples. In Lebanon's second city, Tripoli, busy medieval souks are watched over by a vast Crusader castle. Outside the city, snow-capped mountains and the lush Qadisha Valley with its snaking river and waterfalls provide entertainment for skiers and hikers, while the Mediterranean Sea draws sun and watersports enthusiasts. Bradt's Lebanon provides detailed cultural and practical information to this increasingly popular destination. It also provides in-depth historical and religious background enabling visitors to travel with awareness and sensitivity.
were ablaze nearly every weekend; stray friends, relentless sunshine and unceasing homecooked Lebanese food meant we almost had it all figured out.
Author: Bethany Kehdy
Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers
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.
washroom of a Lebanese restaurant during the lunch rush. “John!” I say with a loud whisper from the washroom, “I think I've just lost my mucous plug!
Author: Sheena Wilson
Publisher: Demeter Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Telling Truths: Storying Motherhood is a collection of creative non-fiction essays. Through story, contributing authors explore how expectations collide with the complex realities we face as we mother. They illustrate how mothering is inextricably linked to the positions we occupy within our specific socio-cultural contexts; how our versions of mothering are transformed in relationship to the children we raise, long for, and mourn. Together, as writers and readers, as mothers and parents and communities, we are rewriting and rereading and reinventing what it means to mother and parent our children at this moment in history. This anthology is an important contribution to ongoing dialogues that resist traditional expectations around motherhood.
'It's bamboo,' she whispers. 'It's what Lebanese women used to present the food to their husband. In the past.' 'Now, they just throw it at him.' I quip.
Author: Alex Klaushofer
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
This timely portrait of Lebanon exposes the fault lines that underlie the current crisis in the Middle East, and charts the country’s attempts to rebuild a fragile peace after its long civil war and recent conflict with Israel. Part reportage, part travel narrative, Paradise Divided chronicles the delicate web of relationships that make up contemporary Lebanese society. Drawing on interviews with community leaders and relationships with ordinary people, it reveals a richly-textured social and religious fabric in which Sunni and Shia Muslims, Druze and Christians of all kinds, from Maronite Catholics to evangelical Protestants, strive to maintain a delicate balance. It offers an insight into how Lebanon’s religious communities, their identities formed by history, landscape and their relationships with one another, came to be what they are today—and how their different perspectives can lead to potentially destructive tensions. What emerges is a quintessentially Middle Eastern form of coexistence, poised between tolerance and sectarianism—a theme powerfully developed through the author’s privileged access to the normally secretive Druze. The reader follows the country’s changing fortunes after the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, the subsequent pro-democracy movement and withdrawal of Syrian forces from Lebanese soil. The final chapters examine the aftermath of Israel’s military campaign and the emergence of the new battle dividing Lebanese society as opposing camps struggle to have their vision for Lebanon made reality. Paradise Divided opens a window onto a country little-visited by Westerners for decades, and one very different from the war-torn images of the Middle East that dominate our television screens. Offering a unique view of the struggle between sectarianism and tolerance, and the relationship between the Arab world and the West, it is a book which sheds light on some of the central issues of our time.
"IN 1977, LEBANON was a killing field," Mariam Nour whispers. "Brother was killing brother in the streets, ... Can you imagine macrobiotic Lebanese food?
To do what no other magazine does: Deliver simple, delicious food, plus expert health and lifestyle information, that's exclusively vegetarian but wrapped in a fresh, stylish mainstream package that's inviting to all. Because while vegetarians are a great, vital, passionate niche, their healthy way of eating and the earth-friendly values it inspires appeals to an increasingly large group of Americans. VT's goal: To embrace both.
... garlic, lemon and herbs – the four pillars of Lebanese cuisine – towards my ... continues Madame with encouraging sounds, the sounds one might whisper ...
Author: Paul Timblick
Publisher: Unbound Publishing
Meron Lemma couldn't know there was a fate worse than wasting away as a poor teenager in the Ethiopian slum where she was born. Desperate to create her own destiny, and drawn by the irresistible possibility of earning real dollars as a maid in Beirut, Meron leaves her devout mother and family behind to join the many other Habesha migrants searching for a better life in the Middle East. Only once there does she realise the ugly truth: instead of opportunity, she has found captivity. Instead of freedom, subordination. Trapped and mistreated by the harsh Madame, Meron lives in constant fear – fear of the daily onslaught of Madame's vicious spite; of her cruel and callous daughters; of the sexual advances of her predatory son; and most of all, fear of losing her sense of self... her Habesha spirit... even her life. Rich in cultural detail and exposing the ongoing, under-reported horrors facing domestic workers in Lebanon today, No Lipstick in Lebanon is a harrowing account of the unremitting hell of modern slavery. Told through the escalating plight of our heroine, this is not just a fictionalised report of one maid's ordeal, but rather the uncovering of a larger issue plaguing a generation of women.
Makes about 5 cups Iced Minted Orange Tea The Lebanese are excellent cooks ... She would pour a few dollops onto the pie , and turn to me and whisper ...
Author: Sonia Uvezian
Located in the very heart of the eastern Mediterranean, the area comprising Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan has provided the world with what is considered by many to be Arab food at its best. In this landmark, one-of-a-kind volume Sonia Uvezian gives this time-honored cuisine the kind of presentation it truly deserves. "Recipes and Remembrances from an Eastern Mediterranean Kitchen" is a revelatory work rich in personal reminiscences; insightful quotations, anecdotes, and proverbs; valuable information on ingredients, utensils, daily meals, and traditions; and evocative period illustrations. Sonia Uvezian's many memories and associations establish a sense of place and emotional pull rarely encountered in Middle Eastern culinary literature. The "eastern Mediterranean Kitchen" in the title is actually that of her family's summer home in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon's fertile agricultural and winemaking region, as well as the one in their Beirut apartment. It is where the Uvezians prepared the food they grew themselves or bought from nearby farms, orchards, and markets. Written by an expert in the field and over two decades in the making, "Recipes and Remembrances" is a fascinating and highly original book imbued with a keen historical perspective and a deep respect for the region's cultural heritage. Few cookbook authors have approached their subjects with the thorough, painstaking research reflected in this work. A profound understanding of eastern Mediterranean food shines through in its hundreds of superb, clearly written recipes, which are often preceded by illuminating introductory remarks. From the definitive section on pomegranates and pomegranate molasses through the fabulous chapters on desserts and beverages, this book provides indispensable reading for anyone interested in the cookery and culture of Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan. Like the author's groundbreaking classics, "The Cuisine of Armenia" and "Cooking from the Caucasus," which were among the first to bring Middle Eastern and Caucasian cooking to America, it is long on such traditional dishes as tabbuleh and baklava but also includes innovations, among them Damascus-Style Cheese Dip with Toasted Sesame Seeds and Nigella and Grilled Quail with Sour Cherry Sauce. Timeless and timely, "Recipes and Remembrances from an Eastern Mediterranean Kitchen" is a welcome blend of outstanding scholarship and entertaining reading. A genuine contribution to culinary literature, it has achieved the status of a classic. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sonia Uvezian was born and brought up in Beirut, Lebanon. A leading authority on Middle Eastern and Caucasian cooking and the winner of a James Beard Award, she is the author of six other highly acclaimed cookbooks, including "The Cuisine of Armenia," "Cooking from the Caucasus," and "The Book of Yogurt." Several of her books have been selections of Book-of-the-Month Club and published internationally. Ms. Uvezian has also contributed articles and recipes to Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Vogue, and numerous other publications."
The buzz subsided into a hum, followed by a whisper, and finally into complete ... fried chicken, kibbeh (traditional Lebanese cuisine made with, mince, ...
Author: Anthony S. Farah
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Crack in the Cedar – Volume One – Anthony S. Farah ________________________________________________________________________ Everyone deserves a second chance . . . __________________________________________________________ Volume One – 1919–1974 Here is a true-life story (set inSouth Africa), with a huge difference, that is: Riveting, compelling, haunting, disturbing, thrilling . . . Sometimes funny . . . yet extremely tragic . . . Follow the life of Katie Farah through a myriad of events that will certainly . . . stir your heart. This amazing story of an ordinary Christian people of Lebanese heritage, spanning eight decades, is nothing short of extraordinary as each unique chapter enfolds, leaving you totally mesmerised as Katie challenges each of life’s obstacles with a shattering determination to survive. Why is it that the people whom you love and trust . . . contradict such boundaries and then torment, abuse, trap, and hurt you, physically and psychologically? How is it humanely possible that such a woman could have withstood so much suffering throughout her life? _______________________________________________________________________________________ This story will shatter your senses like an untimely bolt of lightning. ______________________________________________________________ It is assured that you will not put down reading this family saga until the very last page, and even then the sentiments will continue to linger after the book is closed . . . leaving you utterly captivated to read volume two . . .
... to join me in the kitchen. He walks me into the bathroom with him with something behind his back. “Listen” he whispers in his slight Lebanese accent.
Author: Emmy Morgan
As a child, Elijah Davis knows something isn’t right. Following the death of his father and his own mother giving him up for adoption, Elijah grows up to understand that what isn’t right is his gender and so becomes Desiré Andersen. As a black, post-operative transgender woman, Desiré expects to find happiness—and she does—although interspersed with great sadness. The Ice Princess follows Desiré’s difficult journey. First, she struggles to become her true self. Next, she must fight to find true love, despite rape and abuse. Ultimately, she seeks to become a celebrity, eventually landing a role on a popular east coast soap opera. Through all the professional and personal battles, she remains honest with herself. Author Emmy Morgan was frustrated with the lack of transgender love stories in the world so decided to write one of her own, dreaming up Desiré and making her a strong, sexy heroine. Desiré has been through a lot, but she seeks to find friends and lovers who can thaw her frozen heart. Finally free to be herself, she will not lock her heart away but set it free.
Brooklynaccented whisper. “Don't let him overexert himself. ... “There's a Lebanese in the kitchen downstairs who makes proper qatayef. You know qatayef?
Author: Lee Vance
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
Seven years ago, energy analyst Mark Wallace's twelve-year-old son disappeared. Mark never stopped searching for him, but there has been no lead, no motive, no trace... Until today. But today Mark has also been handed clandestine data on Saudi oil reserves and a Russian oil pipeline has been destroyed in an apparent terrorist attack. Coincidence or conspiracy? Together with his now teenage daughter, Mark must unearth the terrifying connections between his family's tragedy and a looming energy war...
The Lebanese Diaspora in Colonial French West Africa Andrew Arsan ... and sister had to whisper it to him as they sat around their formica kitchen table in ...
Author: Andrew Arsan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This work is the first comprehensive history of the Lebanese migrant communities of colonial French West Africa, a vast expanse that covered present-day Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Guinea, Benin and Mauritania. Where others have concentrated on the commercial activities of these migrants, casting them as archetypal middlemen, this work reconstructs not just their economic strategies, but also their social and political lives. Moreover, it examines the fraught responses of colonial Frenchmen to the unsettling presence of these interlopers of empire--responses which, with their echoes of metropolitan racism, helped to shape the ways in which Lebanese migrants represented themselves and justified their place in West Africa. This is a work which attempts not just to reshape broader understandings of diasporic life-of Janus-like existences lived in transit between distant locales, and de- pendent on the constant to-and-fro of people, news, and goods--but also to challenge the way we think about empires, and the relations between their constituent territories and diverse inhabitants.