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Classic Lebanese Cuisine: 170 Fresh and Healthy Mediterranean Favorites

Classic Lebanese Cuisine: 170 Fresh and Healthy Mediterranean Favorites [Kindle Edition]

Kamal Al-Faqih
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In Classic Lebanese Cuisine, a leading chef presents 170 dazzling recipes that reflect the full breadth of authentic Lebanese cuisine. Many recipes include several variations, giving you the option of preparing a vegetarian dish or adding chicken, lamb, or beef.

About the Author

In 1986, Chef Kamal Al-Faqih made his debut as the owner and head chef of the first exclusively Mediterranean catering company in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area (Med Catering, Inc.). Since that time, Chef Kamal's reputation for authentic and flavorful Lebanese cuisine has grown to be unmatched. During his twenty-year tenure as chef-owner of Med Catering, Inc., his authentic Lebanese dishes and signature classics were offered at events for Queen Noor of Jordan, King Abdulla of Jordan, Crown Prince Abdulla of Saudia Arabia, Senators George Mitchell and Barbara Mikulski, and celebrities such as Placido Domingo, Angelica Huston, and Francis Ford Coppola, as well as museums, White House events, and thousands of private parties and other events in Maryland, Virginia, and Washtngton, D.C.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6330 KB
  • Print Length: 261 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0762752785
  • Publisher: Three Forks; First Edition edition (1 Sep 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002U58AZA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #281,660 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous! 15 Feb 2013
By Anon
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I adore Lebanese and I have always been a fan of Chef Kamal's You Tube video master classes. I have tried a couple of recipes out and they have turned out brilliantly. What I really appreciate is that the recipes are authentic.

I am looking forward to the next book. If you love Middle Eastern food, then this is the book for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Book 27 Oct 2012
By Mr. C
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A great book with a wide variety of traditional Lebanese recipes that are easy to understand and are fantastic to cook.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great introduction to Lebanese 13 Feb 2012
This book has a wide variety of Lebanese dishes. They are simple to follow. Most of the ingredients are commonly available in supermarkets. There are also nice illustrations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Recipes 11 July 2011
Lovely cookbook, it will become one of my favourites over time as I indulge in the recipes. My only issue (and that is not the fault of the book) is that some ingredients are unavailable to me where I live and seem unavailable online, I'm sure that if I lived in a major city that it would be easier to find those ingredients.

Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Experience and Taste 17 Aug 2009
By K. D. Snyder - Published on
As a self-professed foodie, I love being able to connect culture with food. What makes this book a stand-out for me is not only the delicious and easy to follow recipes but the way it takes me to a world that's very different from my own. A lot of cookbooks are just ingredients and directions. Chef Kamal has succeeded in providing readers with something more--a cultural experience where food is the vehicle of choice to another way of life. I've tried several different recipes and all of them are stand-outs and very user friendly. If you enjoy new tasting sensations, pick up this excellent cookbook. It's full of experience and taste!
39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice, great success. 26 Aug 2009
By Abu Talij - Published on
The problem with many Lebanese cookbooks is that there is no single "Lebanese" cuisine. There are as many ways to prepare warak al areesh (stuffed grape leaves) as there are villages in the country. But after preparing more than a few of the dishes in "Classic Lebanese Cuisine," I can honestly say that these recipes are the closest I have ever tasted to the food I grew up with. A truly wonderful book that is on a par with "The Culinary Heritage of Lebanon" by Chef Ramzi N. Choueri; not as comrehensive but just as delicious.
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Lebanese Cuisine 8 Mar 2012
By KM - Published on
I have bought hundreds of arabic cooking books. This is the BEST book I have ever bought. My husband is Syrian and I am American. He is the MOST CRITICAL person I have ever met to evaluate food. He loves almost every dish I have made from this other book satisfied my husband. I soon became a better cook than my Syrian mother in-law. I don't consider myself an expert cook, but all I can say is I was able to make the dishes and my taste buds are very happy.

There is one recipe you have to try, it's called Lebanese Curry. I had a dinner party (Arabs) and served the Curry dish...they went crazy about the dish. I never had anyone ask me for my recipe. I was on cloud nine. It's funny because my husband didn't want me giving anyone my wonderful recipe. I would pay a lot of money just for this one recipe. Believe me this is a must have book.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I have a "Black Spoon"when it comes to cooking but I could do it. 29 Oct 2009
By James Vaughn - Published on
I eat out of the microwave and the refrigerator. Cooking is not my thing, but I like Lebanese food and this book was suggested to me. I have tried a couple of recipes and was very pleasantly surprised by the results. I made baklava and the Lemon Garlic Chicken to great reviews from the family (and the co-workers who got the extra baklava). They said they'd never have known I had a "black spoon" (the culinary equivalent of the black thumb for a gardener who kills plants easily) if I could turn out dishes like this. I'm looking forward to trying more of the recipes. Having attended a tasting party using recipes from this book makes me all the more willing to try them as they were really delicious. The directions were easy to follow. "Expert" level terms were explained and the DVD showed the techniques in an easy to follow manner. This is a book for the expert and the novice both.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Lebanese Cuisine; 13 Oct 2009
By E. Statland - Published on
I first developed a passion for Lebanese food about 20 years ago. There are several restaurants in the Washington, D.C area that offer decent Labanese dishes, but none of them compared favorably to the catered meals I enjoyed when Med Catering and Chef Kamal prepared a dinner. He left Washington, to the dismay of many of us, so certainly I had to have Chef Kamal's book and try his recipes. He provides wonderful, easy to understand directions and his luscious photos help me know that I'm at least close. I've prepared a few dishes a couple times and I have delighted dinner guests. He's to be congratulated not only for his talent as a super chef but also in having the ability to impart his techniques to a reader.
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