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Saha: A Chef's Journey Through Lebanon and Syria by Greg Malouf
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I recently returned from a trip to Lebanon and Syria travelling through Beirut, Baalbek, Bekaa Valley, road between Beirut to Damascus, around Damascus and Jounieh. I grew up in the West Indies and I live in London - both with a strong Middle Eastern (especially Lebanese/Syrian culture).

This book was a real joy to read as its beautifully written and plenty of rich photos of Lebanon and Syria. The presentation the food and the region is insipiring to get into the kitchen or to travel back to the area. I heartily recommend it both as a cookbook and a coffee table piece.

The recipes are easily to follow and vary in difficulty for those who are curious and inspired… Read more
808s & Heartbreak [Digipack] ~ Kanye West
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Courageous, bold album, 25 Nov 2008
I am a huge Kanye West fan. Seen him twice in concert and love all his albums and regard him as a shining example of all that is right with hip hop. But is this a hip hop album? Hard to say, he claims it is pop so maybe by his own admission this is no longer in the genre. Here are some comments from someone who heard the whole album first:

SAY YOU WILL - 4/5 - lyrically focused and shows that this auto-tune will work well. It is about an ex girlfriend some the sounds of it claiming "I still fantasize about you". There is a long outro to the song but it remains very listenable. There is a choir sound to it with minimal production and a great opener for the album… Read more
I Am... Sasha Fierce ~ Beyonce
21 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected., 17 Nov 2008
Beyoncé is such a talent. Body. Voice. Performer. Dancer. She is a complete package as an R&B artist and for me she has been the yardstick by which other R&B artists should be measured since Destiny's Child released Bootylicious. As a solo artist since Dangerously In Love. She has done a few novel things here and there and definitely pushed the genre as a progressive artist.

I am overall kind of disappointed with this album but probably because of my expectations of her. It is more instrumental than Beyoncé's previous albums instead of it being a lot of beat, bass and horns. Interesting, NO FEATURES on this project, that means no Jay Z. Classifying this as R&B… Read more

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