Joumana Accad

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I am Joumana Accad and was born and raised in Beirut. I completed high school in France and moved to the US in 1979. I am the mother of two grown children and a former school teacher, pastry chef, caterer and translator. Taste of Beirut started as a blog in 2009 and its main purpose was to share my beloved Lebanese heritage with the world through recipes, anecdotes, and cultural tidbits.

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Taste of Beirut

My Cookbook

Learn how to bring Lebanese tastes and techniques to your kitchen! Throughout the book, Joumana gives life to the rich, complex, and delicious flavors of the Middle East, teaching anyone from newbies to foodies how to master traditional Mediterranean cuisine. Inside, you will find:

-175+ Recipes
-Simple cooking tips and tricks
-Genuine Lebanese anecdotes
-How to cook Lebanese
-How to keep it vegan
-And a whole lot more!

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Moghrabiyeh

Definitely a party dish, meant to showcase the hostess skills; its also frequently a Sunday get-together for the extended-family type of dish. Its name, moghrabiyeh, is rooted in maghreb (North Africa) to describe it as a Levantine version of the North African couscous. The deluxe version contains both lamb shanks and chicken, while the common version only uses chicken. In...
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