22 11, 2015

Beit El Qamar Joins the Souk El Tayeb Family

2017-02-17T15:15:10+01:00November 22nd, 2015|Categories: Accommodations, Lebanon, Travel|0 Comments

Make food, not war. It’s a simple imperative with undeniable gravity in Lebanon, a small but ethnically diverse country that was ravaged by political and religious conflicts for three decades. This catchy slogan is accompanied by a half-bomb, half-fish logo perfect for slapping on a canvas bag or printing on a […]

25 10, 2015

Sfiha, Tannour, and Kibbeh Near Baalbek, Lebanon

2017-02-17T15:15:13+01:00October 25th, 2015|Categories: Carbs, Lebanon, Meat, Travel|0 Comments

Last week during a day trip to Baalbek, my driver Hussien and I stopped for two breakfasts. The first was light (relatively speaking): a thin, crepe-like bread smeared with fresh cheese and honey, then rolled. The second was a bit more substantial: syrup-soaked semolina filled with a soft cheese and stuffed into a sesame seed [...]

18 10, 2015

Baalbek, Lebanon and Its Roman Temples

2017-02-17T15:15:13+01:00October 18th, 2015|Categories: Lebanon, Travel|4 Comments

The ancient Temple of Bacchus. On Tuesday, I visited ancient Heliopolis in the city of Baalbek in eastern Lebanon. Thanks to my degree in art history with a concentration in Roman antiquity, I tend to view archeological sites as being divorced from their contemporary surroundings. I think we all do this to some extent. Of [...]