Category Archives: Food

Douaihy Sweets Commercial

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I think Douaihy should focus more on what makes them so special and stop pointing at Hallab (It’s so freaking obvious) in their ads. Plus they r giving Hallab free publicity and showing them as being humble and polite with Douaihy customers.

PS: For example, Douaihy Knefe is really good and I love their delivery package. Everyone hates waiting in queues to get Knefe and like it hot, so here’s something to work on as a commercial.

10 Meter Long Buche De Noel at Al Baba Sweets

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Al Baba Sweets (The Best Knefe In Lebanon!) brought together 40 children from Ajialouna and gave them the opportunity to decorate the biggest Buche De Noel ever baked in Lebanon. The activity lasted for two days and the children were obviously happy and delighted to take part in decorating this huge Christmas Buche.

Here are few heart-warming pictures from the event:

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#EatLikeNicole: Labneh And Red Berries Buche De Noel

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Nicole Maftoum is a Lebanese dietitian and she’s preparing healthy and home-made Labneh-based Buches de Noel this year. It’s a pretty cool idea and I’ve been told by a friend that it’s delicious. The only bûche I like is the bûche aux marrons but this one looks like it’s worth a try.

If you’d like to order one, Check out Nicole’s website [Here].

Campaign To Shut Down Beirut’s Public Slaughterhouse in Karantina

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I visited the Beirut River months ago and the smells there are horrible. I also passed by the slaughterhouse and there was no one there to supervise the place. Everything is dirty around it, anyone could go in and there are people who actually live there.

This is what Compassion in World Farming said after visiting the Karantina Slaughterhouse.

“The slaughterhouse is chaos. Everything is coated in a layer of blood, faeces and body parts. The slaughter area is heaving with people, live animals and slaughtered bodies. The sounds and smells are overwhelming.

Men grab defenceless sheep by the fleece or back leg. They fall to their knees and are forcefully dragged, one by one, to the slaughter line. Cattle are dragged by ropes around their necks. When they try to resist restraint they are yelled at and beaten viciously with metal rods. The animals are visibly terrified and in their frantic attempts to escape they slip, trip and fall, slamming their heads into the concrete floor.

Groups of sheep are forced to jump over dead bodies and wide gutters full of blood. They desperately try to force their way away from the bodies of other sheep they have just watched being slaughtered. Cows are left suspended fully-conscious by one leg for long periods of time, their faces resting in pools of other animals’ blood. They watch animals being slaughtered all around them. I wonder if they realize it will soon be their turn?”

Roadster Diner, Deek Duke and Zaatar W Zeit 2000LL Delivery Charges

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Zaatar W Zeit started charging delivery charges few months back, then Roadster Diner and Deek Duke followed. The charge is 2000 Lebanese Lira regardless of the distance and was set to maintain the quality of the delivery service, as I was told by all three restaurants.

Honestly, Zaatar W Zeit is the only one of these three that needed an improvement in the delivery service and I haven’t seen any major improvements ever since the charges were implemented. Roadster and Deek Duke have a perfect delivery system so the delivery charges are unjustified to me. In fact, it is letting customers tip the delivery guy less because they’re being charged for the service, so unless the charges are going to these guys or they got some raise, they won’t be too happy about it and quality will eventually drop.

How to Eat a Falafel in Lebanon

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David Lebovitz tells u how [Here].

1- Pull up at roadside stand.
2- Be happy you’re with people who speak Arabic.
3- When the guy asked if you want hot sauce, say “Yes” – with great enthusiasm.
4- Add some extra-spicy pickled chili peppers – and sit at a table, trying not to make a mess of yourself while you wolf down the whole thing unbelievably fast.

There are other blog posts related to Lebanese food that you can check as well:
Another Lebanese Breakfast..and Two Lunches
Saj, Flatbreads and Lebanese Pastries
Lebanese Breakfast
Lebanese Meze
Lebanon
Al Bohsali: Middle Eastern Pastries

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Ashoura Traditions: The Commemoration And The Abbas Cookies

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Ashoura Day is commemorated by Shi’a Muslims as a mourning day for the martyrdom of Hussein, the son of Ali and grandson of Prophet Mohammad during the Battle of Karbala some 1300 years ago. Re-enacting the battle has been long a tradition among the Shiite communities and involves in few areas self-flagellation in order to remember the blood that Hussein shed for them.

To be honest, I am not a big fan of the Tatbir, or self-flagellation act and I’d rather see people organize blood donation campaigns on that day (Like Hezbollah does) but some areas in Lebanon such as Nabatieh like to maintain this tradition, which seems to attract foreigners every year.

As far as Ashoura food traditions are concerned, there’s the Hreessé dish and the Abbas cookies and I absolutely love both! I don’t know why I had never heard about Abbas cookies until this year but they’re definitely worth a try. If you are interested in the recipe, Taste Of Beirut wrote about it [Here].

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Check out more pictures from Nabatieh [Here]