Best Lebanese cookbook you will every own Simply and understandably written for anyone who cooks Lebanese food or not, great cookbook, bought 5 for giveaways to my family
- Dixie Darling "An Avid Reader"
Excellent, Delicious, Nutritious...what more can I say? This book is well laid out with a myriad of Lebanese dishes. The Author being Lebanese-American has adapted the recipes easily to the American Kitchen and Supermarket. Everything I have tried out of this cookbook has been delicious. I grew up eating this kind of food and the smells and flavors take me back. I would highly recommend this book for anyone that wishes to learn and more importantly eat Lebanese food. The copy I have has nutritional information with each recipe. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars is because I would have like more pictures and to have them with the recipes themselves. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
- M.D. Thomas "ReadingSailor"
A Great Cookbook! I have really enjoyed owning this cookbook. My great-grandparents were from Lebanon so I've grown up eating Lebanese food but this was the first Lebanese cookbook that I've seen where the recipes are just like what I used to eat at Sittee's house on Sunday after church. Also, I want to add that the recipes are relatively easy and require ingredients that you can get at your local grocery store.
I HIGHLY recommend it!
- J. Hughes
like sita used to make this book is extremely simple to read and understand and very much like
the country recipes from rural lebanon that my grandmother (sita) used
- G. jacobs
Fantastic I love this book. It has clear, easy instructions, nutrition information and color pictures. Very yummy!
- joanne Majoros
Awesome Recipes when I bought this cook book I wasnt sure what was going to come out of
it. I recently became engaged to a lebanese man and wanted to learn all
about the lebanese food and how to prepare it. This one was the one I
first choose as it seemed "cooker friendly". Its a wonderful book! I
can now make food that he introduced me to and the entire family enjoys
all that I have made. I would tell anyone who is looking for healthy
cooking to buy this book its 100% A+ for easy recipes!
- fancy cookin "B Cookin"
Grandmother Memories My grandmother was Irish but married a man of Syrian and Lebanese
descent. My favorite memories were of my grandfather grinding the lamb
to make kibbe; my grandmother making baba ganoug, stuffed squash and
laban and rice and lentils. A dear family friend often spoils my mother
and sisters in making wonderful Lebanese feasts yet I am the only one
in my generation today who makes these recipes and reading this book
brought back wonderful memories of incredible, simple food, great
smells and a sense of family dearly missed. Even if you are not
Lebanese, the receipes are easy to follow and are fresh, healthy food
that everyone can enjoy.
- Leslie Allain
Lebanese Food for the Mass I thoroughly enjoyed making many of the recipes in this cookbook. "Marinated Chicken" was delicious and filled the apartment with wonderful aromas. I can only imagine this one grilled.
The recipe for "Green Beans with Meat" is amazing, and uses such a small amount of meat that vegetarians could leave it out and not heavily affect the taste. Whether served as a main dish over rice or as a side dish, this is one that will appear on my table often.
The only weakness I found was that which the book focused on, simplicity. I longed for further ways to serve falafel beyond the simple "put in pita" listed on the box. Kibbee can be served raw, fried, or baked. It can be stuffed with meat or served plain. In some cases however, the differences were so slight they would have been better listed as variations.
This book accomplishes its goal. By giving you simple recipes for Lebanese foods that we are familiar with, she ensures that the cuisine lives on. This is an especially appealing book for those who are concerned about their diets or are vegetarians looking for food that is not only good for you but taste good too.
- Teantae Turner "sistert"
Great recipes I was a little leery of Lebanese food before I tried some of the
recipes in this book --- but WOW!. They were delicious and surprisingly
easy to make. I went through the whole book already and now I'm making
my favorites again.
- A Customer
Best Lebanese Cookbook on the Market Mrs. Kalush has made my favorite Lebanese dishes a joy to prepare. The
recipes are clear and simple; the pictures are fabulous! Even I,
anything but a "seasoned" cook, can prepare these. Living in a small
city with no Middle Eastern restaurants, this cookbook has become one
of my favorites. Of special importance to me are the nutritional values
included in each recipe. I hope Mrs. Kalush will not stop at this first
endeavor...she has an extraordinary talent!