My 5 Favourite Food Destinations.

Beirut, Lebanon When I was first offered the opportunity to go and work in Beirut back in 2009, it is safe to say that it was the Lebanese cuisine – not to mention the wine – that lured me there without so much as a second thought. 

Lake Qu’aroun, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

Last Summer whilst I was still living in Kuwait, I managed to escape to Lebanon every few weeks or so, mostly to Beirut but when I visited last August we decided we would escape the humidity of Beirut and head to the Bekaa, specifically Lake Qu’aroun in the South. We stayed in the Hotel Khreizat which one imagines…

National Tabbouleh Day, July 7th, 2012

National Tabbouleh Day (www.nationaltabboulehday.com) came about in 2001 when famous Lebanese artist Ricardo Mbarkho designated the first Saturday in July to be National Tabbouleh Day http://www.ricardombarkho.com/. The coming years saw growing momentum in support of this celebration of one of Lebanons most famous dishes and in 2007 the day received the backing of the Ministry of Tourism. This classic Lebanese…