Winner of the Gourmand World Cookbook Award. Anyone who loves the simplicity of food and appreciates a good story will love this book from cover to cover.
My 2nd Book:
Winner of the Gourmand World Cookbook Award and the International Academy of Gastronomy. “Documenting traditions, recipes and rituals ensures their survival, it is vital work. Barbara Massaad’s beautiful new book Mouneh goes to the heart of Lebanese life. She is a writer and photographer, but above all she is a custodian of a wonderfully rich culture.” Alice Waters
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the ones less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost
Welcome to my Blog!
I have been meaning to create this blog for a long time. Why? I have been roaming Lebanon for years now and I have come to the conclusion that it is such a shame that I don't document these journeys on the net. What is a culinary journey one may ask? I shall tell you... It's taking the car early morning (after dropping the kids at the bus stop) and going with one's car on an adventure dealing mostly with FOOD, wonderful people, and amazing places. Food glorious food ... not everyone knows what they put in their mouths... not everyone knows the people and places that have to do with the last bite they just had ... So my aim in life... other than being a good wife and mother ... is to write culinary books on the matter. My first book was published in Dec. 2005 entitled Man'oushe: Inside the Street Corner Lebanese Bakery. My second book (which started the day after the launching of Man'oushe) is finally out. I will let you in on a little secret, when one publishes a book, it is like giving birth and sometimes authors experience baby blues. Mouneh was published in Nov. 2010, it deals with traditional food preservation. Yes, I am ready to start my third book now - it will deal with the subject of cheese making. Who knows where this journey will take me? In a nutshell, this is who I am!
Who says we can't grow Zaatar?
Zaatar fields in the Village of Zawtar el Sharkiyah in south Lebanon