Simply Lebanese

Author: Ina'am Atalla
Publisher: Garnet Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1859643434
Category: Cooking
Page: 240
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Ina''am Atalla introduces us to the exotic flavours and colours of Lebanese cuisine using an abundance of wholesome ingredients, combined with fresh herbs and subtle spices, to make delicious and healthy dishes. This book is the product of her wealth of experience and her desire to dispel the complexities and mysteries surrounding Middle Eastern cookery by using simple techniques and easily available ingredients. With her obvious enthusiasm, the author inspires the reader to attempt a variety of easy-to-follow recipes, from the simplest soup to the more complicated main course, and from traditional recipes such as tabbouleh and kibbeh to the more unusual and creative variations that have been developed by her for the menu at her restaurant. Your level of experience is immaterial: supplemented by beautiful colour photography, Ina''am''s anecdotes and tips for the cook create the illusion that this is a personal cookery lesson between author and reader, while the book as a whole remains simply a pleasure to read.

Simply Lebanese: 30 Recipes from the Heart of Lebanon

Author: Ghada Basma
Publisher: Blurb
ISBN: 9781389051487
Category: Cooking
Page: 84
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SIMPLY LEBANESE is a collection of 30 simple and easy-to-follow traditional Lebanese recipes. From savory dishes containing an exotic blend of Middle-Eastern spices and fresh herbs to desserts infused with floral waters, this book provides an authentic glimpse into Lebanese home cooking.

Language, Memory, and Identity in the Middle East

The Case for Lebanon
Author: Franck Salameh
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739137406
Category: Social Science
Page: 332
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Language, Memory, and Identity in the Middle East differs from traditional modern Middle East scholarship in that it reevaluates the images and perceptions that specialists-and Middle Easterners themselves-have normalized and intellectualized about the region, often with a patronizing rejection of the legitimacy and authenticity of non-Arab Middle Eastern peoples, and a refusal to attribute the Middle East's pathologies to causes outside the traditional Arab-Israeli and post-colonial paradigms.

Reviving Phoenicia

The Search for Identity in Lebanon
Author: Asher Kaufman
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 178076779X
Category: History
Page: 288
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Reviving Phoenicia follows the social, intellectual and political development of the Phoenician myth of origin in Lebanon from the middle of the nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth. Asher Kaufman demonstrates the role played by the lay, liberal Syrian-Lebanese who resided in Beirut, Alexandria and America towards the end of the nineteenth century in the birth and dissemination of this myth. Kaufman investigates the crucial place Phoenicianism occupied in the formation of Greater Lebanon in 1920. He also explores the way the Jesuit Order and the French authorities propagated this myth during the mandate years. The book also analyzes literary writings of different Lebanese who advocated this myth, and of others who opposed it. Finally, Reviving Phoenicia provides an overview of Phoenicianism from independence in 1943 to the present, demonstrating that despite the general objection to this myth, some aspects of it entered mainstream Lebanese national narratives. Kaufman's work will be vital reading for anyone interested in the birth of modern Lebanon as we know it today.


The Politics of a Penetrated Society
Author: Tom Najem
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134479123
Category: History
Page: 176
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In a time of great political change and unrest in the Middle East, this highly topical text offers a succinct account of the contemporary political environment in Lebanon. Tom Najem provides both a developed understanding of the pre-civil war system and an analysis of how circumstances resulting from the civil war combined with essential pre-war elements to define politics in Lebanon. Systematically exploring Lebanon’s history, society and politics, the author stresses the importance of the crucial role of external actors in the Lebanese system. The analysis encompasses: the formation of the state weaknesses and dynamics of the Lebanese state the civil war post-war government and change the Lebanese economy foreign policy. Written in a clear and accessible manner, this book fills a conspicuous gap in the existing academic literature on Lebanon. It will be of interest not only to students of international politics and Middle East studies, but also to anyone travelling in or wanting to learn more about the region.

Lebanese Blonde

Author: Joseph Geha
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472118455
Category: Fiction
Page: 285
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The story of two Lebanese immigrant cousins who concoct a scheme to import a potent strain of hashish into the United States, using the family's mortuary business as a cover

Taste of Beirut

175+ Delicious Lebanese Recipes from Classics to Contemporary to Mezzes and More
Author: Joumana Accad
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 0757317707
Category: Cooking
Page: 320
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Joumana Accad, creator of the blog, is a native Lebanese, a trained pastry chef, and professional caterer. In her debut cookbook, the The Taste of Beirut, she shares her heritage through exquisite food and anecdotes, teaching anyone from newbies to foodies how to master traditional Lebanese cuisine. With over 150 recipes inspired by her Teta (grandmother) in their family's kitchen, Accad captures the fabulous flavors of the Middle East and makes them completely accessible to home cooks. Each recipe features step-by-step instructions, Accad's warm teaching style, and breathtaking color photographs that will make mouths water

A History of Modern Lebanon

Author: Fawwaz Traboulsi
Publisher: Pluto Press
ISBN: 9780745324371
Category: History
Page: 320
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-- A stunning history of Lebanon over five centuries --"Skillfully weaving together social, political, cultural and economic history, this deeply informed and penetrating study provides a rich understanding of the vibrant, tragic, but ever hopeful Leban

Sri Lankan Housemaids in Lebanon

A Case of 'symbolic Violence' and 'everyday Forms of Resistance'
Author: Nayla Moukarbel
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9089640517
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 252
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This study unravels the real dynamics at stake within the Lebanese Madame/Sri Lankan housemaid relationship. Unraveled in this book are the real dynamics at stake in the Madame/housemaid relationship. While cases of extreme physical abuse by the Lebanese women who hire housemaids - Madames - are an exception, what has become normalised are more insidious patterns of domination used to control each and every aspect of their employees' lives. For their part, Sri Lankan housemaids are not merely passive victims. Away from direct provocation and first-hand repercussions, they try to deflect what Pierre Bourdieu has called 'symbolic violence'. These attempts at 'everyday forms of resistance', as defined by James Scott, can help loosen their employers' grip. Yet, as this unprecedented study shows, the Madame/housemaid relationship and the rules that govern it remain under the managerial hold of the Madame.

Flying Sheikh

Author: Najib Alamuddin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780704301061
Category: History
Page: 288
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Violence and Diplomacy in Lebanon

Author: Elie A. Salem
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781850438359
Category: History
Page: 296
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Political violence in Lebanon was a permanent feature of international news bulletins during the 1980s. Beginning with the Israeli invasion and bombing of Beirut, the Sabra and Chatila massacres, the ejection of the PLO and the Syrian occupation of the north and east, Lebanon in these years became the site for regional and international conflict, played out through its warring communities. By its very nature discreet, even secretive, diplomacy, whether on the international or domestic stage, was a crucial dimension of the Lebanese war which still awaits documentation. This insider's memoir comes from one who, for most of the 1980s, was at the centre of diplomatic efforts to bring the conflict to an end. As foreign minister, and then adviser, to the Lebanese president, Elie Salem witnessed the day-to-day events of the three main phases of the decade: the Reagan administration's frustrated attempt to broker an agreement that would get the Israeli - later the Syrian - army out of Lebanon; the desperate years 1984-87, when killings and kidnappings isolated the population from the world; and the revival of diplomacy after Syria signalled its readiness for a rapprochement with Washington, finally leading to a settlement that in some ways set the scene for the Arab-Israeli peace accord, a few years later.

Alice's Kitchen

My Grandmother Dalal & Mother Alice's Traditional Lebanese Cooking
Author: Linda Dalal Sawaya
Publisher: Franklin Beedle & Associates
ISBN: 9780966049220
Category: Cooking
Page: 248
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Healthy recipes based on a traditional healthy Mediterranean diet---from the mountains of Lebanon as brought to America by an immigrant family, generously seasoned with sprinklings of memoir. Alice's Kitchen includes recipes for traditional, famililar, and favorite dishes such as hommous and tabbouli to more unusual recipes for making cheese, curing olives, making Lebanes ice cream, and baking Arabic bread. Includes many vegetarian recipes as the Lebanese diet is vegetable and grain based with small amounts of lamb, which is typical of Asian cuisines. Chapters include recipes for appetizers, cheese and yogurt, soups, salads, lamb, chicken, fish, vegetarian entrées, breads and savory pastries, sweet pastries, preserves, herbs, spices & fragrant waters. Includes cultural and historical information, suggested menus, glossary, index, and many b/w illustrations and photos--both historical and illustrative.


Preserving Foods for the Lebanese Pantry
Author: Barbara Abdeni Massaad
Publisher: Interlink Books
ISBN: 9781566560368
Category: COOKING
Page: 592
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PRESERVING FOOD AND CULTURE THE LEBANESE WAY -- The very best memories connecting us to time and place are often stimulated by the tastes and smells of our childhood. Freshly-baked bread, hot from the oven, sweet homemade jam dribbling down our chins, or the burst of flavor in each dried grape?these memories bring a smile to our faces even as they call to mind the people who made them possible. Do you remember working alongside your grandmother as she lovingly preserved garden-fresh foods to set back for the winter? You watched Jiddo (grandfather) patiently prepare his arak, but could you reproduce his efforts from memory? Are you lucky enough that they kept written records of recipes gleaned from family history and years of experience? If so, count yourself among the very fortunate minority. The reality for many of us is that we no longer enjoy such a strong connection to our culinary roots. As much as we might wish the contrary, the beauty and simplicity of home-preserved pantry items, the mouneh, taken for granted during our childhood, often seems a lifetime away. In Barbara Abdeni Massaad?s book, Mouneh: Preserving Foods for the Lebanese Pantry, we?ve been thrown a lifeline to a piece of our cultural and culinary identity. So many things we would love to recreate for our own families become possible within these pages, thanks to the author?s diligent research, stunning photography, simply presented instructions and delightful stories.

Salafism in Lebanon

From Apoliticism to Transnational Jihadism
Author: Robert G. Rabil
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1626161178
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
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Salafism, comprised of fundamentalist Islamic movements whose adherents consider themselves the only “saved” sect of Islam, has been little studied, remains shrouded in misconceptions, and has provoked new interest as Salafists have recently staked a claim to power in some Arab states while spearheading battles against “infidel” Arab regimes during recent rebellions in the Arab world. Robert G. Rabil examines the emergence and development of Salafism into a prominent religious movement in Lebanon, including the ideological and sociopolitical foundation that led to the three different schools of Salafism in Lebanon: quietist Salafists, Haraki (active) Salafists; and Salafi Jihadists. Emphasizing their manhaj (methodology) toward politics, the author surveys Salafists’ ideological transformation from opponents to supporters of political engagement. Their antagonism to Hezbollah, which they denounce as the party of Satan, has risen exponentially following the party’s seizure of Beirut in 2008 and support of the tyrannical Syrian regime. Salafism in Lebanon also demonstrates how activists and jihadi Salafists, in response to the political weakness of Sunni leadership, have threatened regional and international security by endorsing violence and jihad. Drawing on field research trips, personal interviews, and Arabic primary sources, the book explores the relationship between the ideologies of the various schools of Salafism and their praxis in relation to Lebanese politics. The book should interest students and scholars of Islamic movements, international affairs, politics and religion, and radical groups and terrorism.

A Taste of Lebanon

Cooking Today the Lebanese Way
Author: Mary Salloum
Publisher: Centax Books
ISBN: 9780919845053
Category: Cooking
Page: 194
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