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 TasteOfBeirut.com, 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

Day of Honey

A Memoir of Food, Love, and War
Author: Annia Ciezadlo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416583947
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 382
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The author discusses her marriage to a man from Beirut, the bond she forged with her Lebanese in-laws, and how she found love, good food, and a meaningful life, despite dividing her time between wartorn Iraq and Lebanon.

Sweet Treats around the World: An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture

An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
Author: Timothy G. Roufs,Kathleen Smyth Roufs
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610692217
Category: Cooking
Page: 623
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From apple pie to baklava, cannoli to gulab jamun, sweet treats have universal appeal in countries around the world. This encyclopedia provides a comprehensive look at global dessert culture. • Discusses iconic desserts and sweet treats in their cultural and historical contexts in North and Latin America; the Caribbean; Europe; North Africa and the Middle East; Sub-Saharan Africa; Central, South, and East Asia; and the Pacific • Feeds into the World Geography database and allows students of geography, social studies, language, and anthropology to examine cultural trends and make cross-cultural connections • Looks at regional desserts across the United States • Includes a selection of contributed family recipes from around the world to provide hands-on learning • Features sidebars of interesting, fun facts and anecdotes relating to desserts and sweet treats

Return to the Little Coffee Shop of Kabul

Author: Deborah Rodriguez
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0751561479
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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Six women forever joined by a little cafe in Kabul Sunny, former proprietor of the Little Coffee Shop and new owner of the Screaming Peacock vineyard. Can she handle the challenges of life on her own? Yasmina, the young mother who now runs the cafe, until a terrifying event strikes at the heart of her family and business... Layla and Kat Afghan teenagers in America, struggling to make sense of their place in the world... Zara, about to be forced into a marriage which will have devastating consequences... These women are about to learn what Halajan, Yazmina's rebellious mother-in-law, has known all along: when the world as you know it disappears, you find a new way to live. Reuniting us with the much-loved cast of the international bestseller, The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul. Deborah Rodriguez tells an inspiring story of women's strength and courage in a changing world.

A taste of thyme

culinary cultures of the Middle East
Author: Sami Zubaida,Richard Tapper,Claudia Roden,University of London. Centre of Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Company
Category: Cooking
Page: 302
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Includes information on Afghanistan, alcohol, almonds, Araqi people, Azarbayjan, barley, butchers, butter, cheese, coffee, color of food, dates, eggs, Egypt, fish, Gilanis, Greece and Greeks, honey, India, Iran, Islam, Islamic Revolution, Israel, Istanbul, Kurds, Kurdistan, Lebanon, meat milk, Morocco, Ottoman Empire, Ramadan, rice, soup, sugar, Syria, Turkey and Turks, water, wine, women, yoghurt (yogurt), etc.

The Taste of Hidden Things

Images of the Sufi Path
Author: Sara Sviri
Publisher: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 275
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The wisdom, metaphysical boldness, and lyrical passion of the great Sufi Masters, past and present, mingles with the actual experiences of contemporary seekers to provide a vivid, indelible, and heartfelt description of this ancient path. Special emphasis is given to excerpts from the work of the 9th-century mystic, Al-Hakim at-Tirmidhi (including teaching dreams of his wife), available here for the first time in English.

Taste of Modernity

Sufism, Salafiyya, and Arabism in Late Ottoman Damascus
Author: Itzchak Weismann
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Category: Architecture
Page: 343
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This study examines the conceptual and social responses among the three consecutive Islamic reform trends of nineteenth-century Damascus - the Naqshbandi order, the Akbari theosophy, and the Salafi tendency - to the two-fold challenge of modernity: Ottoman state formation and European economic penetration.

Clinical Medicine Research History at the American University of Beirut, Faculty of Medicine 1920-1974

Author: Mounir(Munir) E Nassar, M.D., FACP
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1490832785
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 174
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This is a historical document of the origin and progress of clinical medicine research at the AUB School of Medicine from 1920–1974 and a synopsis of the founding of the Syrian Protestant College by Presbyterian missionaries. Later on the college became known the American University of Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon (1920). Throughout the manuscript, the author attempts to comment on certain important clinical research as well as his journey into clinical research both in Lebanon and in the United States. An interesting section of the book includes the discovery of the pulmonary circulation by Ibn an-Nafis.

The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power

Author: Kim Ghattas
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 080509833X
Category: Political Science
Page: 368
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The first inside account to be published about Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state, anchored by Ghattas's own perspective and her quest to understand America's place in the world In November 2008, Hillary Clinton agreed to work for her former rival. As President Barack Obama's secretary of state, she set out to repair America's image around the world—and her own. For the following four years, BBC foreign correspondent Kim Ghattas had unparalleled access to Clinton and her entourage, and she weaves a fast-paced, gripping account of life on the road with Clinton in The Secretary. With the perspective of one who is both an insider and an outsider, Ghattas draws on extensive interviews with Clinton, administration officials, and players in Washington as well as overseas, to paint an intimate and candid portrait of one of the most powerful global politicians. Filled with fresh insights, The Secretary provides a captivating analysis of Clinton's brand of diplomacy and the Obama administration's efforts to redefine American power in the twenty-first century. Populated with a cast of real-life characters, The Secretary tells the story of Clinton's transformation from popular but polarizing politician to America's envoy to the world in compelling detail and with all the tension of high stakes diplomacy. From her evolving relationship with President Obama to the drama of WikiLeaks and the turmoil of the Arab Spring, we see Clinton cheerfully boarding her plane at 3 a.m. after no sleep, reading the riot act to the Chinese, and going through her diplomatic checklist before signing on to war in Libya—all the while trying to restore American leadership in a rapidly changing world. Viewed through Ghattas's vantage point as a half-Dutch, half-Lebanese citizen who grew up in the crossfire of the Lebanese civil war, The Secretary is also the author's own journey as she seeks to answer the questions that haunted her childhood. How powerful is America really? And, if it is in decline, who or what will replace it and what will it mean for America and the world?

Out of Beirut

Author: Suzanne Cotter,Modern Art Oxford
Publisher: N.A
Category: Art, Lebanese
Page: 119
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Beirut had been a renowned resort and a center of culture and style for hundreds of years, when, in the late twentieth century, it became the site of terrible violence and trauma. More than 15 years after the official end of Lebanon's civil war in 1990, political instability, bombings and assassinations still dominate the international headlines, obscuring years of swift change. In that time, Beirut became fertile ground for radical and innovative art-making and critical thought. "Out of Beirut" introduces new and recent work by artists who have been at the forefront of that activity, and who, in this new time of turmoil and change, will be watching Beirut's fate closely, chronicling it, and perhaps by their responses, changing it. With work by Fadi Abdallah, Gilbert Hage, Heartland, Bernard Khoury, Rabib Mroue, Walid Raad, Walid Sadek, Jalal Toufic, Paola Yacoub and Michel Lasserre and Akram Zaatari, among others.


Author: Mathias Énard
Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3827073065
Category: Fiction
Page: 608
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Francis Mirkovic, alias Yves Deroy, sitzt im Pendolino von Mailand nach Rom, inkognito und erster Klasse reisend, und über ihm, mit einer Handschelle an der Gepäckstange gesichert, ein Metallkoffer voller Dokumente und Fotos - der ?Koffer voller Toten". Er enthält die Listen von Kriegsverbrechern, Waffenhändlern und Terroristen, die Francis als Agent des französischen Geheimdienstes in den Konfliktzonen des Mittelmeerraums zusammengestellt hat und an den Vatikan verkaufen will, um ein neues Leben zu beginnen. Erschöpft von Alkohol und Amphetaminen lässt er seinen Erinnerungen freien Lauf - an die Entsetzlichkeiten des Balkankrieges, in die er zwei Jahre als Söldner verwickelt war, an die Freunde, die neben ihm starben, an die Menschen von Algier bis Jerusalem, die er ausspionierte, an die Frauen, die er liebte: Stéphanie, die kein Kind ?mit einem Barbaren wie ihm" wollte, oder Sashka, die vielleicht noch in Rom auf ihn wartet. In einem einzigen Satz des symphonisch gestalteten inneren Monologs, im Stakkato des Nachtzugs, mäandernd, sich wiederholend, springt der Erzähler von Ereignis zu Ereignis - vom Blutbad der christlichen Phalange in Beirut 1982 zu Mussolinis Nordafrikakrieg, vom Den Haager Kriegsverbrecherprozess zu seinem Vater, der auf französischer Seite im Algerienkrieg folterte -, benennt die Gräuel aus der Geschichte und Gegenwart des Mittelmeers, die sich zu einem homerischen Fresko der Gewalt formen. Mit seinem Roman Zone erweist der junge Autor Énard einem Epos über den Krieg Reverenz, das zur Gründungsakte der europäischen Literatur wurde: Homers Ilias.

Beirut to Boston: A Cookbook

Comfort Food Inspired by a Rags-to-Restaurants Story
Author: Jay Hajj
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
ISBN: 1624143563
Category: Cooking
Page: 192
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Delicious Comfort Food Dishes Inspired by an Immigrant’s Story of Success Today, Mike’s City Diner is the destination for foodies from all over the world, but it didn’t always used to be this way. Jay Hajj was born in Beirut and came to Boston to flee the violence of the Lebanese Civil War. Packed with mouth-watering recipes and inspiring stories of perseverance and success, this cookbook highlights the turning points in Jay’s career and the food that defines them. Spanning decades of his life, Beirut to Boston includes the Southern-style breakfast that stole Bill Clinton’s heart, Guy Fieri’s favorite Thanksgiving sandwich, Ming Tsai’s special hummus recipe and the pâté of wartime reinvented. Combining his old-world techniques for traditional Lebanese dishes with his approach to modern American dishes, Jay showcases comfort food with unique and enticing flavors. Every page starts with an incredible story of struggle and triumph, and ends with what Jay Hajj is known best for: one-of-a-kind American food inspired by his Lebanese upbringing.

Rose Water and Orange Blossoms

Fresh & Classic Recipes from my Lebanese Kitchen
Author: Maureen Abood
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0762456043
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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Publishers Weekly's Top 10 Cookbooks for Spring 2015 Pomegranates and pistachios. Floral waters and cinnamon. Bulgur wheat, lentils, and succulent lamb. These were the lush ingredients of Maureen Abood's childhood, growing up as a Lebanese-American in Northern Michigan. As an adult, Maureen was able to use her culinary expertise to revisit the recipes she was reared on, and give them a contemporary American take. She first chronicled her riffs on traditional cuisine in her popular blog, Rose Water and Orange Blossoms. She now shares more than 100 of her innovative and classic Lebanese recipes in this cookbook of the same name. Taking a seasonal, ingredient-focused approach, Maureen presents irresistible dishes that will delight readers who yearn for evocative flavors and healthful components. Recipes include Pistachio Crusted White Fish, Stone Fruit Salad with Flower Waters and Shaved Coconut, and Spiced Sweet Bread with Rose Water Milk Glaze. Weaved throughout are Maureen's stories of her Lebanese upbringing, her travels, and life in a lakeside Michigan town. Rose Water and Orange Blossoms is a celebration of Middle East cuisine, and of using tradition as a springboard for newly delicious dishes.

A Taste for Home

The Modern Middle Class in Ottoman Beirut
Author: Toufoul Abou-Hodeib
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 1503601471
Category: History
Page: 280
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The "home" is a quintessentially quotidian topic, yet one at the center of global concerns: Consumption habits, aesthetic preferences, international trade, and state authority all influence the domestic sphere. For middle-class residents of late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Beirut, these debates took on critical importance. As Beirut was reshaped into a modern city, legal codes and urban projects pressed at the home from without, and imported commodities and new consumption habits transformed it from within. Drawing from rich archives in Arabic, Ottoman, French, and English—from advertisements and catalogues to previously unstudied government documents—A Taste for Home places the middle-class home at the intersection of local and global transformations. Middle-class domesticity took form between changing urbanity, politicization of domesticity, and changing consumption patterns. Transcending class-based aesthetic theories and static notions of "Westernization" alike, this book illuminates the self-representations and the material realities of an emerging middle class. Toufoul Abou-Hodeib offers a cultural history of late Ottoman Beirut that is at once global in the widest sense of the term and local enough to enter the most private of spaces.

Classical Islam

A Sourcebook of Religious Literature
Author: Norman Calder,Jawid Ahmad Mojaddedi,Andrew Rippin
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415240321
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 275
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This definitive sourcebook presents more than fifty authoritative new translations of key Islamic texts. Edited and translated by three leading specialists and clearly contextualized for introductory-level students, it illustrates the growth of Islamic thought from its seventh-century origins, through to the end of the medieval period. Eight thematically-organized sections cover the Qur'an and its interpretation, the life of Muhammad, hadith, law, ritual, mysticism, and Islamic history. Among the selections are Ibn 'Abbas's account of the heavenly journey; al-Taftazani on the uncreatedness of the Qur'an as God's speech; al-Farabi on the faculties of the soul; and extracts from Rumi's Mathnawi. Classical Islam includes a glossary, extensive bibliography and explanatory prefaces for each text. With many extracts translated here for the first time into English, this is an essential resource for the study of early and medieval Islam and its legacy.

Sword of Allah

Author: Marc Olden
Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers
ISBN: 9049984223
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Insane with grief, Sand vows to destroy a terrorist cabal Ever since he took the vows of the samurai, Robert Sand has been ready to die. But now, for the first time in his life, he has a reason to live. Her name is Ann, and he sits beside her, awaiting takeoff for Geneva, when terrorists seize the plane. Holding guns on the passengers and crew, they douse the cabin in liquor and light a fire that will burn until it reaches the gas tanks. The terrorists flee as smoke fills the plane, but one lingers—a Japanese killer with a vendetta against the black samurai. He puts two bullets in Ann’s back, and even Sand’s lightning reflexes are not fast enough to save her. The Sword of Allah, the most feared terrorist organization on the planet, planned the attack. Its next operation threatens to turn the Cold War up to a boil, but they made one foolish mistake. Robert Sand is angry, and will have his revenge.

Agents of Innocence: A Novel

Author: David Ignatius
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393066715
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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A "superlative spy novel" (New York Times) by the author of the bestselling espionage thrillers Body of Lies and The Director. Agents of Innocence is the book that established David Ignatius's reputation as a master of the novel of contemporary espionage. Into the treacherous world of shifting alliances and arcane subterfuge comes idealistic CIA man Tom Rogers. Posted in Beirut to penetrate the PLO and recruit a high-level operative, he soon learns the heavy price of innocence in a time and place that has no use for it.

Post-War Anglophone Lebanese Fiction

Author: Syrine Hout
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748669175
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 224
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This book examines the phenomenon of the post-civil war Anglophone Lebanese fictional narrative.