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Joumana Accad

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I am Joumana Accad and was born and raised in Beirut. I completed high school in France and moved to the US in 1979. I am the mother of two grown children and a former school teacher, pastry chef, caterer and translator. Taste of Beirut started as a blog in 2009 and its main purpose was to share my beloved Lebanese heritage with the world through recipes, anecdotes, and cultural tidbits.

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Taste of Beirut

My Cookbook

Learn how to bring Lebanese tastes and techniques to your kitchen! Throughout the book, Joumana gives life to the rich, complex, and delicious flavors of the Middle East, teaching anyone from newbies to foodies how to master traditional Mediterranean cuisine. Inside, you will find:

-175+ Recipes
-Simple cooking tips and tricks
-Genuine Lebanese anecdotes
-How to cook Lebanese
-How to keep it vegan
-And a whole lot more!

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Grape molasses cookies

I have been meaning to try making these cookies, simply because I consume a ton of them. They are popular in the Chouf mountains where folks like to boast of their ancestral traditions and love for their land. Grape molasses is made by taking lots of grapes (the sweetest variety) to the community press and boiling the juice with some local...
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