Category Archives: Lebanese chefs

An artisan pastry chef in Beirut

Whenever I make a trip to Souk elTayeb in downtown Beirut, I know there is one stop I will make every time:  AnneMarie‘s. I have had pastries  from the best: in Paris at Pierre Hermé or Ladurée or Fauchon. I still prefer Anne-Marie’s. Eggplant pies, banana cream tartes, meat pies or  her tartes Tatin are just […]

Tamryeh in Deir El-Kamar

  Almost everyone you meet in Beirut comes from a specific village outside of the city. My family is no exception. On my mother’s side, our roots are in Deir el-Kamar, also known as the City of Emirs (Princes); in my own prejudiced view, it is the most beautiful small town in Lebanon. Not only for the […]

Anne-Marie Bassoul, Artisan Pastry Chef

If you are in Beirut and happen to be in the mood for handmade and mouthwatering French pastries, look no further. Anne-Marie Bassoul, a Beirut native, has trained at various prestigious pastry shops in Paris for many years and decided to grace the locals with her creations. I tasted her mille-feuilles aux pralines and thought […]
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