Category Archives: Recipes and How-tos

Kibbeh mortar (Jurn)

Not so long ago, every Lebanese home had one of those in the kitchen; called a jeren, this mortar was cut out of solid rock and weighed at least a hundred pounds. We had one;  my mother was fortunate enough to be able to enlist a cook (with adequate girth) named Apple (Teffaha) to pound the […]

Internet Down in Lebanon

There’s been a severe outage in Lebanon and the country is left without Internet. Posts will resume shortly. -Nick [Translate]

Making stuffed onion skins (Video-clip)

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Kurdish kibbeh (video)


Mysterious kitchen tool

Found this in a Beirut supermarket; it is a rolling pin with stationary blades (one inch or so apart). Can anybody guess what it is used for? [Translate]