Press

Awards & Nominations

  • foodelia

    Foodelia

    2016 | www.foodelia.us

    Foodelia Photography awards 2016.

  • Saveur Magazine

    www.saveur.com

    Nominated by Saveur Magazine “Top Six Regional Food Blogs 2012.”

  • PBS Food

    December 27, 2011 | www.pbs.org/food/

    Selected as one of five top blog posts for 2011.

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  • chowhound

    Chowhound

    www.chowhound.com

    Selected by Chowhound as the reference for all things Lebanese in their mobile application.

Television & Presentations

Middle East

  • sharjah book fair

    Sharjah International Book Fair

    November 2-4, 2016 | www.sharjahbookfair.com

    Three cooking demonstrations at the Sharjah International Book Fair in the UAE.

  • sharjah-tv

    Sharjah TV

    November 2016 | www.youtube.com/user/shjtvonline

    Several live TV interviews during the Sharjah International Book Fair event.

  • LBC-Sat

    Beirut, Lebanon

  • moulinex

    Moulinex Middle East

    Hekayat el Forn Joumana’s journey.

    Watch

United States

  • sabra

    Sabra

    Presentation and demo at Sabra as a “Chef or Culinary Ambassador of Lebanese Cuisine.”

  • daytime

    Daytime

    Tampa, Florida

    Ma’amoul cookies are made on Daytime TV.

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  • fox-video

    Fox TV

    Dallas, TX

    Pumpkin Hummus demo on the local Fox station.

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  • al-hurra tv

    AL-Hurra TV (US)

    2 interviews.



Radio & Podcasts

  • martha-stewart-living-radio

    Martha Stewart Living Radio

    Sirius 112/XM 157

    Two interviews.

  • ABC Talk Radio

    Guest on “Food and Wine with Chef Jamie Gwen.”

  • Biz Talk Radio

    www.biztalkradio.com

    Two interviews on “America’s Dining & Travel Guide.”

  • Blog Talk Radio

    www.blogtalkradio.com/grilliantideas

    Guest on “Grilliant Ideas Radio.”

  • womens-radio

    Women’s Radio

    www.womensradio.com

    Mother’s Day interview.

  • The Food and Wine Radio Network

    Interview.

  • KNSS Newsradio

    Guest on “The Good Life.”

  • KSCO AM

    Guest on “Flavors with Greg & Marlene Burch.”

  • WKBK

    Two interviews on “What’s Cookin’ with Luca.”

  • WTBF AM/FM

    On air review of the cookbook.

  • WVBG

    Guest on “Newstalk 1490” with David Boolos.

  • the-dinner-special

    The Dinner Special Podcast

    August 3, 2016 | www.thedinnerspecial.com

    Guest on Episode 134.

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  • code-delicious

    Code Delicious with Dr. Mike Fenster

    March 30, 2016 | www.radiomd.com/show/code-delicious

    Guest on episode titled “Lebanese Cuisine: Easy Dishes You Can Prepare at Home.”

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  • on-the-menu

    On the Menu Podcast

    November 30, 2014 | www.onthemenuradio.com

    Guest on episode titled “An interesting Ethnic Mix.”

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Print & Online

Canada

  • Readers Digest

    Recipes in Reader’s Digest, Canada:

    Summer Crepe recipe and photograph.
    Fish Shawarma recipe and photograph.

  • Scene Magazine

    London, ON

    Cookbook review with photograph.

  • kilted-chef

    The Kilted Chef

    September 26, 2014 | www.kiltedchef.ca

    Cookbook review with recipe and photograph.

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Middle East

Holland

Italy

Scotland

Taiwan

  • dai-phat

    Dai Phat Food Co., Ltd

    Recipe and Photographs.

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States

  • Shape Magazine

    www.shape.com

    Recipe for Taro in Cilantro Pesto.

  • The Daily Meal

    February 10, 2015 | www.thedailymeal.com

    Interview in a post titled “Authentic Lebanese Cooking is Easier Than You Think” plus a recipe and photograph for Beet Hummus.

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  • Ladue News

    St. Louis, MO | December 26, 2014 | www.laduenews.com

    Cookbook recommendation in a holiday round up of “Cookbooks of the Year.”

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  • Lehigh Valley Live

    Easton, PA | December 12, 2014 | www.lehighvalleylive.com

    Recipe in article titled “Holiday Treats from Around the World: Lebanese Oatmeal Cookies.”

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  • Hill Rag Magazine

    Washington, DC | December 10, 2014 | www.capitalcommunitynews.com

    Review/part of holiday round up titled “Books for Cooks.”

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  • Saratogian

    Saratoga Springs, NY | December 8, 2014 | www.saratogian.com

    Cookbook review and recommendation in an article titled “Books for Cooks: Get Yourself in the Kitchen.”

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  • Cooking With Amy

    November 28, 2014 | www.cookingwithamy.blogspot.com

    Cookbook review and recommendation in post titled “Mediterranean Cookbook Reviews.”

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  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    St. Louis, MO | November 5, 2014 | www.stltoday.com

    Mention and quote in article titled “A new look for your lunchbox: Hummus.”

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  • New Jersey Monthly

    New Jersey | October 10, 2014 | www.njmonthly.com

    Cookbook review and recipe in “Table Hopping with Rosie.”

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  • What about the Food?

    October 4, 2014 | www.whataboutthefood.com

    Cookbook review, recipe and photographs.

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  • Levana’s Whole Foods Kitchen

    October 1, 2014 | www.levanacooks.com

    Cookbook review.

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  • Girl Gone Mom

    September 21, 2014 | www.girlgonemom.com

    Spinach Turnovers recipe from the cookbook.

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  • Providence Journal

    Providence, RI | September 10, 2014 | www.providencejournal.com

    Cookbook review, recipes and photographs in an article titled “Culture, cuisine and memories in ‘Taste of Beirut’.”

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  • The Intelligencer. Wheeling News-Register

    Aug. 2011 | www.theintelligencer.net

  • Luxuria Lifestyle

    August 26, 2014 | www.luxurialifestyle.com

    Cookbook review and photographs.

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  • The Fresno Bee

    Fresno, CA | August 25, 2014 | www.fresnobee.com

    Reprint of News & Observer hummus story.

  • The News & Observer

    Raleigh, NC | August 19, 2014 | www.newsobserver.com

    Mention and quote in article titled “Hummus: A new look for your lunchbox.”

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  • Star Chefs

    July 2014 | www.starchefs.com

    Press release for cookbook.

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  • Living Green Magazine

    August 2011 | www.livinggreenmag.com

    Article with recipe and photograph of Dilled Crepes with Fava Bean and Rice Salad.

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  • Focus on Women Magazine

    July/August 2011 | www.focusonwomenmagazine.net

  • lempert-report

    Food, Nutrition & Science

    July 25, 2011

    Interview in the Lempert Report newsletter.

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  • The Things We Get

    June 21, 2011 | www.tastecincinnati-food.blogspot.com

    Mention and Recipes in post titled “A Bounty of Fresh Herbs and Spices Creates a Summertime Mediterranean Feast.”

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  • Boom Magazine

    Raleigh, NC | June 2011 | www.boomnc.com

  • d-magazine

    D Magazine

    Dallas, TX | May 23, 2011 | www.dmagazine.com

    Feature with Fish Shawarma Sandwich recipe and Monk’s Salad (Al-Raheb) recipe in an article titled “Dallas’ Lebanese Chef Joumana Accad Wants You to Make the Most of the Farmers Market.”

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  • The Orange County Register

    Orange County, CA | March 2011 | www.ocregister.com

  • Basil Magazine

    2011 | www.basilmagazine.com

    Series of nine articles (including recipes and photographs) about Lebanese cuisine and culture.

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  • Access Line

    accesslineiowa.com

    Farmer’s Market recipes and photographs.

  • Austin Food Magazine

    Austin, TX | austinfoodstyle.com

    Cookbook review, recipe, photographs and video.

  • Chef Magazine

    www.chefmagazine.com

    Monk’s Salad recipe and photograph.

  • Columbia Daily Tribune

    Columbia, MO | www.columbiatribune.com

    Mentioned in food story/recipe.

  • desserts

    Desserts Magazine

    www.dessertsmagazine.com

    Four full-page recipes.

  • Edge Media Network

    www.edgeonthenet.com

    Apple Dumpling recipe and photograph.
    Summer recipe and photographs.

  • Food Arts

    www.foodarts.com

    Cookbook review and photograph posted in “Seen & Read” section.

  • Food Management Magazine

    www.food-management.com

  • Fooducopia

    www.fooducopia.com

    Chef tip on hummus along with photograph.

  • Food Service East Magazine

    Boston, MA | www.foodserviceeast.com

    Review and photograph.

  • Las Vegas Review-Journal

    Las Vegas, NV | www.reviewjournal.com

    Cookbook review and photograph.

  • Romantic Homes Magazine

    www.romantichomes.com

  • She Knows

    www.sheknows.com

    Brownie recipe and photograph.
    Monk’s Salad recipe and photograph.

  • Today’s Dietitian Magazine

    www.todaysdietitian.com

    Summer recipes and photographs.
    Fish Shawarma recipe and photograph.
    Monk’s Salad recipe and photograph.

  • Valley News

    White River Junction, VT

    Cookbook review, recipes and photographs.

  • whyy

    WHYY

    www.whyy.org

    Recipes and photographs.