Awards & Nominations

  • foodelia


    2016 |

    Foodelia Photography awards 2016.

  • Saveur Magazine

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

  • PBS Food

    December 27, 2011 |

    Selected as one of five top blog posts for 2011.


  • chowhound


    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 |

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

  • sharjah-tv

    Sharjah TV

    November 2016 |

    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.


United States

  • sabra


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

  • daytime


    Tampa, Florida

    Ma’amoul cookies are made on Daytime TV.


  • fox-video

    Fox TV

    Dallas, TX

    Pumpkin Hummus demo on the local Fox station.


  • 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

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

  • Blog Talk Radio

    Guest on “Grilliant Ideas Radio.”

  • womens-radio

    Women’s Radio

    Mother’s Day interview.

  • The Food and Wine Radio Network


  • KNSS Newsradio

    Guest on “The Good Life.”


    Guest on “Flavors with Greg & Marlene Burch.”

  • WKBK

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


    On air review of the cookbook.

  • WVBG

    Guest on “Newstalk 1490” with David Boolos.

  • the-dinner-special

    The Dinner Special Podcast

    August 3, 2016 |

    Guest on Episode 134.


  • code-delicious

    Code Delicious with Dr. Mike Fenster

    March 30, 2016 |

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


  • on-the-menu

    On the Menu Podcast

    November 30, 2014 |

    Guest on episode titled “An interesting Ethnic Mix.”


Print & Online


  • 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 |

    Cookbook review with recipe and photograph.


Middle East





  • dai-phat

    Dai Phat Food Co., Ltd

    Recipe and Photographs.

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States

  • Shape Magazine

    Recipe for Taro in Cilantro Pesto.

  • The Daily Meal

    February 10, 2015 |

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


  • Ladue News

    St. Louis, MO | December 26, 2014 |

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


  • Lehigh Valley Live

    Easton, PA | December 12, 2014 |

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


  • Hill Rag Magazine

    Washington, DC | December 10, 2014 |

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


  • Saratogian

    Saratoga Springs, NY | December 8, 2014 |

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


  • Cooking With Amy

    November 28, 2014 |

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


  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    St. Louis, MO | November 5, 2014 |

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


  • New Jersey Monthly

    New Jersey | October 10, 2014 |

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


  • What about the Food?

    October 4, 2014 |

    Cookbook review, recipe and photographs.


  • Levana’s Whole Foods Kitchen

    October 1, 2014 |

    Cookbook review.


  • Girl Gone Mom

    September 21, 2014 |

    Spinach Turnovers recipe from the cookbook.


  • Providence Journal

    Providence, RI | September 10, 2014 |

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


  • The Intelligencer. Wheeling News-Register

    Aug. 2011 |

  • Luxuria Lifestyle

    August 26, 2014 |

    Cookbook review and photographs.


  • The Fresno Bee

    Fresno, CA | August 25, 2014 |

    Reprint of News & Observer hummus story.

  • The News & Observer

    Raleigh, NC | August 19, 2014 |

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


  • Star Chefs

    July 2014 |

    Press release for cookbook.


  • Living Green Magazine

    August 2011 |

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


  • Focus on Women Magazine

    July/August 2011 |

  • lempert-report

    Food, Nutrition & Science

    July 25, 2011

    Interview in the Lempert Report newsletter.


  • The Things We Get

    June 21, 2011 |

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


  • Boom Magazine

    Raleigh, NC | June 2011 |

  • d-magazine

    D Magazine

    Dallas, TX | May 23, 2011 |

    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.”


  • The Orange County Register

    Orange County, CA | March 2011 |

  • Basil Magazine

    2011 |

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


  • Access Line

    Farmer’s Market recipes and photographs.

  • Austin Food Magazine

    Austin, TX |

    Cookbook review, recipe, photographs and video.

  • Chef Magazine

    Monk’s Salad recipe and photograph.

  • Columbia Daily Tribune

    Columbia, MO |

    Mentioned in food story/recipe.

  • desserts

    Desserts Magazine

    Four full-page recipes.

  • Edge Media Network

    Apple Dumpling recipe and photograph.
    Summer recipe and photographs.

  • Food Arts

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

  • Food Management Magazine

  • Fooducopia

    Chef tip on hummus along with photograph.

  • Food Service East Magazine

    Boston, MA |

    Review and photograph.

  • Las Vegas Review-Journal

    Las Vegas, NV |

    Cookbook review and photograph.

  • Romantic Homes Magazine

  • She Knows

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

  • Today’s Dietitian Magazine

    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


    Recipes and photographs.