Zaatar flatbread (manooshe)

For close to twenty years I could not go back to Beirut; I dreamt of this manooshe with zaatar and olive oil and tomatoes and cucumbers…baked fresh in the morning from the corner bakery…this pie encapsulated all of my nostalgic feelings..I still have to wait to get to Beirut to...
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How to eat!

I remember being taught how to break the “khoobz”(bread) around 6 or 7 years of age. Very simply, cut a small piece of pita bread, around 2 inches across, and pinch it: the object is to cup it in order to scoop out as much food as possible…at breakfast time we...
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Beirut, Lebanon

Roaming around Ain Mreisse with my friend Faysal, a budding playwright, chewing on many lahmajoons, and discussing literature and theatre …Sitting with my Teta Nabiha at a small table in Al-Ajami restaurant downtown savoring ever so slowly a rose-flavored booza (ice-cream)…going out to eat chicken shawarma at Marroush near the...
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