Awards & Nominations

  • 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

United States

  • sabra


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

  • fox-video

    Fox TV

    Dallas, TX

    Pumpkin Hummus demo on the local Fox station.


Radio & Podcasts

  • ABC Talk Radio

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

  • Martha Stewart Living Radio

    Sirius 112/XM 157

    Two interviews.

  • The Dinner Special Podcast

    August 3, 2016 |

    Guest on Episode 134.


  • Code Delicious with Dr. Mike Fenster

    March 30, 2016 |

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


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.

Middle East





United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States

  • The Washington Post

    Washington Post

  • 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.


  • Star Chefs

    July 2014 |

    Press release for cookbook.


  • Chef Magazine

    Monk’s Salad recipe and photograph.

  • She Knows

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

  • 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.”


  • Desserts Magazine

    Four full-page recipes.

  • WHYY

    Recipes and photographs.

  • New Jersey Monthly

    New Jersey | October 10, 2014 |

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


  • Ladue News

    St. Louis, MO | December 26, 2014 |

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


  • Romantic Homes Magazine

  • Columbia Daily Tribune

    Columbia, MO |

    Mentioned in food story/recipe.

  • Las Vegas Review-Journal

    Las Vegas, NV |

    Cookbook review and photograph.

  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    St. Louis, MO | November 5, 2014 |

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


  • Hill Rag Magazine

    Washington, DC | December 10, 2014 |

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


  • Providence Journal

    Providence, RI | September 10, 2014 |

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