Author(s): Hussien Dekmak
Lebanese cuisine is enjoying a rise in popularity in the West and yet many people are not yet cooking it at home. In this well-received book, Hussien Dekmak opens the door to his country's food and traditions with over 100 delicious, authentic recipes to cook at home. With emphasis on fresh ingredients and aromatic spices, Lebanese food offers an abundance of vegetables, olive oil, garlic, fish, lamb, chicken and grains. Hussien shows how to cater for all tastes and appetites by putting together different dishes from chapters on Soups, Salads, Hot and Cold Starters, Main Dishes, Barbecues, and Sweets and Drinks.
Hussien Dekmak was born in Beirut and has been cooking since he was a teenager. He trained at Al Hamra in Shepherd Market, in London's West End, and opened Le Mignon in 1997 - 'an outpost of classic Lebanese cooking in Camden' (Time Out).