dinner, hummus, mezze, olives. Bron: aangepast recept van Jamie Oliver uit ‘The Naked Chef’. david did you head to the north(mountains?) Fortunately I never had to, because true to his word, each I love how creative the idea to make such deeply swirled bowls of the dip is. . Reply, Thanks for another wonderful post! There’s plenty of culinary adventure to be had without eating animals :) Reply, Thanks Dave reminds me of the 20 wonderful years I had in Lebanon The Food Republic explains it so completely and with a cute illustration to boot! Je dient je inschrijving te bevestigen, hiervan krijg je meteen een bericht. (52, Av. One curiosity I liked was Chanklish (or Shanklish), a blue-molded cheese whose fermented flavors are best enjoyed crumbled, with olive oil poured over the salad and leaves of za’atar, an herb with flavors reminiscent of thyme and savory, get scattered here and there over the top. Lebanese Mezze Ideas. I’d never had the stuff before. Of course, since we were brought in by a friend, we were given the best treatment and the most delectable dishes, but I still remember trying to decide if it would be horribly rude to lick the hummus plate. Meet Mezze. 14 Vegan Lebanese Mezze recipes. Still no name. Was de aubergines onder de kraan, prik de schil in met een vork op verschillende plekken en leg ze in de voorverwarmde oven op 210º C tot het vel zwart is en het vruchtvlees zacht. Reply, I am enjoying Lebanon vicariously! Schrap de schil van de komkommer en wortels, snij in lange dunne stukken. The proprietor is more than happy to bring in new items. JT + Meg: Thanks for the restaurant suggestions – all the way over in the 16th! It is made up of an assortment of chips and dips, fritters and fries, salads and relishes. Let’s hope the Syrian situation does not flow over there too much. The Lebanese are real 'snackers', a point brought home by Mazen Hajjar, the owner of 961, Lebanon's first (and only) craft brewery that told me if I went into someone's home in Lebanon and they offered a drink - but no bowl of nuts or seeds, 'You should go...just get up and leave immediately.' Serve with Lebanese pita bread. You can think of them as tapas or appetizers, but mezze dishes can often make an entire casual and delicious meal to enjoy with family and friends. Een fam feestje binnenkort dus even kijken of het lukken zal. Bestrooi met peterselie en beetje olijfolie en zet in de koelkast tot het tijdstip van serveren. Reply. Herbs, cheese, pickles, nuts, seeds, and fresh fruits and vegetables are an integral and important part of Lebanese cuisine. I know about meze for a long long time … my parents used to serve this type of meals in France… I am french and cook french, but once in a while I make a dolmas.it;s a lot of work, therefore I buy them in a can… pas la meme chose, mais tant pis! Een pittige auberginedip, eet met brood en stukjes groentes. Unfortunately, I cannot find them in Paris… Reply, Lovely write-up, David. I liked the whites and the rosés; I found the reds rather “hot” and a little strong for my taste. Lebanese cold mezze platter which refers to selected salad, that refers to Hummus, Baba ghanouj, Mutable, Fattoush, Tabbouleh, and labna. The Mezze Platter. Reply, wow what a culinary trip. Le Cèdre d’Or I’ve never been there, but sometimes my dad sends a package from a business trip and it’s some of the best chocolate I’ve ever eaten! Emile Zola). I picked up a few bags to bring home and it’s fun to choose your own from the dozens of nuts and seeds they offer. When people ask me if I miss living in Paris, my answer is always no – but that restaurant is one of the few things I really do miss having in my life! I will also give plenty for a great kibbeh. Although I prefer their “traiteur” opposite to the restaurant. I now find I use zatar and sumac in western recipes too. Best Lebanese Mezze Recipes. So now to the Mezze platter! We love their hummus and flat bread, the tabbouleh (served there as you describe, with just a little bulgur) and fatoush–we’ve been there 4 or 5 times and get these same first courses every visit. Reply, The woman I traveled through Lebanon with told me that if someone invites you to their home for a mean, whether you are a friend or stranger, it’s rude to say no due to Lebanese hospitality. I wish you would keep writting books or compile your blogs into books. I saw people waiting in line at butcher shops and souks, biding their time, shucking the long shells, and popping the smooth little beans in their mouths. 56 Rue Poussin Zet op tafel naast de andere gerechten schoteltjes met olijven, de gezouten amandelen en dadels. Reply, Fattoush! But it’s one of the easiest meze to put together and you just smear it onto a plate, or a shallow bowl, take a spoon and make some divots in the surface, and pour on the olive oil. So happy I live in the 15th. Enjoyed learning about serving hummus with the additions placed in “the shiny pool of oil.” Also intrigued by the Labneh al Balad–what vegetables were included in what you had? You MUST try it. Friends coming to visit always know that is the only thing I ask anyone to bring me. And now, I’m officially just as hooked as the Lebanese are. I think Lebanese really love sour flavors. 500. Tabbouleh is another popular salad and unlike versions elsewhere, Lebanese tabbouleh usually has just a slight scattering of bulgur (ground wheat) in it. Mezze zijn niet alleen super lekker, de hoeveelheid schotels, sauzen en kleurrijke ingrediënten zorgen voor een visueel feestje. Zo’n beetje wat wij nu dagelijks rondom ons zien. Groups of dishes arrive at the table about 4 or 5 at a time (usually between five and ten groups). As a vegetarian I would love this way of eating to become more common in the UK, so much more interesting than a single dollop of risotto or pasta. Dishes that the family members have made with love from scratch. Their fried rolls of cheese have my mouth watering just at the memory, absolutely delicious. That’s a sprig of mint in the labneh ~ Reply, My husband’s step dad is Armenian, so he grew up with many of the foods you mention. I’d love to try some of those green almonds. Bowls and bowls, and bowls and bowls of meze will be brought out after you’re done with pre-meal drinks and snacks. When I walked in, I was immediately drawn to the glowing glass and stainless-steel bins, radiating with the heat coming off the piles of freshly roasted nuts. Neem een schone theedoek, hang deze boven een zeef in een kom. (Bet sumac would be nice…) Reply, These posts are making me very homesick. Reply, I wonder what they do with all the food. Other pre-meze snacks include very young green almonds, and Lebanese people eat the entire thing – fuzzy green casing and all. Reply, In some areas that I’ve travelled, the table is filled again and again and again until you wonder if you can get up at all. Lebanese mezza. Also glad you discovered fried haloumi cheese, I love how squeaky it is! It is a Noura restaurant, a local Middle East chain (I think it’s local) so I don’t know if they just run it or if it’s changed completely since you went Reply. (Such as hummus, labne, and moutabal.) Reply, I notice you mentioned pomegranate molasses as an ingredient in Fattoush. Reply, Super interesting post, thanks ! I curl up on the couch at night with the book and just salivate. It’s distilled from fermented grapes and flavored with anise seeds. Iftar Armenian Recipes Lebanese Recipes Armenian Food Armenian People Lebanese Restaurant London East Restaurant Comida Armenia Mezze. The only one we didn’t like was a grated carrot dish that had an unwelcome fish essence added! They’re chopped so fine in the picture I found it’s impossible to tell. : ) Will give them a try next time I am over there. As an added bonus, they’re open on Sundays! Like you, I’m an American Jew living in Paris and I have a question – how were you able to go to Lebanon as a Jew who has been to Israel before? The different components of mezze platters are sliced veggies like cucumber, carrots and baby tomatoes, pita bread, dips like the hummus, Muhhamarra or Labneh, olives, and a variety of other Mediterranean delights like falafel. Reply, More info about the chocolate shop, above (gotta love modern communication…just texted dad in Ireland, from NYC, about the Beirut store): It’s right behind the security check on the left side. Ursula Albrecht Reply, I can just picture everyone sitting around the table after eating that bowl of tabouli with their green toothy smiles! I would also love to “snack” all day because its so healthy! For the person who asked about travelling to Israel and later Lebanon – it’s probably not going to help much at this point, but I think upon entry to Israel you can ask to have the stamp placed on a separate page and not actually in the passport, so as to avoid future travel issues. Doe de yoghurt erin en laat een nacht uitlekken in de koelkast. So it was a good thing Al Rifai has a large kiosk at the airport where I stocked up on even more bzoorat, along with all the locals, who also wanted to be as certain as I that we would have plenty of nuts and seeds while outside of the country. Reply, You did another amazing report David. Als de massa nog te dik is, doe er wat olijfolie bij. It’s not expensive, despite the address, and they have a small garden. He was lucky enough to live there for a while. : ) Reply, Eating raw beans (yummy) even better raw peas (yummy yummy), 7omos (100%yummy), labneh with herbs &olive oil is my favorite or with sweet tomatoes&parsley. Once I entered the shop I was just floored. Reply, I am vacationing in Lebanon as well and staying at my sister-in-laws house. Reply, There are a number of Lebanese and Iranian places in the 15th and some épiceries scattered around Paris. 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