Explore Lebanese cuisine and culture with classic recipes
With a focus on fresh produce, whole grains, and aromatic herbs and spices, Lebanese cooking makes any meal a delicious, family-friendly feast. This approachable Lebanese cookbook uses regional recipes and flavors to introduce the heritage and cooking traditions of the vibrant, diverse country.
What sets My Lebanese Cookbook
- Introduction to Lebanese cuisine—Discover the customs at the heart of Lebanese cooking through a glossary of Arabic terminology, essential spices and ingredients of the mouneh (the Lebanese pantry), and serving traditions like mezze (a course of small-plates).
- More than 80 traditional recipes—Mediterranean favorites include Baba Ghanoush, Falafel, Lamb Kebabs, Baked Kafta in Tahini, Zucchini and Chickpea Stew, and of course, Baklava for dessert.
- Eat the Lebanese way—This indispensable cookbook provides specially tailored menus and meal pairings for holidays and sit-down dinners with tips to make entertaining easier.
Set the table, gather the family, and serve up authentic Lebanese fare with help from My Lebanese Cookbook
Tarik Fallous is a chef and restaurateur. Born in Lebanon, he is the executive chef and owner of Au Za’atar Restaurant in New York City. Tarik’s recipes highlight the best of Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisine with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients and home-style dishes.
“I've visited Au Za'atar many times and always walk out with a smile. I can't wait to recreate my favorite dishes at home!” —Hilary Sheinbaum, NYC-based food & lifestyle journalist
“Au Za’atar has been serving standout Lebanese food in the East Village for years. The staff and owner Tarik Fallous are so welcoming that it’s no wonder he wrote a cookbook so you can entertain guests with lots of mezze and family-owned recipes from the comfort of your home. I can’t wait to try to cook some of these recipes myself!” —Jeremy Jacobowitz, founder of Brunchboys
“From the moment I stepped into Tarik’s East Village restaurant I felt incredibly welcome, and his warm passion for sharing his family recipes was a bright light in a city of faceless restaurants. I could not be more excited that he's sharing his mezze and dip recipes; they're truly some of the best I've ever had. Lebanese food is filled with spice and flavor, and I couldn't think of a better ambassador to spread the love of Lebanese cooking than Tarik.” —Jason Baker, food blogger and founder of JasonEats in New York
“The first time I went to Au Za'atar in New York City, I smiled in relief to have finally discovered authentic Lebanese food in the city! It doesn't get more authentic than this, and I love the fact that these recipes are tied to family recipes, made with love. I'm also the type of person who gets overwhelmed when it comes to cooking, but the recipes in this book are super simple, making cooking healthy, delicious dishes a breeze! This is an absolute must add to your cookbook collection!” —Nastasia Yakoub, author and founder of Dame Traveler
“Tarik’s cookbook is a wonderful collection of Lebanese recipes that remind me of my own mother’s traditional recipes. It’s quite honestly the only cookbook one would need to cook and eat like a Lebanese.” —Marc Kharrat, Head of Video, Foodbeast