9 Chef Blogs That Can Help You Master The Lebanese Cuisine

@healthyliciousbysara | @nadyas_cuisine

If you’ve ever had to cook for someone (yourself included) then you know the struggle of coming up with ideas and understanding exactly what you need to make the meal.

It’s especially hard if you’re far away from your Lebanese family, whether it’s your mother or father, who used to tell you exactly how to prepare the yummiest dish. But don’t panic. There are great Lebanese chefs online who’ve got your back!

#1 Healthylicious by Sara

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Pick one, or both ? recipe is highlighted, in my stories now and written down ?? اختاروا صحن… او اتنين ? الوصفة ?? . . . ‎ kibbe bl laban and shish Mix together: (quantity is for 2 dozens of kibbe and 30 shish barak pieces) 2 kilogram yogurt (i use cow's yogurt from the market) 1 tsp tahini 1 tsp salt  2 big spoons cornstarch dissolved in 1-1.5 cups water (also depends on how thick u like it)  1/4 tsp of black and white pepper (optional, i use them) Preparation: grill kibbe and shish barak in the oven until they re a little dry and easy to hold Add the laban mix to a pot keep stirring (do not stop stirring) on medium heat until the yogurt boils  add the kebben and shish barak and let simmer for a minute add sautéed coriander and garlic OR raw crushed garlic and dried mint (just add them and give it a stir) garnish with roasted pine nuts serve next to vermicelli rice المكونات: لدزينتين من الكبة و .٣ قطعة شيش برك ‎ ٢ كلغ لبن (لبن بقر جاهز من السوبر ماركت) ‎ ملعقة صغيرة طحينة ملعقة صغيرة من الثوم المهروس ‎ملعقة صغيرة ملح ‎ ٣ ملاعق كبيرة من النشا المذوبة بكوب ماء بارد ‎١/٤ ملعقة صغيرة من الفلفل الأسود والأبيض ( اختياري) ملعقة كبيرة من النعناع اليابس طريقة التحضير: )طريقة تشكيل الكبة و الشيش برك موجودة بالهايلايتس) ‎ تشوى الكبة والشيش برك في الفرن حتى تصبح ناشفة ‎يوضع اللبن و البهارات و الثوم و الطحينة و الملح في قدر و يحركوا جيداً، يضاف النشاء المذوب بالماء و يحركوا جيداً قبل البدء بالطبخ يحرك المزيج باستمرار دون توقف على نار متوسطة الى حين ان يبدأ اللبن بالغليان تضاف الكبة و الشيش برك و يتركوا لمدة دقيقة يضاف النعناع اليابس و تقدم مع الصنوبر المحمص و الارز بالشعيرية ‎يمكن استبدال الثوم النيء و النعناع اليابس بالكزبرة و الثوم المقلى

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Sara Assi is “in an affair with cooking,” at least that’s what she said on Instagram. Sara is a licensed dietitian from Lebanon, fitness enthusiast, and mother of two, who loves to cook and share her experience from her kitchen to the world.

#2 Mrs. Clueless

Lebanese influencer Tina Khalil Diab loves to share stories from her home while she’s winning at “domestic life” with her two children Nayla and Fahd. She posts her recipes on her website so you can learn how to make epic dishes.

#3 Les Saveurs De Toumi

Currently based in The Emirates, Fatima Adra El Jisr from Lebanon often posts step by step stories of easy recipes so you can follow along. You can find them in her highlights.

#4 Simply Lebanese

Born and raised in America, Iman started Simply Lebanese to honor and share the food she grew up eating, bringing classic Lebanese recipes to the table. Literally.

#5 Chef Leyla Fathallah

Chef Leyla Fathallah is a celebrity TV chef based between Beirut and Dubai. She often shares her recipes on Instagram to over 600K followers.

#6 Maureen Abood

Maureen Abood posts recipes from her own Lebanese inspired cookbook called Rose Water and Orange Blossoms, which the late Anthony Bourdain called “A terrific and important book!”

#7 Hadia’s Lebanese Cuisine

Hadia Zebib Khanafer shares many of the Lebanese style recipes from her cookbook on her website.

#8 Fatina Recipes

Fatina Daher is a self-taught chef, TV Chef, presenter, lecturer, and brand ambassador of Kitchen Aid Lebanon. She shares many Middle Eastern-inspired recipes on her page.

#9 Nadya’s Cuisine

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Sweet cheese rolls aka halewet el jeben, they are incredibly delicious and they look beautiful too? Ingredients: 1 and 1/2 cups of water 1/2 cup sugar 2 cups grated mozzarella @pucklebanon 1 cup fine semoline 1 teaspoon rose water @yamamaofficial 1 teaspoon orange blossom water @yamamaofficial Cream/ashta( mix 3&1/2 cups milk+1/4 cup flour +1/4 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons cornstarch,off heat. Put on the stove and bring to a boil until it thickens. Add orange blossom water and rose water. Remove from heat and let cool completely before using) Sugar syrup(mix 1 cup water+1/2 cup sugar,bring to a boil then add 1 tablespoon lemon juice then remove from heat and let cool) Directions: In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, add water and sugar ,stir until sugar dissolves. Bring to a gentle simmer, add semolina and stir until it absorbs all the water. Add mozzarella cheese then rose water and orange blossom water and stir continuously until a dough begins to form. It will start off stretchy and messy but keep stirring until the dough-like texture comes together. Allow the dough to cool just enough to be able to handle it, about 5-10 min. Then take the dough and knead it until it is even and smooth. Put the halewet el jeben between 2 baking papers or plastic wrap. Roll it out with a rolling pin or use your hands to make as close to a rectangle shape as you can. Cut off all the edges so you have clean, sharp lines. Start about 1 cm from the edge of the dough, and with a spoon, take some of your cream and spread it out in a log shape. You want the cream to be about 2 cm in thickness. Line up all your now filled log rolls and slice them into bite size pieces. Top with crushed pistachio, and serve with sugar syrup! #haleweteljeben #haleweteljibn #lebanesecook #lebanesedeserts #yummysweets #homemadedessert #instagood #instahomemade #ramadan2020? #ramadansweets

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Self-taught chef, mother of two, Carla and Karen, Nadya posts easy-to-follow go-to traditional meals found in any Lebanese kitchen. Even desserts!