Portion Control

So far I have been doing more eating than cooking around here. I’ve eaten my way through aubergines and chickpeas nearly all around the country, from the Cedars forest in Bcharre,   east to the Bekaa Valley, down to the evergreen Chouf and back to Beirut again. All of this courtesy of my ‘internship’. Delicious as…

Swept up and away

My third day in the city and I already feel swept up in a forcefield of sorts. I landed softly, thanks to a warm welcome from some lovely half-Lebanese friends in their  mountainside village overlooking Beirut, peppered with Virgin Mary shrines and neon crosses to mark its identity. The next day’s drive into the city was a fascinating…