Michael Pollan’s Cooked is highly informative, but I expected a more interesting book from one of the most respected food writers in the world.
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What is it like to have a fascinating career as a food and travel writer and publish a great novel like Jasmine and Fire: A bittersweet year in Beirut (see my review here)?
Definitely a wild experience, especially if, like Salma Abdelnour, you’re open to eating haggis (sheep’s pluck), lambs brains and all things Japanese. Live vicariously through her in this interview. Read more
As I read Salma Abedlnour’s Jasmine and Fire: A bittersweet year in Beirut, I kind of get why the Lebanese food culture seems to be wrapped around comfort and spices.
Take the city’s signature breakfast of man’ouche: a doughy flatbread, hot from the oven, smeared with olive oil and a mix of spices called Zaatar (Salma likes hers with labneh, a creamy yogurt cheese). Read more