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Mezze by Barbara Abdeni Massaad


Mezze: a labor of love is by the much loved Lebanese cook, photographer and one of the founders of Slow Food Beirut, Barbara Abdeni Massaad. The recipes unlock the secrets of Lebanon’s rich culinary tradition. Whether you’re after an authentic baba ghannouj (roasted aubergine with tahini) or keen to learn the secrets of fatayer with spinach (spinach pastry parcels), or how to season the famous Lebanese salad, tabbouleh, your tastes buds and eyes are richly rewarded with this jewel of a cook book.

Pascale Hares, whose joyful work illustrates the cook book, lives and works in the mountains of Lebanon. With her background in graphic design and advertising, her illustrations in Mezze add humour and reflect the creativity of the recipes.

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Barbara Abdeni Massaad came to Bristol in October 2022 at the invitation of shorkk to launch her new book Forever Beirut. Her cooking demonstration and talk were a window into Lebanon’s rich culinary history. As the event and her latest book were so successful, we ordered copies of an earlier cook book, Mezze: a labour of love. It is exclusively available in the UK through shorkk.

Alice Waters, the American Chef and restauranteur, says of Mezze: “She finds and explores forgotten traditional foods and techniques and then develops recipes that are irresistible and nourishing. They are not only for the Lebanese but for us all”.

Greg Malouf, Lebanese Australian chef and food writer: “It’s crammed full of dishes I want to cook!

It would make a wonderful present for someone looking to recreate authentic mezze dishes with our delicious Lebanese ingredients.


Dimensions 26 × 21 × 2 cm


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