Taste of Beirut

Is there a more healthy way to eat than with the Mediterranean diet?  Lebanese cooking is not complex.  Very few ingredients go into their dishes. Pita bread is served with every meal.  Lemons, olives and yogurt are a component of every day life. I was a guest of the Lebanese Tourist Board several years ago and was entertained with regional …

Besh Big Easy

NOLA celebrity chef, John Besh, must know something about cooking.  He has two television shows, four cookbooks and nine restaurants.  Besh Big Easy: 101 Home Cooked New Orleans Recipes is something I want to try. “Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans” as Harry Connick, Jr. asks, then you will want this cookbook to bring back memories …

From Tree to Table – Maple Syrup Cookbook

Who would think sap from a tree could make everything taste so good?  Ken Haedrich knows all about it and writes in his Maple Syrup Cookbook. I once lived close to an area in Ontario known for producing maple syrup yet never visited.  Radio stations and newspapers would announce that visitors were welcome. That late winter/early spring was still too …