Since childhood, I have watched and learned how to prepare traditional dishes from Lebanon, the Mediterranean and the Middle East.  It all began with experiences and memories from my childhood, when our family would spend summers in Lebanon.  It would stand in the kitchen, watching my grandmother, aunts, and a ton of cousins preparing what always seemed to be a feast. The aroma of fresh parsley as someone's hands flew over a chopping board to make tabbouli, the sizzle of a kibbi ball splashing in to hot oil -- these were my early connections to a cuisine and culture I came of age with.  The diversity and healthy, earthy ingredients of the Lebanese table always fascinated me.  It has endured over the ages and traveled across borders to all kinds of palates.  

It is with great pride and pleasure that I continue the journey as I share these recipes and acquiant your palates to our cuisine.  

As a professional Lebanese chef for over 30 years, 20 of them at my catering company in Washington D.C., I have perfected these authentic and time-honored Lebanese recipes. These recipes are favorites in my home, and I hope they will be in yours too.  

Classic Lebanese Cuisine - 170 Fresh and Healthy Mediterranean Favorites, is available at all bookstores, on-line book venues such as Amazon.  Autographed copies with your complimentary DVD with over 40 cooking techniques by Chef Kamal are available through the link below on Paypal:

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Below are a variety of recipes from Classic Lebanese Cuisine, as well as new recipes not in the book for you to try.  Be sure to check them out.

SAHTAIN (double health)!

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(Recipe Link) Pomegranate Pistachio-Encrusted Salmon

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(Recipe Link) Hoummos bi Tahini (Hummus

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Tabbouli bi Adas

(Recipe Link) Tabbouli bi Adas (Tabbouli with Lentils

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(Recipe Link) Baked Opo Squash with Ground Beef

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(Recipe Link) Shorba Keema (Miniature Meatball Soup


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(Recipe Link) Basmati Rice

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Freekeh ma Djeaj Fire Roasted Wheat with Chicken


Cardamom Chicken

Crispy Bean Patties (Falafel)

Parsley and Bulgar Wheat Salad (Tabbouli)

Roasted Leg of Lamb (Fakhed Ghannem)

Lentil Soup with Ruby Swiss Chard and Lemon (Adas bi Hamood)

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