“Dina’s roots are firmly planted in Jedeidet Marjeyoun, south Lebanon. She grew up savouring the dishes of her mother and grandmother, and in Germany, her new place of residence, she recreated those dishes to preserve her culinary heritage and the authenticity and flavour of the food. In this book, she shares with her readers authentic recipes, but also her ancestors’ history as well as her culinary memories in anecdotes that reflects her yearning for Lebanon, its food and its people. “
About the Book
The Taste of Marjeyoun is a Lebanese cookbook concentrating on the rich cuisine of Jdeidet Marjeyoun, a small town in Southern Lebanon. Its location at the cross roads of Syria, Palestine and Jordan allowed for commercial, cultural and social connections that resulted in a common thread of dishes that can be seen all through the region. However, other influences such as local ingredients, climate and spice preferences have contributed to discernable differences and distinctive flavours that set Marjeyouni cuisine apart from the rest.
This book is all about the food of family, warm kitchens and grandmothers.
Where to buy the Book
The book is available in English or French in Lebanon at Antoine Bookstores and