Lebanese Home Cooking is the definitive guide to traditional home cooking from Lebanon. With more than 500 recipes for meze, soups, fish, meat and vegetables, desserts, cakes, cookies, preserves and drinks, it covers the entire range of Lebanese food, which is widely regarded as the most refined of all the Middle Eastern cuisines.
Salma Hage (b.1942), a Lebanese housewife from Mazarat Tiffah (Apple Hamlet) in the mountains of the Qadisha Valley in north Lebanon, has over 50 years experience of family cooking. She learnt to cook from her mother, mother-in-law and sisters-in-law, and, having helped bring up her nine brothers and two sisters, would often cook for the whole family. She has also spent many years working as a cook.