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Posted January 27, 2005
Gives only an idea of Lebanese Cooking
I am American and I purchased this book after I married my Lebanese husband. He knew most of the foods listed in the cookbook. When I tried many of the recipes, the taste were mild to nothing and Lebanese hardly ever use cinnamon in their recipes unless it is for sweets. He disagreed on many of the spices or amounts. Lebanese are known for their spices and this book was only an idea for me to start a recipe. Not until his sister lived with us, did I learn how to prepare and spice true Lebanese meals. I feel like there are much more meals that could have been added to this cookbook and the writter should have not 'westernized' it. Very disappointing!!! Lebanese work very hard on preparing their meals, (PERFECTION) and this book is an insult to their food.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 20, 2000
Unfortunately, this book is not a good cookbook at all, as far as Lebanese cuisine is concerned. The recipes are incomplete and un-authentic and for those who are not familiar with Lebanese cuisine, this is a very difficult book to use: the recipes will not lead to successful meals. I advise Barnes and Noble customers to look for another cookbook if they want to know how to cook Lebanese food.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.