Arak and Mezze: The Taste of Lebanon

Arak and Mezze: The Taste of Lebanon

by Michael Karam
     
 

Arak and Mezze celebrates two of the Levant’s cherished traditions—the aniseed-flavored spirit that inspired the great eaux de vie of Europe, and the appetizers that have become a byword for all that is delicious and healthy in Lebanese food.

Michael Karam and Norbert Schiller explore the roots of arak making, its place in the history of

Overview

Arak and Mezze celebrates two of the Levant’s cherished traditions—the aniseed-flavored spirit that inspired the great eaux de vie of Europe, and the appetizers that have become a byword for all that is delicious and healthy in Lebanese food.

Michael Karam and Norbert Schiller explore the roots of arak making, its place in the history of alcohol distillation, its role in Lebanese society, and the way in which it has shaped the Lebanese rural tradition.

Michael Karam is Lebanon’s leading wine writer.

Norbert Schiller is a prolific Middle East news photographer. His work is featured regularly in The New York Times and Der Spiegel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780863564765
Publisher:
Saqi Books
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Pages:
159
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Michael Karam is Lebanon's leading wine writer. Dividing his time between business journalism and wine writing, he is a contributor to the award-winning Wine Report and Jancis Robinson's Oxford Wine Companion. Norbert Schiller is one of the most prolific Middle East news photographers. His work is featured regularly in the New York Times and Der Spiegel.

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