11. ATW : 1 year around the world in 10 photo invasions
Aug25

11. ATW : 1 year around the world in 10 photo invasions

Version française When @les petites cases helps Eats to West summarizing one year of travel, emotions and discoveries… #photoInvasion !   Turkey : “WOW nice place, I should settle down there for the rest of my life… Wait, no, there might be a trick somewhere !” First month can be difficult and full of doubts !   Georgia : “Nothing better than mountains and rivers to start thinking of the world,...

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Souk el Tayeb, the organic / farmers market – Lebanon
Sep28

Souk el Tayeb, the organic / farmers market – Lebanon

Version française Souk el Tayeb, The farmers market in downtown Beirut As explained in a previous article, souk el tayeb is the first project launched by Kamal in 2004 when he understands that the south of lebanon produces more tomatoes than the people needs and that in Beirut the tomatoes you can find in the shops don’t always come from Lebanon. With this organic market, he gives a chance to the lebanese farmers to show their...

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Top things to do in Lebanon
Sep27

Top things to do in Lebanon

A few of the thousands of top things to do and see in Lebanon – Quelques-unes des nombreuses meilleures choses à faire et voir au Liban I have used another blog article called “top 25 : Things to see & do in lebanon this summer” to find the inspiration to start my travel. Slowly, after a while, I switched from touristic things to culinary discoveries and I stopped following the advice of this Australian man but...

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The culinary specialities of Lebanon
Sep26

The culinary specialities of Lebanon

Version française In Europe we think we know lebanese cuisine… But it’s so different (and so much better) in Lebanon Not exactly spice but definitely sour, the lebanese specialities come mostly from Turkey (that’s what I’ve been told here) and a bit from France with a little twist (with this work around sourness) that is very new for me. You can also find pastries, sweets and salads here wich is very very nice...

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Tawlet – an incredibly human concept around cooking and eating – Lebanon
Sep25

Tawlet – an incredibly human concept around cooking and eating – Lebanon

Version française Tawlet, The like at home restaurant with a new mum cooking everyday   The tawlet adventure starts with a sad discovery of one man, Kamal.  in 2004, Kamal understands that the south of lebanon produces more tomatoes than the people needs and that in Beirut the tomatoes you can find in the shops don’t always come from Lebanon. The decision is taken, Kamal opens an organic farmers market in Beirut. He...

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Street art in Lebanon
Sep21

Street art in Lebanon

Street art in Lebanon… Some very nice drawings and a lot of fun A few of my favorite Graffiti or street art pieces seen in Lebanon (mostly around Beirut and Tripoli). It seems that I’m one of the few paying attention to this kind of art around here but I had a lot of fun trying to find them. Pay attention to the map, I’m not sure I marked it perfectly but where you find an highlight, the graffiti is in the area but...

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Cocktail – Gin and basil – Lebanon
Sep21

Cocktail – Gin and basil – Lebanon

Version française A surprising and absoluteky delicious cocktail for summer Ingredients : 6 leaves of fresh basil 5 cl Gin 4 cl lemon juice 3 cl sugar syrop Ice cubes Shaker 1 stick of cucumber   Preparation : Mash the basil leaves in a cocktail glass or a long drink glass and add 3 ice cubes Fill a shaker with ice cubes and the different liquids, shake it very hard so that the ice will leave a thin layer on top of the final...

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Cocktail – Midori sour – Lebanon
Sep21

Cocktail – Midori sour – Lebanon

Version française A very fresh cocktail for summer with a flavour of melon Ingredients : 5 cl melon liqueur (one of the brand I saw in lebanon is “Midori” (this is where the name comes from) but I’m pretty sure there are other brands in Europe and a way to make the honey melon liqueur by yourself – Sylvain, if you see this article… any idea?) 3 cl sugar sirup 3 cl lemon juice 1 cl orange juice Ice cubes...

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Tahini – DIY – Lebanon
Sep19

Tahini – DIY – Lebanon

Version française Simple and very useful to cook lebanese cuisine, the tahini is in a lot of recipes here Mostly know for the fact that it is used in the houmous preparation, the tahini or tahina is actually almost everywhere in the lebanese recipes (especially in Mtabal, my favorite recipe). It is basically a paste made from grilled  sesame seeds, super easy to make and much cheaper when it’s made at home… especially for...

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Preserved eggplants – Lebanon
Sep19

Preserved eggplants – Lebanon

Version française Preserved eggplants for winter… In the serie of the preserved vegetables for winter the way our grand-mothers used to do it, like pickles for example, here are the preserved eggplants on olive oil. So good with any mediterranean dish or as an apetizer together with other mezze. Ingredients : Mini eggplants (as many as you need/have) Salt Garlic Hazelnuts Olive oil Preparation : Cut the eggplant’s tail...

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