Another trip around the sun and another series of produce coming back again. What is the produce that you miss the most and craving for?
We in Lebanon are – still – fortunate for four seasons (somehow) and with each we have a series of produce of vibrant sweet fruits and fresh green and colorful vegetables to garnish our palate with. It starts peeking through around early March with some juicy orange loquats and luscious red strawberries then some crunchy fuzzy green almonds that are sour at the beginning of their season we dip them in salt to break the sourness. The peak of this season is stone fruits like apricots start making an appearance.
I am using the title for the catchy effect it has. I don’t believe in superfood. I believe in super advertisement for a product that elevates it into a supernatural status. When will a time come that butter will be considered as superfood?
I have a love-hate relationship with Beirut. The noises, the traffic, the tall buildings, the UGLY architecture The welcoming people, the easygoing life, the old beautiful buildings, the pubs and bars, the restaurants, the activities, the few cultural activities… This is what keeps me visiting Beirut more often. Except for Downtown Beirut. The pretentious, once-the-heart-of-the-city, ghost town, with all it’s freakishly expensive cafes and restaurants and secluded Nejmeh square away from the reach of Lebanese. That’s not where I see myself. Except for one or two places.