The Lebanese cuisine is very ancient one, with many dishes traced back thousands of years to eras of Romans and Phoenicians. For years, Lebanese cuisine was influenced by different Middle Eastern cultures.
Lebanese food is one of the healthiest - most often foods are grilled, baked or sautéed in olive oil; butter or cream is rarely used other than in a few desserts. Vegetables are often eaten raw, pickled, or stewed.
Lebanese cuisine is the best choice if you are receiving guests. For starters, you can choose from about 50 mezzes: falafel, sambousek, fatayer, fattouche, labneh, warak enab, hommous, hot or cold kebbés, arayes and many others.
Couscous, durum wheat cooked with meat or vegetables, remains the star of the Lebanese cuisine. And who doesn't know the most successful sandwich in Lebanon and even European countries, the famous shawarma, which contains grilled chicken or lamb, cut into strips and served with a salad in a roll.And to finish, you must try Bakalawa, a kind of honeycake, or Halawet el Jebn, a dessert of fine semolina, slightly sweetened and perfumed with rose water, which awakes in you the scents of the East.