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Permanent Hunger x Pecha Kucha Beirut:
Eating One’s Cake and Tweeting It Too

A couple of months ago I had the immense pleasure of participating in volume 22 of Pecha Kucha Beirut. Naturally I had to talk about the two things I obsess over the most: the internet and food. You can listen to my ramblings below, as...

by Marilyn Z. on May 25th, 2015
No Comments  Beautiful foods, Side orders, The lab, Video of the week



As I was researching topics for tonight’s Pecha Kucha I stumbled upon the most hilarious happy colourful time wasting internet thing. Sharing food porn on social media is something we all pretty much engage in. For proof, just look at my instagram feed: Bolthouse farms,...

by Marilyn Z. on March 19th, 2015
No Comments  Beautiful foods, Face off, Side orders, The lab



Yesterday, I cooked the best dish I have made in a while and the entire recipe was made from frozen foods. It was a Bisque aux pétoncles et légumes du printemps, a Scallop bisque with spring vegetables. Now this may not seem like such a...

by Marilyn Z. on April 15th, 2014
1 Comment  Beautiful foods, Mother knows best, Paris, The lab


Gardening Brunch: All you can eat! All you can garden! Saturday, December 15

On Saturday, December 15, AltCity, Beirut Green Project and FERN are hosting this truly amazing event, where not only do you get to fill your tummies from the delicious breakfast buffet, but you also get to build your own small take-away planter at the garden...

by Marilyn Z. on November 28th, 2012
No Comments  Beautiful foods, Beirut, Eating out, Side orders, The lab


Toothpaste tasting

All my life I have been buying toothpaste based on what it tasted like rather than how good it was for my teeth. I remember when I was a kid there was a type of Crest toothpaste that was a royal blue gel with tiny...

by Marilyn Z. on July 24th, 2012
2 Comments   Face off, Side orders, The lab


Pommes de Terre Forestières

For those of you who are faint of heart, please refrain from making this recipe. You may even want to consider not reading this post all the way through. Also, consider yourselves warned, looking at the below images may increase your cholesterol levels. This week...

by Marilyn Z. on April 16th, 2012
No Comments  Mother knows best, The lab


Roasted Lamb Shanks with Parsley and Garlic

I’m a big fan of meals that are cooked in the oven because they tend to require less hands-on preparation and cooking time. This week-end a family friend taught me how to prepare lamb shanks faster than it takes you to say it. 1/ Ingredients:...

by Marilyn Z. on April 10th, 2012
1 Comment  The lab


My Grandmother’s Sfouf recipe

After raving about my Grandmother’s Sfouf in the Montreal Checklist I am going to share her recipe with all of you. I’m not a very accomplished pastry chef myself. The closest I’ve ever come to making a cake is Banana bread (or in darker days:...

by Marilyn Z. on April 9th, 2012
1 Comment  Beirut, Montreal, Mother knows best, The lab


Decorating Easter eggs the old fashioned way

So it’s that time of the year again, the time of the egg battles. Growing up, I have to admit, the egg taping contest was my favorite thing about Easter. My mother was always very good at picking the winning egg. It had to be...

by Marilyn Z. on April 3rd, 2012
2 Comments   Beautiful foods, Beirut, Mother knows best, The lab


Homemade burgers

While everybody else is looking for their favorite burger joint in Beirut, I decided to make my own: Lou’s homemade burgers The recipe is pretty straight forward. In fact it’s all about what you put in the patty. Here’s my version: 0/ Buy the best...

by Marilyn Z. on February 21st, 2012
3 Comments   The lab