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WHERE TO EAT VEGAN IN BEIRUT

by Marilyn Z. on March 3rd, 2013

This week, I am having dinner with a college friend I haven’t seen in a while. While trying to pick a restaurant in Beirut that we would both appreciate, I found out that he has become a vegan. I don’t know why anyone would willingly...

7 Comments   Beautiful foods, Beirut, Eating out, Side orders, Travel

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5 COOKBOOKS TO START A NEW LIFE IN PARIS

by Marilyn Z. on February 22nd, 2013

When I was a kid, my mother’s cookbooks were a thing of wonder. She was always a very adventurous cook and she piled up copies of cookbooks, covering everything from chinese to french cuisine. I remember spending hours flipping through them, salivating in front of...

No Comments  Beautiful foods, Mother knows best, Side orders

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DITCH YOUR GUIDEBOOKS: 4 STEPS TO EATING LIKE A LOCAL IN A NEW CITY

by Marilyn Z. on February 3rd, 2013

If like me you organize your trips around where and what you are going to eat then you may agree that the old (insert name of generic guidebook here) just doesn’t cut it anymore. Not that I have anything against the likes of Lonely Planet,...

5 Comments   Beautiful foods, Eating out, Face off, Side orders, Travel

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IN DEFENSE OF HUNTING –
A HUNTER’S PERSPECTIVE

by Marilyn Z. on January 9th, 2013

For some it’s a recreational activity every now and then, for others it’s a pure passion. Hunting in Lebanon, though not regulated or legalized officially, is practiced by tens of thousands of hunters in this ecologically diverse country. Labeling this hobby by many people as...

No Comments  Beirut, Face off, Side orders, Travel

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WHAT TO GET A FOODIE FOR CHRISTMAS

by Marilyn Z. on December 15th, 2012

Got a foodie in your life and not quite sure what to get them for Christmas? I thought I might inspire you to help them indulge in their passion, so I made a list of things you could give them this holiday season.

10 Comments   Beautiful foods, Beirut, Side orders

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Zaatar w Zeit gets rich delivering 4000LL man’ouches + 1000LL delivery fee

by Marilyn Z. on November 30th, 2012

Ok so maybe I’m stretching the truth a little bit and you can actually order a 2000LL Man’ouche from ZWZ but prices have been going up consistently over the past few years and people always felt a little bit cheated. But ZWZ have done a...

2 Comments   Beirut, Eating out

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

by Marilyn Z. on November 28th, 2012

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...

No Comments  Beautiful foods, Beirut, Eating out, Side orders, The lab

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Turduckens, Cockentrices and Helmeted Cocks | Imaginative beasts

by Marilyn Z. on November 20th, 2012

So it’s thanksgiving and every food blog on the planet is dishing out juicy turkey and sweet potato pie recipes, so I decided to pitch in by introducing all of you to the wonderful world of Engastration, magnificent beasts and the downright bizarre. Engastrination Engastration...

2 Comments   Beautiful foods, Montreal, New York, Side orders

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[VIDEO OF THE WEEK] When Harry met Sally – Diner scenes roundup

by Marilyn Z. on November 14th, 2012

Image credits: Katz’s Delicatessen – by Beyond My Ken This is the first in a series of Video content that I’m going to start featuring on the blog weekly. The idea for this series was born when I asked friends on Facebook to name their...

No Comments  Eating out, New York, Side orders, Video of the week

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IKEA | The evil layout

by Marilyn Z. on November 4th, 2012

Recently, my collegues and I went to IKEA from some serious dose of adult fun. Because lets face it, no matter how many times we’ve been, or how much we insist that we hate the swedish furniture store and its expertly, cunningly designed circuit that...

2 Comments   Beautiful foods, Paris, Side orders, Travel


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