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Trick or treat
Halloween Recipe Roundup

by Marilyn Z. on October 27th, 2012

Mummy hotdogs Spider web pizza Mummy dip Spider infested multi layered jello Apple bites Monster eyes

6 Comments   Beautiful foods, Side orders


Hyotan | Fancy some Tokyo in Paris?

by Marilyn Z. on October 15th, 2012

Tucked away behind an inconspicuous door, on a quiet street, in the 8th district (arrondissement) Hyotan is a two story restaurant with a Sushi bar on the ground floor and a seating area on the first. Barely big enough to fit 50 people, the restaurant...

No Comments  Eating out, Paris, Travel


Jiro Dreams of Sushi

by Marilyn Z. on October 14th, 2012

85 year old, Jiro Ono, runs Sukiyabashi Jiro, a tiny ten seat sushi restaurant in a tokyo metro station, who just happens to be regarded as the best sushi joint in the world. It has been granted 3 stars by the Michelin guide, an exceptional...

No Comments  Beautiful foods, Beirut, Eating out, Paris, Travel


Moving out of Lebanon?
Here’s a checklist of food to take with you

by Marilyn Z. on October 11th, 2012

Lovingly illustrated by my dear friend Suzanne Anhoury.

11 Comments   Beautiful foods, Beirut, Montreal, Mother knows best, New York, Paris, Side orders, Travel


Urbanista | Hipster heaven

by Marilyn Z. on August 15th, 2012

The best thing about Urbanista is the seating arrangements. Did you come armed with your laptop and the intention of finishing that logo today? Have a seat at the large table next to the library and spend the day if you like. Looking to hang...

2 Comments   Beirut, Eating out, Travel


Marinella | Some Italy in Mar Mikhael

by Marilyn Z. on July 24th, 2012

Marinella has got to be the yummiest trattoria in all of Beirut. And I chose my worlds carefully as I say so. The first time I went there I was mostly intrigued by the fact that the restaurant only opened for lunch Monday trough Saturday....

No Comments  Beirut, Eating out


Toothpaste tasting

by Marilyn Z. on July 24th, 2012

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...

2 Comments   Face off, Side orders, The lab


Olive Oil Tasting

by Marilyn Z. on June 1st, 2012

On friday, a gourmet friend and I headed for Karen Chekerdjian‘s boutique for an olive oil tasting. Other than being uber-excited about the tasting itself, I was really curious about the boutique. It looked like a pretty cool space. Here are the olive oils that...

No Comments  Beirut, Face off


Lebanese olive oil tasting

by Marilyn Z. on May 18th, 2012

I’m in heaven! I’m a huge fan of olive oil and i’ve always been saddened by the fact that Lebanese olive oil tends to be a bulky universe with no nuance between oils, or at least not one that anyone wants to promote. I think...

No Comments  Beirut, Side orders


Food checklist – the Barcelona edition –
48 Hours of food & Gaudi in Barcelona – Part 1

by Marilyn Z. on May 9th, 2012

A friend of mine recently asked me to give her an overview of my favorite places to eat in Barcelona. While I admit I may have slacked on the research part before going there (Which means I’m sure I have missed a dozen yummy &...

4 Comments   Eating out, Travel

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