Barazek (Sesame Seed Cookies) or … in need of a Lebanese Aunt

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On our recent trip, I bought this fantastic book, The Culinary Heritage of Lebanon by Chef Ramzi.  I had never heard of him but it appears he is a bit of a star.  The book covers all the regions of Lebanon (with fabulous photos) and then details the traditional food of each region.  The book was originally written in Arabic but has been translated into English, French, Spanish (or, rather, “Spanich”), Portuguese and German.  It is a big and heavy book (528 pages) which contributed, significantly, to the weight of my luggage.  I highly recommend it for anyone obsessed with Lebanese food.

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