Explore Lebanon! Cooking Kit
Lebanon has the most religiously diverse society in the Middle East. Its unique cultural history came from the many foreign rulers who occupied Lebanon starting with the Ottoman Empire in the 17th century. These foreign powers helped shape the Lebanese cuisine as we know it today.
In our explore Lebanon box, we introduce families and kids to basic information about the country and one of the major Islamic holidays, Eid Al-Fitr, a festival celebrated by all Muslims (followers of Islamic religion) around the world at the end of the Ramadan fasting month. Including in the box are 3 popular recipes.
Includes Three Delicious Recipes
Every country has its own version of meatballs, and in Lebanon they call them kafta. The traditional Lebanese kafta is a mix of ground lamb and beef with spices and herbs but you can make them with just ground beef or ground lamb. Serve them with yogurt sauce with a hint of sumac and it will transport you to the streets of Lebanon.
Shawarma is a Middle Eastern method of slowly pit roasting meat on a rotating skewer. Originally from Ottoman Turkey and made with lamb, today shawarma is also made with chicken, turkey, beef or veal. King of street foods, in Lebanon, shawarma is typically topped with pickled onions, cucumbers, tahini, parsley and tomatoes.
Kousa Mahshi, or stuffed zucchini in Arabic, is a popular Lebanese dish during the summer months, when zucchini is at its prime. The traditional way to make kousa mahshi is to hollow out a whole zucchini and stuff it with a spiced meat ﬁlling.
Each Explorer Box Includes
3 Recipe Cards
(4 servings each)
3 popular dishes from each country with easy-to-follow instructions for chefs of all ages
Essential spice/sauce/grain mixes
unique seasonings that will transform your basic fresh ingredients into a culinary experience
(for fresh ingredients)
have fun at grocery stores or farm stands with the list and find your preferred fresh ingredients that meet your dietary preferences or restrictions