Lebanese way of life
Most often foods are either grilled, baked or sautéed in olive oil. Vegetables are often eaten raw or pickled as well as cooked. Lebanese cuisine follows seasons like most Mediterranean countries.
This style of serving food is less a part of family life than it is of entertaining and cafes. Mezze may be as simple as pickled vegetables or raw vegetables, hummus, baba ghanouj and bread, or it may become an entire meal consisting of grilled seafood, skewered meats, a variety of cooked and raw salads such as tabbouleh or fattoush.
At the end of a traditional lebanese meal, we often propose simple fruits. Also Baklava the well-known dessert along with a Ahwé (coffee) can be served.
Lebanese sweets include delicious pastries such as Baklava, Kaak or Sfouf. Some dishes are also specifically prepared on special occasions: the meghli dessert, for instance is served to celebrate a newborn baby in the family.