So I went to Beirut, finally! Why did I want to go for so long? (I got this question a lot): because of the food, the people, the weather, the history, and also the food. My friend Florian and I spent 10 days in Lebanon, mostly in Beirut, some of it in the countryside, – and it’s been a delight! The people are incredibly friendly and welcoming, there’s so much to see and to experience, yes the traffic is literally insane, but oh well. There’s the food – the glorious, glorious food. Based on fresh and local ingredients Lebanese cooking is an amazing blend of acidity and earthiness, freshness and spices, all bound together with fragrant olive oil and fresh yoghurt. Obviously the locally grown ingredients are in their prime, all citrus fruits are perfection (especially that bitter orange), you can even get local bananas here. Delicious treats wait for you wherever you go, there’s an abundance of foods to try and most shops specialise in one dish and strive for perfection of it. Our daily schedule was determined by where we wanted to eat, from breakfast to dinner. It’s a tried-and-tested travel-method of mine that I can recommend a lot, especially when walking to these places to a) digest all the food you ate, and b) get an impression of the city. Beirut’s not that big, so you’ll pass most interesting sights and places on your way to the restaurants.
Archive: October 2018
I’ve had a really, really good eating week… I managed to eat at two of my absolute favorite places in Berlin – fun side note, I wrote down my faves over a year ago, and honestly, they haven’t changed! Does that mean the foodie hype in Berlin is slowing down? Does it mean I’m transitioning into an even more judgemental phase? (The one in which I don’t even give new stuff a chance?) It might be neither, or both. However, both favorites are staying on the favorite list, but this edition of eats is not all praise, since I really, really want to hear your opinion on that one super popular hummus place by Görlitzer Park since I’m… ambivalent. So, leggo!
I’ve had a week of pastries, it seems like. Carbs are always important for me (writing this with a carrot walnut muffin in hand), but this week I upped my game with two pastry breakfasts on the weekend. I’m still in the finalising steps of a job and didn’t get around a lot, and since I didn’t want to show you pictures of my fav home cooked lentil soup (credit to My New Roots from 2009!), this one’s mostly baked goods. Have a good week! And let me know about any exciting things you ate this past week.