Bethany Kehdy

A Champion of Middle Eastern Food & Recipes

Candied Pumpkin Jam and Labneh Cheesecake

  Candied Pumpkin Jam and Labneh Cheesecake Author: Bethany Prep time: 1 hour 15 mins Cook time: 40 mins Total time: 1 hour 55 mins Serves: 6 This recipe is inspired by three different dishes: the Turkish dish kabak tatlisi, the cheesecake and, of course, Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. I do prefer this to the traditional pumpkin pie, as it’s far less sickly sweet. The pumpkin really gets to shine and it also melds well with the zesty labneh...

Taste Lebanon Food Trek Giveaway

Photography by Sarka Babicka Positioned between the glistening Mediterranean and exotic charm of the Middle East, Lebanon still remains much misunderstood in the West. However, while it may be easier to sell terrorism than tourism to newspapers, this tiny country is ripe for exploring. It's also a country where food plays a role in society which borders on the obsessive and there are few ways of really getting to know the culture as well as by...

Taste Lebanon Monthly Mingle Roundup

It's been an honor playing host for this month's mingle and delving into the intricacies of Lebanese cuisine with fellow food bloggers from around the world. Over the last month, I have discovered new blogs as well as very interesting twists and reinterpretations on the cuisine of Lebanon. It's been truly wonderful and I thank all who participated. To view pictures of the creations visit the photo gallery here.  Links to all the scrumptious...

Taste Lebanon Monthly Mingle- I Wanna Mingle With You!

Lebanese cuisine has become synonymous with mezze, hummus and tabouleh. But, did you know that there is a whole other side to Lebanese cuisine that seems to be relatively unexplored and still very much a secret to the West? Tabkha (s.) refers to any home-cooked, wholesome dish that is traditionally prepared by mothers and grandmothers around Lebanon. I have fond memories of coming home from school to one-pot dishes and stews simmering on the...

Taste Lebanon- A Culinary Journey Across Lebanon

"It didn’t ever feel like a ‘tour’, but more of a holiday with a friend who knew the area very well and the large quantities of food that were being offered each day!" Paul Richardson, September 2010 Edition Taste Lebanon culinary tours are in conjunction with the Lebanese Ministry of Tourism TASTE LEBANON 2nd edition dates are announced so hurry and book your seats! Tour kicks-off on April 28th, 2011 and ends on May 6th 2011! It has...