Ghillie Basan is a food and travel writer. She is the author of Classic Turkish Cookery, The Modern Tagine Cookbook and Flavours of the Middle East.
Basbousa is a popular Lebanese semolina and poppy seed cake with a zesty lemon drizzle.
Kibbeh are bulgur and lamb patties found throughout eastern Mediterranean countries.
A traditional Lebanese salad of broad beans tossed in garlic and coriander.
Crema shorba al-adas is popular with families throughout Lebanon.
Shellfish tagines like this prawn tagine are inspired by Andalusian cuisine.
This chicken tagine is both fruity and spicy, and the rosemary and ginger give it a delightful aroma.
A gently spiced vegetarian tagine with apricots and dates.
These classic cigar-shaped pastries make popular snack and meze food.
Ideal for lunch, a savoury snack or a starter, these are tasty and versatile.