AS style or method of cooking that is from the Mediterranean countries such as Lebanon is referred to as Lebanese cuisine. Lebanese cuisine is a Levantine cuisine that consist of high levels of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, starches, fresh fish and seafood and low levels of animal fats for consumption. In any case where they have to consume red meat, they have to get it from a lamb on the coast or goat meat in the mountain regions. For a cuisine to be associated with the Lebanese cuisine it has to contain Lebanese flavours like olive oil, herbs, garlic and lemon as a seasoning as well as large amount of chickpeas.
Most of the times, Lebanese cuisine are prepared by grilling, baking or saut?ing in olive oil than in butter and cream while the vegetables are eaten raw, pickled, or cooked. The main characteristic of this type of cuisine is frequent and use of large amounts of spices and herbs. What is to be prepared in the Lebanese cuisine is usually determined by the seasons and what is available. Lebanese cuisine varies in different regions of the Mediterranean countries where in a country like Lebanon serving of drinks have to be accompanied with food while in Romania their family life must contain serving mezze which is an array of small dishes placed before the guests creating an array of colours, flavours, textures and aromas.
Shawarma Lamb which is marinated roast lamb slices served with tahini sauce, Shawarma Chicken whose ingredients are marinated roast chicken breast slices, served with garlic sauce and Shish Taouk which is prepared from Char-grilled skewered cubes of marinated chicken breast served with mild garlic sauce are some of the Lebanese cuisine. Rich pastries, milk cakes, ground mutton in rice with lots of tomatoes and tabbouleh are the most popular cuisines with the origin being from the Mediterranean countries.
The Lebanese cuisine served in places like the TarBoush bistro also include sweets like Pastries such as Aish as-Saraya, Qatayef and Basbousa as well as Lebanese ice cream with its oriental flavours, Lebanese roasted nuts with variety and mixes and beverages like Arabic coffee, Lebanese wine, jallab and ayran yogurt.
Technological advancement can allow one to be able to prepare their own Lebanese cuisines in their kitchen by following the recipes that are available in different websites across the internet. Apart from online recipes, books that can be bought from the online and street stores may contain recipes that will guide you into preparing your own Lebanese cuisine without much struggle. One of the books that are recommended with over 250 classical recipes that are fully comprehensive collection of truly authentic Lebanese recipes in English is the revised and updated edition Lebanese Cuisine by Anissa Helou.