Throughout history, Lebanese cooking has ranked as one of the world's finest cuisines, using simple, healthy ingredients in delectable combinations. Helou presents over 250 authentic, classical recipes which represent an important part of the rich and turbulent history of this beautiful and bountiful country. the delicious arrays of world-famous mezze, offering light and refined servings, a delight to both eye and palate, provide a style of eating perfectly suited to today's health-conscious cook. There are wonderful vegetarian dishes as well as aromatic stews, many of which can be left to cook slowly, allowing flavors to develop and often tasting even better when eaten the following day. It is Mediterranean food of elegance and infinite variety, using in delectable combinations, simple, healthy ingredients - vegetables, fruit, nuts, grains and cold-pressed oils, rich in vitamins.Helou, Anissa is the author of 'Lebanese Cuisine : More Than 250 Authentic Recipes From The Most Elegant Middle Eastern Cuisine', published 2008 under ISBN 9781904010418 and ISBN 1904010415.