Journalist Rami Khouri celebrates the kibbeh festival and Lebanese food and culture. Souk el Tayeb organized this event in Ehden to highlight the importance of food traditions and bring a divided country together through a good meal and a good time. Souk el Tayeb is Lebanon's first organic, twice-weekly farmers' market situated in Beirut. This festival was made possible through support provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development in Lebanon under the Expanding Economic Opportunities Project with SRI International and Social and Cultural Development Association (Inma). Khouri is the editor-at-large of the Beirut-based Daily Star and co-laureate of the 2006 Pax Christi International Peace Award. Khouri discussed the kibbeh festival in this recent Agence Global article.
You can find kibbeh here in Los Angeles. Jonathan Gold recommends Alcazar restaurant for delicious kibbeh nayeh, fried fish with tahini and shish tawook.
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