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June Foodie Book: A Change of Appetite by Diana Henry

This month’s choice of foodie book is completely in line with my diet lately. With the whole 30 challenge, a change of appetite is exactly what’s been going on. This book was a coincidental find and I absolutely love it. The author, Diana Henry, created this book’s recipes when she started craving a different kind of diet. The kind that contains less meat and heavy food and focuses on vegetables, fish and grain-based dishes. What I love the most about the recipes in the book is that they are inspired by Middle Eastern and Far East food, passing by Georgia and Scandinavia.

Throughout the pages, you’ll find fresh and light dishes to inspire you to a healthier lifestyle. My favorites until now are this marinated cherry salad (which I tweaked a little bit) and a brown rice salad I’m looking forward to make when I can finally have rice again. There’s also a pistachio lemon cake I’ll be making soon.

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Prepare to open up to new food possibilities that can only make you feel good.

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Fadsfood’s Adventures Weekly Picks: The Convivial Italian Edit

Never eat alone. Always share what you eat. There is no bigger pleasure in life than giving.

– Fadsfood

This week, Fadsfood’s picks take us right to carb-land with two amazing pizzas and a delicious parmigiana di melanzane. They’re perfect for sharing food in this cozy weather! Check it out and follow him on instagram for mouthwatering pictures and food inspiration: @fadsfood.

Here are this week’s Italian picks:

Nonna Pizza – Monot, Ashrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon – Instagram: @nonnapizza

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#Thinnest and #Tastiest #Pizza in town #Nonna#Beirut #Ashrafieh #Monot #Food #Fadsfood

L’Osteria – Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon 

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Very tasty #Parmigiana di #Melanzane at #Osteria#MarMkhayel #happyhour #beirut #food #Italian#fadsfood

Pzza.Co – Downtown, Beirut, Lebanon – Instagram: @pzzaco

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#pzza&co #pizza #pzza.co #half #chocolate #lotus#speculos

 Pizza anyone?

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Product of The Week: Jamie Oliver Grind Mills

I’ve been watching and reading Jamie Oliver for as long as I can remember. He makes cooking seem so simple and fun and inspires all of us to healthy and flavorsome cooking. As we all know, the secret to a perfect dish is in the spices and seasoning. Two cooks can never produce the same final result as each one of them puts his own touch of spices and seasoning to it all. When I discovered that Jamie Oliver had created those grind mills that are a blend of different spices, I was delighted. You will find great combinations that will make you want to head to the kitchen right away. Plus, they’re the perfect seasoning to light dinners, adding flavor and great satisfaction. This is also made for the lazy ones who need to spice up their basic lunches and dinners, making cooking more simple.

In Beirut, the Jamie Oliver grind mills can be found at TSC Signature.

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Fadsfood’s Adventures Weekly Picks: The Authentic Lebanese Food

Never eat alone. Always share what you eat. There is no bigger pleasure in life than giving.

– Fadsfood

This week, Fadsfood’s picks make us long for warm weather and Lebanese food on warm sunny days. They’re traditional and delicious. Check it out and follow him on instagram for mouthwatering pictures and food inspiration: @fadsfood.

Here are this week’s Lebanese picks:

Sporting Club – Rawche, Beirut, Lebanon

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#Vintage #Sunday #Lunch #Sporting #Beirut#Lebanon #lebanesefood #Fish

JOZ Lebanese Diner – Rawche, Beirut, Lebanon – Instagram: @jozlebanesediner

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Excellent #taste #Shawarma #Meat #hommos #fries#salad #Joz #Lebanese #Diner #JozLebaneseDiner#Antelias #Fresh #Beirut #Lebanon #Food #Fadsfood

Mhanna Zahle – Zahle, Lebanon

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#Tomato #Garlic #Sumac is a must on every#lebanesefood table #Mhanna #Zahle #Lebanon#livelovelebanon

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January Foodie Book: Seasons by Donna Hay

Lately, I’ve been hearing a lot of people talk about their Kindles, how simple it is and how much they love it. Lots of other people also talk about how when they need a specific recipe, all they have to do is google it. I might be a bit old-fashioned when it comes to books, but I can’t live without them yet. I still go for a read I can touch instead of yet another electronic object. In fact, we visit bookstores twice a month, in an endless pursuit of fine discoveries and inspiration, and that’s why, we’ll be selecting a great foodie book every month of 2015 to inspire you.

January’s Foodie Book of the Month is ‘Seasons’ by DONNA HAY

What’s excellent about this recipe book is how it is divided into seasonal sections. Whether you’re looking for a fresh summery salad, a cozy cake or a warming soup, this is the book for you! It’s not new but it’s an absolute must-have for aspiring and amateur cooks. The recipes and ingredients used are simple and accessible, yet creative and innovative. I’ve often mentioned Donna Hay and I have to say I’m getting addicted to her ideas.

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Already 3 recipes inspired from this book have been featured on Breadonbutter: These BBQ-ed Prawns, This Coffee Cake and This Pumpkin Soup. Check them out, they’re simple and delicious!

Are you a book person? I’d love to know about your favorite food books! 🙂 

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Product of the Week: The Legendary Sriracha Sauce

I’ve been featuring a Design Item of the week for a while now as I’m always on a quest to discover cool things and sharing them on the blog. But since I also constantly discover new foodie products, I will be sharing Design items and foodie products alternatively. This week, the selected product is the legendary Sriracha Sauce.

We discovered Sriracha a few months ago while looking for a spicy Chicken Wings recipe. We stumbled upon one online and we’ve been hooked to it ever since (recipe here). Back then, when we saw something called Sriracha featured in the ingredients, we weren’t really sure it was going to be easy to find. I hadn’t even noticed it was actually the name of the sauce placed on all Asian restaurants’ tables in the world! But we did find it, and now we can’t live without it. It’s become one of our must-haves condiments at home, right next to mustard and ketchup.

Recently, the sauce has become widely famous. More people are aware of its existence and brands even use it as a flavor. Kettle Potato Chips now have a Sriracha flavored bag! What’s more, ketchup, beer, popcorn, lollipops, candy canes and pizza sauces can all be found Sriracha-flavored. This article in Food and Wine confirms it.

So what’s the story behind this sauce?

Sriracha wasn’t born until 1980. It was created by David Tran in Chinatown and was later introduced to the U.S. He made his own hot sauce by hand in a bucket and started selling it out of a van. He refused to adjust his product by making it a less spicy one like most people were suggesting. His answer was:

Hot sauce must be hot. If you don’t like it hot, use less. We don’t make mayonnaise here.

Being a hot sauce freak, I eat almost everything with a bit of Sriracha sauce. For spicy lovers, use it with Edamame, throw it in your salads (in small quantities) or dip chicken wings in it.

You can watch the whole Sriracha production process below (explained by David Tran himself!)

Who here is a spicy lover? Is Sriracha Sauce among your condiments?

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Fadsfood’s Adventures Weekly Picks: The Comeback

Never eat alone. Always share what you eat. There is no bigger pleasure in life than giving.

– Fadsfood

It’s 2015 and Fadsfood is back to inspire you! He’s been with Breadonbutter for 2 months now and we’re so happy to have him on board as an inspirational source for all of our food endeavors 🙂

This week is the first Fadsfood post of 2015. Check it out and follow him on instagram for mouthwatering pictures and food inspiration: @fadsfood.

Here are this week’s picks:

Smoking Bun – Mar Mikhael – Beirut, Lebanon – Instagram: @smokingbun

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One of the best #Burgers for less than 10$ #Smoking#Bun #Burger #Beirut #Tasty #Meat #Medium #Fries#fadsfood #fastfood #Streetfood #SmokingBun

Clos St. Thomas Wine  – Lebanon

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Best #White #Wine #Support #Local #Wine Order#Lebanese Wine #ClosStThomas #MustTry

Yeh Frozen Yogurt & Cafe – Kantari – Beirut, Lebanon – Instagram: @yehyogurtbeirut

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The new self service #Frozen #Yogurt place in #Beirut#Kantari #New #tastes #Oreo #Powder #Strawberry#Yeh #IceCream

For previous Fadsfood Picks, click here and enjoy!

Travel 0 comments on Foodie travel: 15 Food Festivals To Attend in 2015

Foodie travel: 15 Food Festivals To Attend in 2015

Every year, I come across pictures and information on the various food festivals going on around the world. Every year, I also promise myself I’ll try to attend at least one of them the year after. So I figured that in an effort to make this resolution happen, a list of the best food festivals in the world would be a great first step. I’ve been spending time researching and I was able to come up with a comprehensive list of interesting food festivals going on in 2015. I’ve classified them by date and region. So here goes.

Breadonbutter’s 2015 Food Festivals List

February

Dubai Food Festival

When: February 6 to 28, 2015

In Dubai, UAE

What it’s about: Various food-related activities, tastings, offers, Michelin starred chefs, street food, more than 200 cuisines and much more.

Sapporo Snow festival, Japan

When: February 5 to11, 2015

In Sapporo, Japan

What it’s about: Ice and snow sculptures, snowboarding, and winter foods—it’s an extreme winter experience, rendered Japanese style at the Sapporo Snow Festival.

Maslenitsa Festival (Pancake Festival)

When: February 16 to 22, 2015

Throughout Russia, with the biggest events in Moscow, Russia.

What it’s about: A traditional Russian holiday that celebrates the end of winter and the coming of spring. Also known as Butter week or Pancake Week, the festival spread over several days has festivities that include the preparation and consumption of pancakes that represent the round yellow sun that has emerged after the cold wintry days. It also includes bonfires, traditional Russian songs and dances, fireworks, puppet shows, riding on swings, sledding, etc.

Carnevale – Goodbye to Meat

When: Last day before Lent

In Venice, Italy

What it’s about: A cultural celebration with elaborate costumes, parades, music, and feasts. The final day of Carnevale (meaning goodbye meat) takes place on Shrove Tuesday each year, known locally as Martedi Grasso (fat Tuesday). This is a day of feasts and drinking, as the last day before Lent.
Celebrations take place in Saint Mark’s Square, at the heart of Venice, and include a beauty and costume pageant, and a competition for the most beautiful mask.

Tet Nguyen Dan, Vietnam

When: February 22 to 27, 2015

In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

What it’s about: Tet Nguyen Dan is the most important celebration in the Vietnamese calendar, marking the arrival of spring and the start of a new year.

March

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

When: February 27 to March 15, 2015

In Melbourne, Australia

What it’s about: The Melbourne food festival celebrates the culinary traditions of Australia, its fresh farm produce, its meat, and its wine. Events are held across Melbourne city and in Victoria to celebrate the highlights of Australian food.

Saint Patrick’s Festival – Greening the City

When: March 14 to 17, 2015

In Dublin, Ireland

What it’s about: Saint Patrick’s Day began as a Christian feast day in the 17th century, commemorating the death of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. People across Ireland and now the rest of the world wear outfits of green,while “greening” the city is done with green lights illuminating famous places like Trinity College and Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, and around the world, the Sydney Opera House and rivers, like the Chicago River, are dyed green.

June

Taste of London

When: June 17 to 21, 2015

In London, UK

What it’s about: This festival takes place in Regent’s Park and gives a taste of London’s top restaurants. There are mini-masterclasses to attend, as well as Q&A sessions with renowned chefs. This year, masterclasses will be given by Laurent Perrier, among others.

Food and Wine Magazine’s annual Aspen festival

When: June 19 to 21, 2015

In Aspen, Colorado, USA

What it’s about: This event is an all-star line-up of the hottest culinary talents and trends.

Haro Wine festival

When: June 29, 2015

In Haro, Spain

What it’s about: Haro, a charming town in Spain’s La Rioja region, is most famous for it full-flavored vino tinto, and the intoxicating festival that celebrates this luscious libation.

July-August

Maine Lobster Festival

When: July 29 to August 2, 2015

In Harbor Park, Rockland, Maine, USA

What it’s about: The Maine Lobster Festival is a celebration of the cuisine that has developed around the succulent lobsters found off the coast of Maine. Some of the highlights of the festival are cooking contests, involving lobsters as the main ingredient. People come from all over to celebrate Maine’s Lobster Festival, short summer weather and the state’s famed—and delicious—crustacean.

San Francisco Street Food Festival

When: August 16, 2015

In San Francisco, USA

What it’s about: San Francisco’s street food festival held annually in August reflects the changing tastes and openness to experimentation of the people of this great city. There are over 80 street food vendors and local producers present, no entry fees, no sit down dinners, and no waiters to serve, and everyone enjoys the informal ambiance, and a variety of delicious cuisine on offer.

September – October

Galway Oyster festival

When: September 24 to 27, 2015

In Galway, Ireland

What it’s about: Over 20,000 people from over 25 countries head to Galway the last weekend in September to indulge in oysters and practically anything else from the sea.

Oktoberfest

When: September 19 to October 4, 2015

In Munich, Germany

What it’s about: If you are looking for a getaway of beer, bratwurst, and traditional German sausages, you must head to Munich for the Oktoberfest. Apart from numerous varieties of beer on offer, visitors can feast on traditional Bavarian cuisine and enjoy the local music.

December

London Chocolate Festival

When: December 9 to 11, 2015

In Islington, London

What it’s about: Started in 2009, the London Chocolate Festival has grown to become the largest chocolate event in Britain and is now held at an indoor venue in the Business Design Center at Islington. This festival gives chocoholics a heavenly experience, including a Tasting Lounge, a Chocolate Cafe, a Hot Chocolate Trail, a Christmas Zone, which features a giant Christmas Tree decorated from top to bottom with chocolate, and a Health Zone where visitors can try raw chocolate and learn about the antioxidant properties and health advantages of consuming chocolate. The Chocolate Market and Food & Drink Circle Christmas Market offer visitors the perfect opportunity to buy their friends and loved ones a delicious chocolate gift for Christmas.

I’d love to hear about Food Festivals I missed while doing research. So please leave a comment below if you’ve any idea of a cool Food Festival to attend this year!

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Fadsfood’s Adventures Weekly Picks | The Week Before Christmas

Never eat alone. Always share what you eat. There is no bigger pleasure in life than giving.

– Fadsfood

This week was the week before Christmas. Fadsfood’s picks are thus all warm and cozy! Check them out and follow him on instagram for mouthwatering pictures and food inspiration: @fadsfood.

Here are this week’s picks:

Orient Express – Badaro, Beirut, Lebanon – Instagram: @orientexpressbeirut

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#Artichoke & #Spinach #Dip at @orientexpressbeirut#Badaro #Beirut #Excellent #Team #MustVisit

Balima – Saifi Village, Beirut, Lebanon

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Low fat cappuccino.. and this.. #Balima #Waffle#Dessert #Saifi #Beirut #Food #fadsfood #Gauffre#Nutella

L’Humeur Du Chef, Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon – Instagram: @lhumeurduchef

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#magical #brownie #paradise #lhumeurduchef#marmkhayel #beirut #chocolate

And because yesterday was the #ShareACokeSawa event at Junkyard Beirut, this picture (below) has to be shared

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The trend…… #shareacokesawa #cocacola #fadsfood

You can check last week’s picks here.

Where are you heading this weekend?

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Fadsfood’s Adventures Weekly Picks | The Festive Edition

Never eat alone. Always share what you eat. There is no bigger pleasure in life than giving.

– Fadsfood

This week, Fadsfood picks are all sweet and in line with the Holidays’ overall festive mood. Check them out and follow him on instagram for mouthwatering pictures and food inspiration: @fadsfood.

Here are this week’s picks:

Les caves de Taillevent Beirut – Lebanon – Instagram @lescavesdetaillevent

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I wanna go to Spain.. #jamon #wine #food #pairings #Cavedetaillevent #Holiday #Christmas2014 #Beirut

Metropole Brasserie – Beirut – Lebanon

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#Afternoon #Dessert at #Metropole #Brasserie #Beirut #PainPerdu #Fondant #Chocolat #FondantauChocolat #Fruits #Rouges #GrandeGaufre #Gaufre #Waffle #food #fadsfood

Nutella – Instagram @nutellamiddleeast

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I’m not sure they are gonna make it to the tree.. Mini #Nutella #Christmas #Tree #Decoration #Chocolate #happiness #shots #fadsfood

Check out last week’s picks here.

Which FESTIVE things are you doing/eating lately? 😀

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Fadsfood’s Adventures Weekly Picks | Week 3

Never eat alone. Always share what you eat. There is no bigger pleasure in life than giving.

– Fadsfood

This week, Fadsfood picks are warm and festive. Check them out and follow him on instagram for mouthwatering pictures and food inspiration: @fadsfood.

Here are this week’s picks:

Mimi’s Quiches at The Food Dealer – Instagram: @the_fooddealer

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Note: I got to taste my mimi’s quiches 2 days ago and they are amazing!

Quesadillas at Cafe de Penelope – Instagram: @cafedepenelope

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A variety of delicious chocolates! No need to say more 🙂

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Have you tried The Food Dealer or Cafe de Penelope? How did you find them?

P.S.: You can check last week’s picks on this link.

Have a great weekend!

Christmas, Parties & Happenings, Read, Things To Do 0 comments on Great Foodie Books To Offer This Christmas

Great Foodie Books To Offer This Christmas

On Monday, in the 11 perfect food lovers Christmas gift list, the very first item was a nice and efficient foodie book. I promised a list of great foodie books to offer this Christmas. So here are 10 of them I’d thought I’d classify according to every cook’s personality. There you go:

BreadOnButter’s List of 10 foodie books to offer this Christmas:

To: The classic cook who loves to make things from scratch:

Julia Child – Mastering the Art of French Cooking Volumes I & II

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To: The modern woman who loves hosting parties:

Des Recettes Pour Recevoir – Hachette Cuisine

Great Foodie Books To Offer This Christmas | breadonbutter

To: The one who likes to cook unusual but easy things:

Donna Hay – Seasons

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To: The healthy cooks who love adding flavor to their dishes:

Jamie Oliver – Cook With Jamie

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To: The oriental fusion fan:

Orient Express – Silvena Rowe

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To: The lovely baker with a fun edge:

Lily Vanilli – Sweet Tooth

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To: The inspiration-seeker:

Beirut Cooks – Pascale Habis

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To: The Entrepreneur:

A Delicious Life – New Food Entrepreneurs

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To: The amateur Chef:

Joel Robuchon – The Complete Robuchon

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To: The ambitious on-the-way-to-culinary-school Chef:

The Professional Chef – The Culinary Institue of America

Great Foodie Books To Offer This Christmas | breadonbutter

 

I’m actually searching for a new cookbook. Any other recommendation?