Lebanese food has become so popular that ingredients such as burghul and tahini, once only available at specialist Middle Eastern grocers, can now be purchased at supermarkets and health food store.
Many people order only mezze when they eat at a Lebanese restaurant, so popular are these tasty dishes. The most famous Lebanese salad is Tabbouleh, indispensable in a Falafel roll, but there are many other ways to prepare the vegetables of the Middle East. Lebanese chicken and fish dishes are light and fresh. Lemon, lime and fresh herbs are the flavorings most often used. Lamb is a favorite meat in Lebanon and it is cooked in innovative ways. Beef is used less often and is usually formed into meatballs or casseroled.
Lebanese like their desserts sweet - they are often perfumed with rose water or orange flower water. Honey and nuts are a feature too.