The Lebanese Kitchen

Phaidon Press

On the shores of the eastern Mediterranean and a gateway to the Middle East, the food of Lebanon blends textures, colours, scents and flavours from both, and has long been regarded as one of the most refined cuisines in the Middle East. To reflect this, we used doors and gateways as the main concept for the book. The cover has three embossed Arabic doors, inviting the reader to walk through them and into the book. The door concept is reinforced throughout the book as chapter dividers, so when skimming through the book one has the feeling on walking in and out of Lebanese homes and culture. The serrated edges add atmosphere and a unique tactile feel. Photography by Toby Glanville.