Lebanon meets Acapulco

Acapulco- Mexican beach potato tacos.

 I vividly remember sitting on the Condesa beach or as is called “The golden zone” waiting for Dona Onesima with her potato tacos and Buffalo Sauce tray on her head. While cooking, the smell, brought me back to my childhood in Acapulco. Yet as delicious “Buffalo sauce” is, it’s open to interpretation about what it can or can’t include. What a site was watching a child polishing his coins to a shiny state with the sauce! Yes…It shined!

Atlantic salmon in a Lebanese sauce.

Lebanese cuisine is a culinary tradition that includes an abundance of grains, vegetables and fresh fish. Using fresh ingredients, as chickpeas, Aleppo peppers, spices, garlic…  I combined it within a freshly baked Atlantic salmon.

 This magnificent cuisine brings me to “The Prophet” by Kahlil Gibran—a stoning and insightful treasure of life relations.

Dialing in the best possible topics that unifies continents as well as decades, it’s  easy to conclude, “food is love.”

“And in the autumn, when you gather the grapes from your vineyards, say in your heart, “I too am a vineyard, and my fruit shall be gathered for the wine press, and like new wine, shall be kept in vessels.

Let it be in the song a remembrance for the autumn days, and for the vineyard and the winepress.”

 Kahlil Gibran – 1883-1931

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