Lebanon

In 1986, Chef Kamal Al‑Faqih made his debut as the owner and head chef of Med Catering, Inc., the first exclusively Mediterranean catering company in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Born in the United States, Al‑Faqih grew up[...]

LOS ANGELES — The Western Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church reported on Sunday, December 18 the passing of former Primate Archbishop Vatche Hovsepian. He was 92 years old. Archbishop Hovsepian (baptismal name Hovsep) was born on[...]

BEIRUT — Joumana Accad, creator of the celebrated food blog TasteofBeirut.com, is a native Lebanese, a trained pastry chef and a professional caterer. In her debut cookbook, Taste of Beirut, she shares her heritage through exquisite food[...]

This stress-free Baked Pita Chips with Za’atar recipe appears at The Salt and Sweet Kitchen food blog. The Salt and Sweet Kitchen is an outstanding online resource for the best Lebanese recipes, healthy recipes, vegetarian recipes,[...]

A “new unspoiled unchained order,” where the extraordinarily gifted are free to live in their own “solitude,” and not in an “isolation” imposed on them by the “chains” of the existing order, is what Tamar Asadourian seeks:[...]

By Raffi V. Arkun and Aram Arkun Special to the Mirror-Spectator JAMAICA PLAIN, Mass. — While there may seem to be more and more people living to their 90s, and even 100, anything over that is still considered uncommon. A study in 2015[...]

BEIRUT — “There has been an Armenian presence in Lebanon for centuries. Their daily kitchen routine has become an interesting blend of these two exceptional and rich culinary traditions,” says Aline Kamakian, owner of the highly[...]

BEIRUT — Born in Beirut, food stylist and blogger Joumana Accad has taught thousands of home cooks about the traditional and legendary cuisine of her native Lebanon. Her extensive travels in her own country have brought her to local[...]

By Elise Antreassian Special to the Mirror-Spectator NEW YORK — In 2010, UNESCO declared Western Armenian an endangered language, which, by their definition, was a language likely to become extinct in the near future because its speakers[...]

In June 2021, the Brussels-based Akhtamar Quartet conducted a three-week concert tour in Armenia, performing 20 concerts free of charge for varied audiences, with the aim of bringing hope, optimism and moral support through the power of[...]