Food

Guide to Traditional Lebanese Cuisine: 24 Lebanese Staples

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Dec 8, 2021 • 7 min read

Lebanese food brings to mind a kaleidoscope of sensory elements: From the aromatic, sharp perfume of cinnamon, cumin, thyme, and roasting meat to the clear, refreshing notes of leafy green herbs, zesty lemon, and garlic. With bright pops of citrusy sumac, earthy za’atar, and the floral sweetness of desserts laced with golden honey rounding out the flavorful cuisine.