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  • Keywords
    • Lebanon cuisine,
    • Lebanese recipes,
    • Mediterranean cooking,
    • Middle Eastern flavours,
    • Baba Ghannouj recipe,
    • Tabbouleh/Tabbouli recipe,
    • Kibbe/Kibbi recipe

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Mom's Lemon Tree
90 Lebanese family recipes
by Christina Haddad

"Just as my mother learned to cook from her mother, I honed my cooking by watching my mom, grandmothers and aunts, who were all queens in their respective kitchens." Mom’s Lemon Tree is the story of how a family that has crossed the world time and again holds on to its heritage. After Christina Haddad’s mother passed away, she began collecting her mother’s recipes, unlocking a treasure of family history. Hundreds of them had been handwritten into notebooks, sometimes on loose sheets of paper tucked in between the pages. A tribute to her late mother Pamela, who was born in Jamaica before traveling across the globe to start a new life in Lebanon, Mom’s Lemon Tree is an authentic cookbook of Lebanese cuisine coloured with hints of the Caribbean — unique family recipes passed down from one generation to the next. With delicious options for salads, soups, stews, main dishes, desserts, and more, Christina welcomes you to her family’s kitchen and shares the stories behind each dish. Whether you are a Lebanese emigrant yourself or simply a lover of Lebanese cuisine, you will learn how to prepare, season, spice, and serve a variety of traditional Lebanese dishes from beid bi banadoura (eggs and tomatoes, a breakfast staple) to Christina’s famous fish kibbe. At its core, Mom’s Lemon Tree is an intersection of cultures, symbolizing how Lebanese families across the globe hold onto their heritage through cooking. With this cookbook in your kitchen, you will always be enjoying good food and making memories with your loved ones, just like Christina.

Christina Haddad photo

Christina Haddad learned how to cook from her mother Pamela, whose feasts of years past are still spoken about fondly to this day. Having grown up in Lebanon before making her way to Canada, Christina is the heiress to a family that has mastered the subtleties of traditional Middle Eastern cuisine. Nowadays, she keeps her family tradition alive by cooking for her family and friends who have encouraged her to share her recipes widely. Christina now lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband. Together with their three adult children, along with family and friends, they continue to come together for family celebrations anchored in good food.


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