Fun Facts: Lebanese cuisine is ancient and many dishes can be traced back thousands of years to when it was under Roman and Phoenician rule. More recently, Lebanese cuisine was influenced by occupying powers. From 1516 to 1918, the Ottoman Turks controlled Lebanon and introduced a variety of foods that have become staples in the Lebanese diet, such as cooking with lamb.
After the Ottomans were defeated in World War I, France took control of Lebanon until 1943, when the country achieved its independence. The French introduced new dishes as well as their unique cooking styles.
ON THE DAILY SPECIALS ALL THIS WEEK: Warm Lebanese lamb salad with roasted Mediterranean vegetables and flatbreads.