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EL ALTENO PEPE

Beirut, Lebanon
GPS 33°53'48.5"N 35°28'43.7"E


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Fast facts

  • The owner Miss Burham, designed the logo of the Dancing Peanuts in 1965 herself
  • The feet of the cartoon are white seeds, the legs are cashew nuts and the body is a peanut


Nuts in Beirut.


In Lebanon people love to cook with nuts. Nuts are super popular and one of world’s biggest nut distributers are located in this Middle Eastern country. So I guess that is where miss Burham found her inspiration in 1965. Each body part of her cartoons looks like a nut or seed. And oh yes, they dance. 

Now, if you are reading this and you’re somewhat a foodie, it will be no news to you that nuts are extremely healthy and are considered a superfood. They are a great source of many nutrients, they are loaded with antioxidants, they help you lose weight, they lower cholesterol, they are beneficial for type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, they reduce inflammation, they are high in fiber and they reduce your risk of a heart attack. And if you didn’t know this, you do now. You’re welcome! 

Want to try a Lebanese recipe that is not rice pudding or pita bread?
Here we go:

Ingredients:

  • 80g pine nuts
  • 80g pistachio nuts
  • 80g blanched whole almonds 
  • olive oil
  • 1 diced onion
  • 650 g rice
  • 1 litre chicken stock 
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh coriander 
  • 150 g lamb mince

Make it:
Heat some olive oil in a large pot and sauté the onion and meat for approximately 5 minutes. When the meat is brown and the onion gold, add the rice and the already boiling (!) chicken stock. Let simmer on a lower heat and add the cinnamon stick together with some salt and pepper. Cover and cook until the rice is tender. Heat another pan with some olive oil and fry the nuts, separately, until golden brown. When the rice is ready, server onto a large platter and sprinkle the dish with nuts and coriander.

 

 

     


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    Curated and shot by talented photographer Isabel Corthier. 
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