Hussien Dekmak was born in Beirut and has been cooking since he was a teenager. He trained at Al Hamra in Shepherd Market, in London's West End, and opened Le Mignon in 1997 - 'an outpost of classic Lebanese cooking in Camden' (Time Out).
In his first book, Hussien Dekmak opens the door to his country's food and traditions with over 100 delicious, authentic recipes that you can cook at home. With emphasis on fresh ingredients and aromatic spices, Lebanese food reflects the healthy Mediterranean diet, with an abundance of fresh vegetables, olive oil, garlic, fish, lamb, chicken and grains. Hussien shows how you can cater for all tastes and appetites by putting different dishes together from chapters on Soups, Salads, Hot and Cold Starters, Main Dishes, Barbecues, Sweets and Drinks.