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J.M. Haggar
J.M. Haggar

Lebanese immigrant and founder of Haggar Slacks.

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October 20th, 2014

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Lebanon's Wadi el Safi sings Ustad

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The Arabic instrument known as the “qanun” is a 72 string trapezoidal instrument and generally plays the melody or supports the voice of other melodic instruments in the Arab ensemble.


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Tahini-egg Salad

Place tahini, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper and water in a blender, then blend for a minute. Gently mix with eggs and parsley, then spread on a platter. Sprinkle with cumin and serve.

HABEEB SALLOUM, author of our "Recipe of the Day" series, is a Canadian freelance writer and author specializing in food, history and travel. Besides 6 books and 18 chapters in various publications, he has written hundreds of articles about culture, food, travel, history and homesteading in western Canada. His writing has appeared in such publications as the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, the Western Producer, Vegetarian Journal and Saveur.