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7/11/24 7:00 pm
Edy Massih: Keep It Zesty

Join us on Thursday, July 11 for a conversation celebrating the release of chef Edy Massih's new cookbook, KEEP IT ZESTY: A CELEBRATION OF LEBANESE FLAVORS & CULTURE. Tickets include a reserved seat and copy of KEEP IT ZESTY. This event is open to all.

Born in a small fishing village in Lebanon, Edy Massih grew up eating and cooking alongside his Teitas (grandmothers), Odette and Jacquo, who taught him the secrets to preparing delicious Lebanese food, including how to roll labneh balls and bind homemade kibbeh by hand. When Edy moved to the United States with his family at age ten, cooking soon became his solace, and from eighteen onward, Edy steadily built his career as a chef and caterer, specializing in these dishes and many others from his native land. Then Covid-19 struck, and Edy’s dreams, like those of many other culinary professionals, were nearly derailed by the pandemic. But when his adopted Teita Maria decided to retire ownership of her beloved neighborhood deli, Edy knew what he had to do. In only a few short months, the new sign, Edy’s Grocer, went up, and the Lemony Corner of Brooklyn was born.

In Keep It Zesty, Edy shares his personal story as well as more than 115 easy-to-follow recipes for some of his favorite dishes—traditional Lebanese fare with a modern twist. Infused with the zest and positivity he brings to everyday life, Keep It Zesty offers everything adventurous home cooks need to whip up delicious weeknight meals and entertain friends.

Edy will be joined in conversation by Nadia Chaudhury.

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