Art and pastries: two of my favorite things. But why should they need to be mentioned as separate?
Because they really needn’t be!
Take a look at this poster, “Baklawa & Halawa” by Beirut designer Joumana Medlej, to see what I mean. The poster includes a whopping 42 delicious-looking pastries, all of which can be found in Lebanon and throughout the Middle East.
The poster exists in both English and Arabic, appealing to Western and Arabic audiences – but really, is any language necessary when you see such amazing looking pastries?
I don’t know about you, but I would love to have this on my wall (and try all the pastries)!
And the fact that Lebanese designers make pastries into art not only shows how important delicious food is in Lebanese culture, but it is also a clear indicator that Lebanon is where I really belong!