Gadhafi Is Dead, Libyan Food Is Not

20 Oct

Libya, North African countryThis year the revolution was televised and we saw the people of Egypt and Libya rise up against their governments both of which were run by dictatorships. Today it has been reported that Libyan dictator, Moammar Gadhafi has been killed by the  rebels leading the revolt in his country. As the US awaits official confirmation of Gadhafi’s death Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., issued a statement describing the event as “an end to the first phase of the Libyan revolution.”  And said that the US and Europe “must now deepen our support of the Libyan people.”

Couscous and vegetables a common Libyan dish is flavorful and vegetarian friendly. is interpreting that by offering a 50% discount at Nomad, voted best Mediterranean restaurant in the East Village in NYC. Chef Luísa Fernandes is a past winner of “Chopped” which airs on the Food Network, and serves authentic North African food with a Mediterranean twist. Libya as I’m sure we all know is located in North Africa and their cuisine therefore is a blend of Mediterranean, African, and Italian influences. Finding a straight Libyan restaurant in the United States is rare, we stumbled upon Bisou in Pittsburg, PA which serves a great plate of Libyan rice. Does anyone have any good intel on where we can score some authentic Libyan food?


2 Responses to “Gadhafi Is Dead, Libyan Food Is Not”

  1. Johnny K. October 20, 2011 at 11:15 pm #

    I would check out the cuisine of restaurants in Astoria, Queens, for Egyptian food and possibly an opportunity for Libyan dishes.

    • restrow October 21, 2011 at 9:56 am #

      Those are exellent suggestions! Astoria is very diverse and probably has some great little known (except to the locals) spots! Food is a language we all speak and if it can open the door towards appreciating and getting to know people from different walks of life then I say Bon Appetit!

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