Helou, Anissa 1952-

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HELOU, Anissa 1952-

PERSONAL: Born February 1, 1952, in Beirut, Lebanon; daughter of Issa (a civil engineer) and Laurice Helou. Ethnicity: "Lebanese." Education: Attended a convent school in Lebanon. Politics: Liberal. Religion: Greek Orthodox. Hobbies and other interests: Fishing.

ADDRESSES: Home—44 Charlotte Rd., London EC2A 3PD, England; fax: +44-0-20-7739-0600. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: Sotheby's (auction house), London, England, marketing representative in the Middle East, c. 1975-78; art consultant to ruling family of Kuwait, 1978-86; freelance journalist and food writer, London, England, 1986—. Oxford Symposium of Food and Cooking, trustee.

MEMBER: International Association of Culinary Professionals, Guild of Good Writers.


Lebanese Cuisine, Grub Street (London, England), 1994, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1995.

Café Morocco, photographs by Jeremy Hopley, Octopus (London, England), 1998, Contemporary Books (Lincolnwood, IL), 1999.

(And photographer) Mediterranean Street Food:Stories, Soups, Snacks, Sandwiches, Barbecues, Sweets, and More, from Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2002.

WORK IN PROGRESS: A book on Mediterranean breads, for HarperCollins (New York, NY).



Library Journal, May 15, 2002, Judith Sutton, review of Mediterranean Street Food, p. 121.

Publishers Weekly, May 20, 2002, review of Mediterranean Street Food, p. 62.