Drink local !

Drink local !

Do you like gin tonic, fizz or basel ?
Next time you order one, think local ! Your favorite neighborhood bar might carry one of the 4 locally produced gins.

Jun Rechmaya Distillery, Gata Gata Gin, Junipium Riachi and The Three Brothers The Three Brothers Gin are all manufactured in Lebanon!

At BBS, we believe in buying local and supporting small businesses. Choosing locally-produced goods helps support local farmers, creates jobs in your community and reduces the overall environmental impact.
Having a range of competing and innovative brands around helps the economy to thrive.

Check out this article by Lebanon Opportunities.

Employing refugees in NYC

Great initiative by Manal and Wissam Kahi in NYC, where they employ refugees from all over the world, changing the way people perceive them and helping them thrive. Every person and every community can powerfully affect positive change around the world. Check out their story here Thank you Labneh&Facts for sharing this story!
Follow them here Eat Offbeat
         

“Eat Save Love”

What can we do about Lebanon’s food waste problem and waste disposal crisis ? Some individuals have taken this matter into their own hands to find solutions. “Eat Save Love” is an event organized by Diana Fayad in conjunction with the Beirut-based NGO ACT_4Tomorrow (Active Advocacy of Communities for Tomorrow). A pop-up restaurant (hosted by GardenState) where the menu (developed by chefs Bob Deeb and Tina Wazirian) was based on surplus food from supermarkets! This is such a great initiative to raise awareness, reduce food waste and fight hunger in Lebanon. Read more in The Daily Star article.          

Apples apples apples

An interesting read in The Daily Star about food waste and some of the new and creative solutions that have emerged. The article features Ceasar Cider and its impact on the apple crisis through the production of cider from the apples that farmers can’t otherwise sell. #buylocal #wehavethebestapples #CeasarCider Read the article here

The story of Oum Ali

You might have tasted her delicious Saj at Souk el Tayeb on Saturdays.. This is the story of Oum Ali who puts her heart, strength and soul into keeping the culinary traditions of her village alive. Watch this beautiful short documentary directed & produced by Nay Aoun (funded by USAID). Thank you Slow Food Beirut for striving …

Anthony Bourdain loves Beirut

Anthony Bourdain loves Beirut

“Everybody should come here. Everyone should see how complicated, how deeply troubled, and yet at the same time beautiful and awesome the world can be [..] In spite of everything, I love it here.”
Watch Anthony Bourdain’s videos from the field as he discovers Beirut, its food, its people.

 

Koullouna!

Koullouna!

For all those who live abroad, here’s a little something to stay connected with Lebanon!

Koullouna is a monthly subscription box filled with Lebanese products, a taste of home delivered right at your door. Through small donations, the subscription will also be a way to support local initiatives that have a positive impact on the country.
Experience Lebanon in a box! Bravo Marielle and your team, what a great concept.
If you wish to contribute and get your own awesome -home away from home- box, here is the link to their crowdfunding campaign.