UAE Bans Import of Apples from Lebanon

It doesn't look like Lebanon's apple crisis is going to end anytime soon as the UAE has just banned imports of fruits and vegetables from five Middle Eastern countries, including apple from Lebanon. The reason for that is "concerns about high levels of pesticides" and they've requested from the concerned countries, which are Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon & Yemen, to "submit certificates to indicate that all other vegetables and fruits are free of pesticide residues…

An Idiotic Response to The Zouk Mosbeh Food Poisoning Incident

We've all heard about the food-poisoning incident that took place in Zouk Mosbeh two days ago. Basically three Syrian workers apparently got food-poisoned after Malak el Taouk and one of them died. The Malak el Taouk branch was shutdown for now but there are still no reports linking the worker's death to the branch, and as far as I know, food-poisoning can be life-threatening but in very rare cases. In all cases, I think it's…
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I love this Talaya Ad

5 months ago
I had never heard about Talaya Water till recently. What caught my attention is that they have glass bottles and jugs as well, which are far better than the plastic ones. In fact, I still ...
Food

Bouza 3a Koussa?

5 months ago
A shop called “Fadi Fruits” in Jnah is selling Zucchini-flavored ice cream and offering a free scoop for those who drop by. We’ve all heard the Bouza 3a Koussa joke but I never thought someone ...
Food

Not Your Average Maamoul Flavors: Honey, Orange, Rose Loukoum & Strawberry Pistachio

5 months ago
Nothing beats the traditional Maamoul flavors but there’s no harm in trying out new flavors. I got this year four original flavors from three different shops: 1- Orange-filled and honey-filled Maamouls from Neo-Gourmet. I loved ...
Critiques

Cake Sparklers Are Not Safe

5 months ago
Ziad Abi Chaker, an environmental & industrial engineer, has appeared on LBCI and AL Jadeed to talk about the hazards of cake sparklers, especially the ones that are commonly used in Lebanon. To be honest, ...
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I Almost Fell for Kababji’s April Fools Day’ Joke

5 months ago
Kababji announced Drone Delivery on March 31 and to be honest, I believed them for a second. There are drones delivering pizzas so why not Foul & Kabab? Imagine you’re up in the mountains craving ...
Food

Goût de France at Sofitel Beirut Le Gabriel

5 months ago
On Tuesday March 21 2017, in more than 100 countries around the world, 2000 restaurants and embassies celebrated France’s gastronomy by inviting the public to a “French-style” dinner. The aim from this initiative, named “Goût ...
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POY 2017 Winners Unveiled

6 months ago
I’ve been attending the Product of the Year Awards ceremony in Beirut for the past 3 years, but this year was a bit different for me after being selected as a jury member. It was ...
Baladi

Longest Shawarma in The World: Tyre breaks Guinness World Record

6 months ago
Tyre just broke the Guinness World Record for the longest Shawarma sandwich by rolling a 121 meters long sandwich, 75 meters longer than the previous record. 120 meters of bread, 292 kilos of chicken, 80 ...
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