#HummusForLebanon: An Initiative To Help Lebanese Children

Hummus has long been a staple dish in the Lebanese cuisine all over the world. In recent years, it even became a symbol of national pride and a cause of "war" when Lebanon was challenged for the world's largest hummus dish record. However, our Lebanese hummus should be celebrated not fought over, and Al Wadi Al Akhdar's latest initiative #HummusForLebanon aims at gathering Hummus from the world back to Lebanon, in an attempt to help…

The Story Behind Marché Adonis’ Success

Ricardo Karam hosted Jamil Cheaib, one of the two Lebanese brothers behind Marché Adonis, the most popular Middle Eastern/Lebanese supermarket in Montreal. Adonis started with one branch back in 1979 and has since expanded to over 10 branches and 2900+ employees. The group's biggest achievement was signing a partnership agreement with Metro, a leading food retail in Quebec with roughly 1000 grocery stores. Metro acquired a majority stake of 55% in the group but the…
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Le Bristol Hotel Has Offered All Its Furniture to Beit El Baraka

4 months ago
The legendary Le Bristol hotel had to shut down last year due to the economic crisis. The 70-year old five-star hotel is an iconic establishment that hosted various prominent figures across the decades such as ...
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Al Wadi Al Akhdar: A Proud Ambassador for Lebanese Specialties Since 1979

4 months ago
Al Wadi Al Akhdar is easily the Lebanese diaspora’s most recognizable brand around the world. In 2021, Al Wadi Al Akhdar celebrates four decades of love and pride in our Lebanese culinary heritage. That’s 40 ...
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Visit Our Lady of Lebanon (Harissa) Virtually

4 months ago
The month of May is a time of honor and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary for Catholics around the world. In Lebanon, the most visited shrine is Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa whereas ...
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Henry Loussian’s Museum is Now Open!

4 months ago
Known as the keeper of Beirut’s past, Lebanese collector Henry Loussian has finally opened his Batroun house, his own Sistine Chapel, to the public. The announcement was made on Instagram where he invited people to ...
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Drone Footage of The Mokhtara palace

5 months ago
The Mokhtara Palace is one of the most prestigious and well preserved palaces in Lebanon. The 17th century mansion, which was destroyed in 1825 during struggles between the Druze sheikhs and Emir Bachir Shihab II, ...
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Meet Lebanon’s First International Top Model

5 months ago
OldBeirut shared an interesting post last week on Lebanon’s first international top model Andrée Acouri. Andree, also known as Câline/Andréa, according to the same source, is a model from the 1960s and 1970s who was ...
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“Everyone is The Creator of One’s Own Faith”: An Exhibition In Memory of Gaïa Fodoulian

5 months ago
“Everyone is the creator of one’s own faith”, these were the last words written by Gaïa Fodoulian on Instagram after spending the day out with her mother. That same day, Gaïa had returned home when ...
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A Virtual Travel Through Time To Bring Baalbek Back to Life

5 months ago
The Directorate General of Antiquities in Lebanon launched, in collaboration with the German Archaeological Institute and Flyover Zone, an application called “Baalbek Reborn: Temples” that provides a digital reconstruction of Baalbek temples and explains the ...
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