The Olive Shop in Al Qalamoun

She's known for pulling money from under her cardigan and offering lemonade to visitors. Her fingers are short and wide; her walk, slow and deliberate; her body, heavy with decades of work; her eyes, beautiful with a smile. She's the cook and shopkeeper of an olive, blossom water, and jam store on the old coastal … Continue reading The Olive Shop in Al Qalamoun

Food Markets: A Way to My Heart

I love food and where it’s sold: markets. Lingering in food shops and food aisles and chatting with food vendors and food makers are some of the ways I know PLACE. Let me introduce you to some of the markets I visited in Tripoli, Lebanon. Sections and Service This market caught my attention during my … Continue reading Food Markets: A Way to My Heart