A fine article in the Independent on Sunday by Joy Lo Dico about the resurgent interest in Lebanon in organic food, local food producers and traditional artisans – exemplified by the weekly Souk El Tayeb farmers’ market in Beirut.
Slightly odd to find it in the Travel section – it feels more like a food piece, or a straight feature – but I enjoyed the mood very much. An old woman who still makes traditional terracotta pots: “She had done it so many times that her hands had become her eyes.” Nice.
Makes me even more determined to get back to Lebanon before the end of the year. It’s been too long.
UPDATE (7 July): Lebanon set for record tourist season