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a shorkk special offer

We've sold out of Zejd's 3L tins of EVOO, so until Friday 18th November, we are offering a special price on 3 tins of 500ml of Zejd extra virgin olive oil, with free postage too. Just add the voucher coupon EVOOspecial at the checkout. An early Christmas present from us to you!

Youssef Fares, owner producer of Zejd, is starting his olive harvest in Beino, north Lebanon next Monday. While rain is important to irrigate the souri olives after a very dry summer, the amount of rain has made handpicking the olives challenging. Luckily a week of dry weather is forecast. This year olive farmers are expecting much better yields than last year, a ray of hope amid the dismal news from Lebanon.

Top tip: Don't forget to use a tin opener to remove the top of your 500ml EVOO. You'll find a little pool of extra oil at the bottom! The tins wash up well, and make stunning vases for flowers.


Photo of vineyards in the Bekaa valley by Ruth Moucharafieh.
Many see Lebanon's green gold, olive oil, and its first class wine, as a way out of the economic crisis. In "What Lebanese wine needs" Lebanese wine writer Michael Karam outlines exciting new varieties and how important this soft-power tool is for the country.
His book Lebanese Wine: A complete guide to its History and Winemakers is out in 2023.


Would you be prepared to hold up a bank with a toy gun if it was the only way to withdraw your own money? Sally, 28 years old, did just that in Beirut in September.
If you had $100,000 in a bank account in pre 2019 Lebanon, today it would be worth $3,500. Why?
Monday's Guardian podcast, illuminates the situation, interviewing Reuter's deputy bureau chief Timour Azhari. So worth listening to.


We will be well stocked shortly with some new things for Christmas! Looking forward to seeing you at:-

12th November Bath Farmers' Market
19th November Whiteladies Road.
26th November Windmill Hill Market
5th December Nailsea Eat:Festival



If you're interested in our hampers, look out for the next newsletter. Many of you have already emailed requesting a copy of Barbara Massaad's book Mezze. If you'd like to add your name to the list, please email
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