Monday, January 25, 2010

Bohsali shop

I have been a loyal customer of Amal Bohsali sweet shop (not sweatshop) in Beirut since the civil war. I always liked its karabij--one of my favorite sweets. But in this trip, the old Bohsali (different from the Amal Bohsali chain) re-opened for the first time since 1975 and in the same Riyad Solh* square. I now consider it my favorite, and the Karabij are superior to those of Lebanon. They will soon open an on-line delivery service.

* If you have read the private papers and letters of Chaim Wiezmann as I unfortunately have, you will see that the editor, on the basis on Zionist archives, states in footnotes that Riyad Solh was on the payroll of the Zionists. What a nation.