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Antonine University Spring Festival 2018: Souk el Akel, Zahle!
May 16, 2018

Zahle here we come... two days of endless fun, entertainment, great food ideas and the Universite Antonine Job Fair.


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What Does the World Eat for Breakfast?

Breakfast & Coffee

May 14, 2018 | News

Where should your taste buds actually live? Go around the world and discover many kinds of breakfast!



April 14, 2018 | Popular

Visually experience the most popular cuisines from across the world. When you think of your favorite dish, you probably think of a particular taste: sweet, sour, savory or maybe spicy. But for people with synaesthesia – a perceptual…

Lebanon Makes it on The World Atlas of Street Food


July 08, 2017 | Popular

Lebanon's Souk el Akel makes it on the cover of the World Atlas of Street Food. We are proud!  Street food is fresh, cheap, plentiful, varied and available in an increasing number of metropolitan locations. Food that was previously only…

Pick a City and Let NoGarlicNoOnions' Reviews Guide You...


June 20, 2017 | Popular

On this date back in 2012, NoGarlicNoOnions, the restaurant reviews blog saw the light... five years later, The Discovery Box, Mechwar TV Show, The Foodies' Trail, Souk el Mawasem and Souk el Akel... thank you for believing in our mission! With more…

The Real Size of the World!


April 09, 2017 | Spotted Stories

If you want to know the true size of the world, don’t look at an atlas. This may sound like a conspiracy theory but our current world map is wrong. The size and shape of countries and continents are either much bigger or much smaller than…

209: The Lebanese Wine Platform


March 30, 2017

In just five short months since its launch, 209LebaneseWine.com, the first Lebanese-only wine platform, is revolutionizing the Lebanese wine retail industry. Named after the Pantone reference of the color shade of red wine, 209’s community…

The World's Most Expensive 'Aged' Chocolate


February 16, 2017 | Spotted Stories

Aged To’ak chocolate, made from the rarest and most ancient Nacional cacao, is allegedly the world’s most expensive ‘aged’ chocolate, priced at $270 (AED992) per 50 grams bar and is available for purchase online in the…

The Best Dessert in 24 Countries Around the World

Desserts & Sweets

January 14, 2017 | Spotted Stories

A meal isn't complete without dessert. While that's true around the world, desserts differ from country to country. Some are light and fruity, and some are rich and chocolaty. From Japan's mochi to Poland's poppy seed rolls, read on to…

What a Cup of Tea Looks Like Around the World


November 19, 2016

Let's make a cup of tea tonight and cosy up... it's getting cold out there... While tea has become synonymous with Britain's 5'ocklock tea, this hot drink is a popular drink right around the globe. There's much more to tea than generic teabags we…

Starbucks Green Cup Celebrates Community

Spotted Stories

November 19, 2016

A single line connects the figures. A coffee farmer, a family, a barista, friends embracing. A mosaic of more than a hundred people drawn in one continuous stroke is featured on a new Starbucks green cup. The new green…

Celebrate World Food Day 2016


October 16, 2016

What is World Food Day? On October 16, World Food Day, join the global movement to end hunger. Be a part of the solution in your community and around the world. Because when it comes to hunger, the only acceptable number is…

An a-z of Breads From Around the World

Bread & Bakeries

October 13, 2016 | News

Sandwich, accompaniment, dip or toast, there’s always room on the table for bread – wherever you are in the world. There’s something so satisfying and deceptively simple about that lump of baked dough, which is in fact a creation…

Happy Adha Everyone


September 10, 2016

Happy Adha to all from all of us at NoGarlicNoOnions... It's a beautiful time to cherish all that matters to us... our families and loved ones and hope for love, peace and serenity around the world. Don't forget to also lend a hand to the less…

How the World Serves Eggs


August 17, 2016

Forget fried, boiled or poached and let's try 16 new ways to enjoy some eggs with this infographic from Expedia.

Souk el Akel Travels Around the World in Beit Chebeb


August 15, 2016 | Souk el Akel

Travel Around the World in Beit Chebab is a one of kind event which aims to introduce people to the cultures and traditions of different countries from around the world. St. Antoine’s Church Square, Beit Chabeb, will be hosting fourteen…

Around the world in 20 National Spirits


July 14, 2016

What better way to find more out about a place and its culture than sipping the national spirit in the way the locals do? And every spirit tells a story. Take the lawn party politesse of the English gin and tonic – it’s refined…

14 Iconic Sandwiches From Around The World


June 04, 2016

The British like to think they know a thing or two about the sandwich, even going so far as to claim their Earl of Sandwich invented it – although it’s likely he copied the design from early Mediterranean fast food boffins. From the…

Rainbow Craze Found it's Way into Sushi Rolls


May 17, 2016

The rainbow food trend that has made it's way to cakes, pies, bagels, pancakes has now found it's way into sushi. The "Rainbow Food Trend" can now be enjoyed in a mouthwatering roll of sushi. This craze is making it's way to into various…

Pastries From Around the World: The Eclair Revolution!


May 10, 2016 | Recommended

And the world's eclair craze continues. After Fauchon and Un Eclair de Genie in France, Choux D'enfer in London, Éclair in Seoul and the French Revolution in Bucharest, the world is witnessing an Eclair revolution indeed where…

Sleeping with the Sharks... Interested?


March 31, 2016 | Travel

Love sharks? Live in a Shark Aquarium. This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sleep in an underwater bedroom, where the only thing separating you from your neighbors is the 360-degree transparent wall. Airbnb's innovative room is located…

Let's Celebrate Our Planet, Let's Celebrate Earth Hour


March 18, 2016

Creating change in this world starts at home... Creating a better world for ourselves, our kids and the future definitely starts with us... and showing our commitment to our planet is one way. How to make a change, you ask? Simple...let's all…

Celebrate International Women's Day Today and Everyday


March 08, 2016

We are all celebrating a special day today... March 8 marks a very important day - International Women's Day. NGNO's comes a little late just to remind everyone of the importance and value of every woman out there - the world celebrates today and we…

Potato Fries from Around the World


February 03, 2016

Would you like fries with that? Of course you would. Whether they’re fries, frites, chips or wedges – these crispy, salty potato sticks are loved all over the world. From their freshly cooked mouth-watering scent, their golden crust to…

Around the World in Hot Drinks


December 31, 2015

'Tis the season for all things warm. You've heard about the storm coming? I guess it's time for some hot chocolate maybe or a pumpkin spice latte... these may be traditional hot drinks but there's much more interesting hot drinks out there... In the…

Veuve Clicquot’s Eco-Friendly Mission: New Packaging from Leftover Grape Skins


December 06, 2015

LVMH-owned Champagne house Veuve Clicquot’s eco-friendly mission is evolving to include packaging that repurposes leftover grape skins. Veuve Clicquot unveiled its new Naturally Clicquot packaging on social media, explaining to…

Avoid Sogginess: Leather Piece of Ketchup


November 25, 2015

Often times when I use the word "soggy" it's not good... No one wants a soggy meal, especially not a burger filled with all the tasty condiments. I think Ernesto Uchimura, the lead chef for Plan Check restaurants, has come up with a…

It's Official: The World's Longest Manousheh is Lebanese


November 25, 2015 | News

Choueifat, Lebanon, 22 November 2015 - AMJAD High School’s diligent and dedicated teachers, staff and students officially set out and amazingly broke the world record of the longest mankoushe at 31.97 meters by knocking out the…

Tourism Stories Volume II: My Story, My Community, Our Future


November 22, 2015 | Press

My Story, My Community, Our Future, the second volume in UNWTO´s Tourism Stories series, was launched on the occasion of the 21st UNWTO General Assembly. The book features 28 stories of people working in tourism, illustrating the…

World Diabetes Day: Spread Awareness


November 14, 2015

According to IDF Diabetes, "By 2040, over 640 million of us may be living with diabetes." That's a scary number... Today, November 14 is known as World Diabetes Day, an internationally recognized day and an official United Nations Day. Why today?…

Travel Around the World's Smallest Countries


November 11, 2015

Discover the world's smallest countries - they may be small in size but they make up for in culture, adventure and fun. So whether you’re looking for gorgeous beaches, museums full of history or luxurious hotels and casinos, don’t…

Halloween Around the World


October 18, 2015

Walking around New York City, I feel the anticipation towards Halloween... Beautifully decorated pumpkins are spotted around the busy city. I found myself thinking about how this celebration is practiced in different parts of the world. I came…

40 No Nos for Tourists Around the World

Spotted Stories

June 09, 2015

It's summer and I am assuming most of you are planning a vacation some where fun... but it's good to know more about some of the things that are frowned upon in different parts of the world. FlyDubai.co.uk put together the complete list of what…

The World’s Tastiest Sandwiches: Lebanon is on the List


May 14, 2015 | Popular

Just imagine a world without sandwiches.  Okay, sorry, that was cruel. It doesn’t bear thinking about. Fret not though, they aren’t going anywhere. What’s more, here are the very best between two slices of bread. 1. Beirut -…

The World's Happiest Countries in 2015


May 05, 2015

The world’s 10 happiest countries, according to this year’s World Happiness Report which looks at earnings, living standards, employment, mental health and family stability. The report surveyed 158 countries.   The study was…

Happy Labor Day: Work is Love Made Visible


May 01, 2015

Let's celebrate the achievements we have made, let's celebrate the hard work every individual out there, including ourselves, puts on daily basis. No matter who you are and what you do, you make a difference in all our lives... Thank you... You help…

Coffee Etiquette Around the World

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

April 22, 2015 | Spotted Stories

Coffee... we all love it... ok most of us do... Coffee is one of the most popular beverages around the world, but did you know that the way it is prepared, served and enjoyed varies from one country to another... from one continent to another. Let's…

Around the World in 15 Taxis


April 13, 2015

Cab, tup tup, jeepney or jitney; whatever you call them, when you’re lost, tired or just need to get somewhere fast, the taxi is a sight for sore eyes. Ever since motorised travel first came into use in the 19th century, people with nous and…

Happy Women's Day: Make it Happen


March 08, 2015

NoGralicNoOnions would like to take a moment to celebrate a day that should be respected and appreciated by everyone... Happy Women's Day to every woman out there, including my wife, my mother, my friends and all the female foodies out…

White Gold: The Most Expensive Food in the World Today


February 21, 2015

A new caviar is thought to be the most expensive food in the world with a kilo of the "white gold" fetching a whopping £73,000 - and that is at the discount price.   The brand-new caviar, invented by fish farmer Walter Gruell, 51, and…

Christmas Dinners Around the World: How Would Yours Look Like?

Spotted Stories

December 12, 2014

With Christmas day fast approaching, many of us eagerly look forward to catching up with relatives, tearing the shiny wrapping paper off our new presents and spending some down time curled up on the sofa enjoying festive flicks and Christmas TV…

7up Rolls Out New Identity


December 09, 2014

You'll be seeing a new logo for 7up soon - PepsiCo announced an updated visual identity - logo and packaging - for the well-known soft drink. The new look is designed by New York-based design studio Sterling Brands. This new branding…

McDonald's To Launch New Slogan, No More "I'm Lovin It" For a While


October 31, 2014

Are they not 'lovin' it' anymore? The world's biggest fast food chain, McDonald's has unveiled a new slogan in an attempt to help it sales from sinking. The new slogan, 'Lovin Beats Hatin' will be launched next year, and is a campaign aimed to…

Find Out 13 Ways to Make Hummus at Home

Spotted Stories

October 15, 2014

We may all agree that hummus is one of the tastiest, healthiest mezze's out there and it is one of the most popular dips out there—and one of the easiest to make. Did you know that there are 13 ways to make hummos and luckily for me some…

Chocolate Lover's Travel Guide


September 29, 2014 | Spotted Stories

Chocolate is one of the world's most popular foods. Europeans in particular are passionate about cocoa - the chocolate industry is worth around £4 billion in Britain alone. Cocoa beans have travelled a long way from their ancestral…

Jeunes Sommeliers 2014 Competition: The Winners

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

September 20, 2014 | News

The 2014 edition of the International Jeunes Sommeliers Competition was held this week in Copenhagen, Denmark, featuring 15 Young Sommeliers from around the world. In 2007 the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs inaugurated the annual…

Heineken's 'Cities of the World' - Start Collecting

Spotted Stories

September 14, 2014

Heineken's 'Cities of the World' is aimed to inspire men to live worldly, new adventures by unlocking the secrets of their cities. The campaign includes special edition Heineken® bottles.reinforcing the notion that men should never stop…

Sanayeh Garden: Enjoy a Green Haven in Beirut

Spotted Stories

June 04, 2014 | Beirut

We all know that Beirut, and much of Lebanon, has a serious issue with a lack of green space. There are few places you can take your kids, our cities and towns often resemble concrete jungles. Thankfully, and I really am thankful, one small, or…

Nine Places You Absolutely, Positively Must See Before You Die: Lebanon is 6th


May 10, 2014 | Travel

The Huffington Post In honor of the Huffington Post's 9th birthday, they have named "9 Places You Absolutely, Positively Must See Before You Die." And proudly Lebanon is on that list... Read the full story on Huffington Post. "This is where my…

Make Some Coffee in Disposable Bags

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

May 09, 2014 | Spotted Stories

Here's a new and convenient way to make a cup of coffee in seconds...Danish coffee brand Grower’s Cup has come up with, The Coffeebrewer, a product that is shaped like a disposable bag. The bag contains coffee filters and a French press, and…

Vegetable-Flavored Ice Cream from Häagen-Dazs

Ice Cream & Gelato

April 24, 2014 | News

A new surprise from Häagen-Dazs: 'Tomato Cherry’ and ‘Carrot Orange’ flavors. Starting 12 May, the two new flavors which are part of the brand’s ‘Spoon Vege’ series, will roll out in Japan.  According…

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