Lebanese expat bakes up a healthy business in Tripoli

At the worn-out Bou Khalil mall on the edge of Lebanon’s northern capital of Tripoli, Soumaya Merhi makes wheat-free baked goods for clients across Lebanon. Bread Basket is creating a demand for modern healthy products in a largely traditional market. She also hopes to educate the public about healthy eating, something she believes is lacking in the region. Merhi, who spent eight years living in Montreal, working in organic food and baking before returning to her native Tripoli to...

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