Lebanon’s Ice Cream King

JFIF;CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 80 C   %# , #&')*)-0-(0%()(C   ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( " }!1AQa"q2#BR$3br %&'()*456789:CDEFGHIJSTUVWXYZcdefghijstuvwxyz w!1AQaq"2B #3Rbr $4%&'()*56789:CDEFGHIJSTUVWXYZcdefghijstuvwxyz ?aPW+c]`w\x#Bۨc2$ޠfqjI2$n =0k&Rθp3ޞy4RHLvRPÒ$cP_sZVs$Ȫ/9!~$0*Dr}qLfVcP]0su4$ zdvYxTM7 ()m xҩ2o(U3 $֠qUdR3F;DpA꧸>dH`̫йeO3?zGV'Q$DaA*%.ޤT cZrʫy܋X^Aj"0Aަ#8A:OZ$!K0iٌ`(GV;XS$+g{ay&ʛ\@2ީ˕\pJȓFN`beo[ym!xKute`dS \έV.UkIeV8Gwi?KRINH8|.0W~Db%9=&%#sRyyU/MIhT1U3MJЃW*HP]mHzU&"T$'̐4su'}}գ;1?k΍=jLR b>m$y5N䦓{ti{['hִm8KCraTc@UVL.Ư@cGN)+!x9p:P+8Z iJŶC0" rR9iű P84U@K ]F2 ^<.M9ǥAsC98VWF pwǁYvhwPsMK@觥jU$]@QIm`g5+bڒ:g >76Nj]*cY:Eyw~T\qԠP< ư,JuA&I)HJ? EVWSRK&?ubFKg 2hgʽiwOeUP5oFطV6t9&SUljZ)WsZAJlR"ez"v&94kT'"+HK QRb@U+p_5j Ip3s8`8=kŚW3vN>]Et `zp:u1Z=IC14ԧ۰>DÜG={Tg 8ircl0P{TVV$kH /b>Z/sihCYAC<6u8=i"UcEjp1H097zOXG5r }9q / a46*ӧ99T8}hr7)u@4&d4sW!|^\|v!ki6Y䑙osNsB6$ֲeDao~簥r]'M(jHldݹ13@1W\>@ڡ@'##tzEx$iJ:ݽjyާE(hι^+ ~+eNkԁpB*t1*նn֣:i]Jzwj;z:v\UU[-BC銎pCS{Ihz/Kvҳs0*Ԁd#":ԑl#!jh""<6%gLx \*O%`ILnJҸU oj$`h$̠wF}9+E#M RXIUfĊc q5yq%dmOޫ`Q[.c8K-jzl%<*EU*;ӽvG~H1jL`|PISRV1O5)G5]BMؗ p G"Ni1`'TzԼsPZך C5͚qRE Y~iڛ$Yj1I ] g=+[pk@Gzi͐)}+&!m*-JQO1B&džPEsvjJ$$w;rj[pR0[FcTSYqX{&S4)j7ҹ)S,MC\ʹ&O["C`?*= Vwgl@ɤl~1g4sil1Okm'?8<֊AWqE7c38}xfwUY BjSȽvGjD*CGYU!@#cZ@(R7mozS['0ͼTc}=:2qg@>^{{ӣ>4*{}i1>;==R9AeS2AJkP#џҸv_12j?ֲ%X܀ztAm8"ʜqp2y`.@oz͔GV )P5`$Ԩ^\$) Tn |ܫ1RPݳ,T۷ 1QQ?y۠*,`r  JNO_J^Qp?0"<'894096vvi9Ҁ":ֆ2}N}S+ǽDq @U@L *)*1ЌgYu9JeBP= Tmu=)4 SO>=O< ,JUTކʚV *FA ao) Mc+f6f2Z(O Y0Uqp@@#ҶggcYS*F隦J*G0:G\TڤQy#iWm+VN:J 8?xw hJF0 .>8[(ߚ,ZU8YUj=87""`mCiTSU#H\biLk$9O'_ܤFaɧ}pUAxaVݑV2i;ßZo9wsk++?R\һ:6U@q~BdN۷˓EfJzVXyܯ׽u6a:/gRN9W2][^ǥsTSU#LoZ {ZZЪ8+ lb F9RwzB悧9t&I8>ʬCc+Rpk.>]?_aZ(&Y\NT&I曪L'TTpGj[ ǑW6=/2ī=ʮE{h[ .* e}8Gn22rO5j 4O=jH)(=*4D)M.qP U95Dcs+sZR;OZL$-e~sTm՘kBKO&3+{@B/ZFB $j3MYz޴@_^{|;ޣV1d1Jxb*7cI%LJ*SCa0u/=H!w1SY=@<.)߷L2S#zr896KZ,Zx N8Sc$)78n? `㑸c8ndsZg|q,#wWj䭇=uZb_r?ZȔiD7ۿOGcSnǏ26A t(Fcߞ)#Z+*$P; cl' I_0f%p0x8`Ojn܍NA✹P jx\s4=k\I۰[Ȕ cP_F8AzSe2ҩq%1skXÛ׷a㨫q쨣9_VXZv,H1׹ ㊣j_`9c/Isolyќ^aMSI>I Iކ\$"P@ 29v>qӊL8zxJ`8rGr?JDڹ " p:B=:S $L8*4#=sۚvrAE0&]ks9h$ذǭaیEjEc)qR4{u ;$XyDAy[=i\$uL9nF7 C#i v$HJC6A4i`xn2he8 Y>g?4Þ=i@; x9_z kFG<\p9t,x=d8dPHO3Gn2MB8b"axoǽC5cq5T^UV>ޕ:!&:`09uڬ^76<QCAZ4[*J6mU.Xjxe&90'Q=GB:զKG9r5T3=kPUqg$.c[pLƬqXŽ~=j,>tmC]"2߻uF) 5Zej+*$ֺJdWAׯHzt#=}jz^쉢<2zU&,?z.❶G#b=~34(V<>πgY_~5OV53§'eo eB@5jjU3b31$zJ52:ֶ̍yN ]FAl$MOɪo=+HV+Tw aI4ȥ] s+|e+2e TGCDU$TnY7mΨKTkov^JH3X_e~p3Zo.VK!mX \M?̖"@-נQ]cQ̍5$P{)-̘KVVZuy´¤ͩ.Z.e.S[V*MS9%j.)̭X,gqR S_F6bsj쇏TX\EqV{, ޶Zu!X+sVuթ^@./PˀsαZb!9 &s"8FMR;Zed_8?ּc#-dvRt?k(9~Mx͊}f"1jJ&1(2OZC`k. ;EҴncY+D롇sխ ַacpNӦ)mB sVL; UNZEcLpŽ?>2[iErW Ÿr p;sQ8T`5Ti&Lti;XE͠[r2ˌ3Au xArP? 5\i*!ѷO´Դ$Er^+N7G=(1NXzWC] M ;~aW],JѾAfMC1ϙ2\<{ Ԛ+^ֱٜX5Y8.qXf$^܌CiIǕ35 jyy0"~+KC$ dfk4?j.u5^>E}v-j`Gޠa5otz+cw'Ԑ'>njOjkiqI9猎ZBN@ˋ̬rzGL 0EmsJFhScw9z/S)xe#ϵ"w4/r sq@6adr)ʅ֧r39`@ۀG )F֜:x@O+:{TdԀP#Ţɀ{VH*# =g(0MP Jf`L3Tq"(A9=EfP!p sL!Y|d۩ ]~15th"PӿD^#rPڻFdnAΡLмV̷sb"Y&}OE$9 Yn| *{rIR0r^p*ӜVSq0lpV1WnJ"=H68җPCq/b{VLJu |qccX2A-AյzyDjG+ҹԥ^<֮^X|¨&&bNsIi.DP񻢏֯GeNTn;!zP%Mnw`6kNsu*-?aX˹(k#4e6orA֦^=z7v9z…X {vz.`gr׍yizm_]<9=2z gwq[wG=ϥhj!Ֆb9ڻ$Md9d~a$=NI5[KU\eqqWfh.6֦FTv`99$byHN>l{VD7H8&k~;sP+_0cߵ.CϞ8njpA=>ZfSU nMcy0ҿaRe Zͣrc]^kԼ;4r4N"r:UU^ S8ԑlش Zql9LUtS>SD)J0 MQt8YHq L5e"CdKUXɛĞmbqٞg.,zt'2H~ҥzw=$Ka—.!6f"v`:ޝ: G=b^Q~K|.n| c1+~uEUB 8adUY p:*LU܃r ;s1%\>`B Hs z*B2Td1ڛ,cv2 =1; q X5}h''tTC(ϹNN[8j8,~׏F@yIAՆҠqB3;zwI&I_5oC@ 2('֜֬%Nds'$ 7Q Fh"S?3PGX5=hho:9VENU$$U(t^b`% »WʠҳnZ[?&5I+`1UΌt\~HiC $yi.H50PG"ǧ^-{U\~֔iԗTIq2N1REoxx*9]p1Y5uFi#zWah_Jl:m䣏TCq̜qfʥG`'Rjr8}+Vf{g9.j&q1t(v؇>m=qڬ$A]83q x|91eшUe΢e8d   QK#ȡ#fR]Tg`{`8AN}xDq>hEJY,KR+D~G0ǯmՊfhX9f6gۊdy"$Fi9{KrqOS_}"RrFcS\=~*{;Gpx߽Z}:B8YP{qZVZUoUT_Vm\%95h'UNa[1P$jh Ɗ[sUO9K՛՝Qèu$ɀ~U, K?GҺr@SX)Sti&Tp篟W G:0\:{8?v:r '#}+q/ HGQ^1Rќ0FŃ#0P#SZ(2>t. hۀrʣ?ޢTȿQ{W +Wf`-[XfNw~[ h x$v*%Oj0j?z!~<*pk:~aqUqnP[5$vb75@/D1ao FdzT>n#&$oUlҚ&M W }0#36Hv[T2'޴Ւ]ŏ?rNuGnvG}*iE`!6~ ?I-4-h1wzJD2N[6?D5ZKq>5ѳLkx0ㄛf*&%}xhvTsS5峲 F8Q%Y9T0RCx9£aH`EX8TVLYaMKm1nKn8!O:LuHStBfs)QqG$P\QYlGrm\.ǍFA9 {n@0YUO"(G 6#:Z eœ:z Y6eιGXhx~!9ɧ4gUaXVe!x^1uvdެ߽Ҥjj>pڣ23M pIGJ*E1cFTZd\8FFޣHeteV%H 92pvqר4mH)*Hޕ>bvN>N="~(E䑑O|"eqn\Xsیа?]sjښҜhђLGWAT5i1H7xai`lEs[#YTg.2'-_]ыD9qSn%tpQGRo{,@n 5j.ny17j!7ԱcxY g9FN+  渴 >t؆ <hVi<[l=G֬ j;$EQ *vԤL5&z3MbpsClOCެM R Vc.&VYyvm܂?*@l qB)Jj#QlL1ٺ Fu䓦}*&}ͱ1Zg(t-ݍqUrNtn: naSp ҭl"`Ža:c$ޏC4F!YѰY  UNeSr8JXY QH͸ ՋXylG-C[? U H, uSU *QH>cڳhjGbq]M{[Kr!d*rp#Y8W*VE/1[FjFr2`< ~}p~B1*CҴLs 9£N6ӰcL6*= ?wҔׂ;Q&Y\9ɕ9 .:A9>-x uI \@!gn RsZQdZu5̊L<"x591*BLCe@7TxTۜ$:î0;P22(: H7pÏNIH cĚzޣ}LVb ۜRqڐIOchZeN;F1%yrH1$Hr-M *g Cc?xJG \Ur* y9'ޭPr2j :"=db:Ԯ*;+E[QT4uh0zS-a.9=*2ܤ`ּl~6P~ΙBH@8v]~H$cs횎\LΌF1^{ŵ/U]3V%b"U 5ELm` YE <{Ijq ު[GkMoT}zVE4t[{՜A95P+% t*Y;>Ձwk-SHT%hqV~*"$z XF,g%z) 7L^ldm(O3`NAUCH̙Xe<Ҁ @U~rx#޾4仢[hwwKJHOێ=ieU6 ~lS #@O3(~zuSl zW\rO$=Jު c33M!rd z 82(^vX灷=ܯȊ!%'r?x$ooUi([IJ?JԩQ*9/‡YC笈$hF6&!7=ʅg!FŏZڵޯCԧv,'̪)|5ySFS22}ꕤm2*eTZK]Ur4#nGi.`;7!O֍dsfi$]( RNkݐDB?+tǨ&a;CV6//T\zJyVc9ک5u;]\gos9;[v.1?ʬ};QA+d  Q1lf7OU%GpJҴ%*ϴtQ(X w+b*:jdWӯ-" Bmv5sLLI5R;#MEGI4gӄy$޹ V@FsSQb4Nƒn'>dHvqKw!fjBo&nKO+ mnVwt'Ve}MG#]T0F2Mg#]~lߥ7!UH(B\SGV|tC1튖-9NK $3TMtFW2l].#Ա1U#V1=kKs89㞴;K(I.MBvӱ(:ng9Z*/1jb` Vc$V= XVpCrs`u !s",VN+n{&kI#U Ҫ43Ī'\{jobڲ.,J<+r~)օƠ͉g&;u@7 \mL(9?xǍoѭ`f?(2:?]8ݑRV*N_9cjPv^U7+qZ %Dd0DBf~*H51\Vd9G)#U5h^Оc:}x.aw?^d+H }EcOF-exuOމ߇:iJ #WΒ2jMe<:T O=0fLL `˺&r=ǽQ^)bpTv`_<'b=%CZS͵ / 9>C;(6zQhou+Ŷ?0!R2?C]PfvC _(y:-Si$=Zԧ)U!xXVhoJDJ.y'VR=OAM.LGrSҊ" x=*[81|=*YipIoz>X>nęR4w:H^6\(;\\`/)Kb2ZLrzF2`)r cEccFy UI _,u>еɖp<^dk8+%8j;[@Sny ZTz8GFAy8UXW!E"P}+{;N?p e1F@Z6$N88J#@t׏΄QŒM&CsBl}Z 8>k/ZW<f(,z)S)'ZwdAR~bx `1$SK `JslzzQ0TKN'< V3#8=M|c|0sU0.qy%p8v!r=Hnf~tؓhx?I &GL!b|ÌzT݀pɑ]hQ̐_ҩ1e1-M04E@ ר`{m\Ud|E Q|#6Ws4JÊ"+9 Ut]IBfS#1 ^E1#߭Z?2r$|@R:⭭[wd#J#+ yV&6"s^ OIyVW1o6"?Z6DmfYAi ozL_Z\N3kV掽2.YzPFnrr8>´"ӕ h7 UԌGso@ʣpo[~'1?v6`W _K ߞ?ƱN5vv+q:j/2p+W{ia79>rE3֣XX#H\W{z-Y6`im?0w)nQAcǰWOCF<ʱ]qrSQi3.eR>BN[AC-Fq4,P8SUJGt%86(dڤTzBF<O֬&*;Eip]7ۑ4/Ev1 y?Ұ[_IR=eA6m2Jc. f,K~,3A\?Lu?j eI>De9clq1dαc(V>F}q&}V?)2HzL#;OZ>RBK'y_q["Zwx;?Ƽ5' #I 9qV*3,I ,0ASozF`k'r̀mzj08!b%O5\jou &VKTR}LE/:0{? cIrYN|؉F$js424`lY$ ȮURRd7YAp?j}<+H|wIkŜN;¶fդLr3ȫHy Di& )%T[s^eEhv/SKaqFڽj)DYٍycǧ,19ҡRH=N.02Eo:FKhSsި̭)X4摓np*1Rj(݊49=p+n8k_2 ՚ق9֐Ygl+HܙŽ:3Nx$a28*c}u- E*c6 >88sSMkRnTDdۈ~Lc;z85KcM|*ɯfG4>Q%*q8Ὴ489G;$VNjF|SU%7+ӁJc>y'窓TIlMhܱq϶GҴ%Dx1D"S帔74rܟ8Qhl|qӁfLqƬNx#WLpG 3Y1o : ܔ|GđU#j3:dgBH ?άۦbx IvaZ)us+%F!@,[jcX[= '~ c>h崇j1ⶴʏry,zX$/T?v:J0?fQSzE ]ڤm6rkMhXRwQ+KVnU 4l?dpEQbiUy^:%kkIqgP|*$yUDss G۵F2kX%cv1]5wrsҮ\wrMQgV!@*(PP՞*I-1\" j<рeH$*֖D!4i&NI=A~ >I yћinx=4>RPzӭf .;G|d\}ޕml2i-Iti^]#hA>n_O$ZDлܴ !U˕X܌`@jvn% *k OU&q󴫰s;T&ͲsG^ko6ܢ?'$ "7231w-k3/5b[f(j݆<@^${D !]ձg7;w5F)Y#r.$mn`NN"A(~<Օ;[F zp323J_6GsUbn.13#!c.1Uhv g? ApWNEaUji81%"``T6Vnn0+mKḋ叟ƪW2꺑]ۍv G3nNLN]%Vae>ne#2^1O\p⨳噋?6zJv9+= #}GǟDdo EP I ƣB b3!I U zcW0?Lw6>SZ: iP0yz޴"K'u]XGlwbјa*Jҵtq֯sYV̉#֦ 2?sҒMYB+ṡzS_ ܓ*{ ҫFƫRN9ڳJZl\[rnU$%f`xgCĒPquW7BYK#nuczVqPYUOjNޢG5!KCBL4a5R5ZT3& >N}H}d2V/ 6f+ygI$|tuT.[`7='V9jFzMds%}Q&݈/A5F6Tdi8 K$C=?]YU >LcUp)0:VхW*C9ƹ7|ݕq+mX!b,w;"[f2λ(%gcRkvn =վt N9 i9rhkQZH6 B#Y9h>~Yx[)o:S唋'-HV3ZJ8 '8냱-OeWl VJK"q cִIndAp1OԲJOd*:0#TQSdԵ/&pT~~{ֿڏ-Djק\#t&iNL?ҽK|:eqH(Tcq&15)۫5ܼ`o-6G `&&f!9沄7r܉f,TȫȷM$Iձv8P@ 1~lW ߔM##94+mR{3E5tfIt9X5NUbOA I>J8hYdRJNMjJi@IGVOoT}I u$aYfB}3H9ڹSM8wV3/?jQ[j4-Z);4_^G(8}+.m)?2OSЯ5b.F\gXQVmujfy*=Vb0khZS^]jq沭f10RykM_z1էgu_FYJ 1Ahiڪ-mȌicޒ54x4"搇F1N0yҘXg0:Y^cjRyX9uﻰ0Gmd~-3Pi6)L<ݢ̓V2DQ}=HYT?g*6 :QےXҺRp=T21By})%ya$"zi 8898 Uۅ3Nbژ@$r{$c4bYFG'Ҟd/rqQ&1'ÿ$ON<6x߽K"(UM$Isޕwg'?;R ֩K@$^yY? 9ہ͆p&7ZKRn&ĘdU– V O$};Ts̑8IJqgTOfNbc=8B]Fo]2LJ~}x] 0V%A01eqګl;,i;_j8gr=GHlVcqS˩iܞ)fBU$ڬ9Vbs`y2OCXS$TQQԺAIb~R:޵lȑ[<-}=;uv%;;t3Hb888$dǶ:Sf"`9yE鴓j,냁] F9p?*.)*wkj}ؚ"/Թxa={9'{yػnޕ'vNpr %z˩ȵ]a2tZ䮾DjAdY\Vx"T8Ao?Z/o`HJ̩.yr??võg/DHyf8<&[@/pKx}'Ϳ zW]q.q;ZҚ: +4Azכzc; zWm(tt]%fh)UclU5BE4]Ԝ 1M5dӷ`br r0y E|;"R6j-8< Tq+F dѣ-3 UrN95_l*@|MAob%[*1!^qWDaMŧ`r ġ#b~P+nV5[gQXY3A}zxJYÈа-m9f=U-̆IH;}f^]6)&0y#ޕn7wgU#ҴX^qu# dWKp{QZ t9n9OQ,zES]`H^wnbnJêp3ޔnČI8_Oq@wVIt&hԐ:Ԗʍ֡`ZHIBa t;OJ92*eA>)*9$,1!vw%O|sƐqTR;R8'QsN dd r)s`/#h9!Sӹc428 aNp4!8KO Ȥ'*yM,y~A"`֠'j``1 U݉`O\g$.N1FfV >)}}QCfJOBX._ ̒K¯Gj0W^oFݣM )(?c^*9YBӹw&7>cPӮWo=9G_nYjj-,ბ_5ΗztlNϚERiY1x<Ӑm51Bv8'XLWNbss7,\\8'5 %sOE2'aW!W9&zh^6N ji,af}z{&NU%͘åhʬZq]Yb*Oik & pcǒOXV,뽾eZ),WI6EG<+bX%pe?J_ k$[iߨQr2IuF{p6G=k8eZf?kxp=}Gs"KQR;ph_Wgɩ$`[R:wn͛[iXXTw.*V9Tj29s7ЫsC5!=jTAq.>xU]>/K&=} };,`iG_WՏjښ]V|[tOsLJ;^&>\y9DpLR`ce`db7d`; ]Nv0zjZhs?SRdЧe(ىt?@G޸fx.8 q] 5FH܍AB+;Z3O)ي[W]-A5VFdnUr>dav8#`,@Ѩǝz.Y_=|+$Q1lpTb*Tg_޻,gEWKQQ{j_E57,?VĨÒJqW(u;Pq"+A3QG8N>&VSYKVLz1rҟ<  41)jw&8R. 6xA G,+Jpvk-^S+05ǕҲmS `ܨjQrs{w=)J:Wر^Q׉xyt?ƨu4>}cVO0LI=I5F0UEhS1F,a#`8=^@h#xE+ ^}M;p dЄf8R9>t{?︂2Fz{Yw#C9f#^A",xYzø-MC}^2xj3]?ZV7qs򷺷9%tfA޼kRU0wmli7e?(~Ej W*K n;+@9S+Rg1cyظxOP|\%?@|8uztq{vQDb'l՘ro/Ru;NO|>޺.S.ngr>F0,QA ֜ sRݴE/1Ќ0T=Ye6-PK*BS}k""2NzZ#DqUNFy5%U[_y1ypzTCN㮦1C?9rmmJA*UowsL]kWFZnCk*:`N|w/ɵsp:}K0`6[E%L$ze%Z9S= 'SK%\u5[{|2`zѼBnc8#BjG.GZkҼH.{jpˌ8ϡdPj\)xcRL%cQ3beơhX`f OZF$ӪI ̾Hw!X׊t8~uqS}Nָ{V\y",ǯXp+EZ6 6tP~UՏB~2#Dq/=J Eד44Y&ȉrr8ⵎ_Ӟͭ2eSA<\nk-&w6nm쥷1i'{ UͥA(xbONzR[2E5hM-WIp?^ҥ벃 Aė>9/VC\42un&r2QE a]g<}coH-N77?{|M=k$9U-Rx$N *hh*xi(O\r Y ` ]5eIoN^lml֋z%ļ6@7Tu30;x$hr +g/׀NI?usK)fu݇PCc*D\?ʺ4n\_M+VCG&xAcۜ߮*.W?:ף*HiixSQK{N<{XuЋsn}^Y%׼pֹQbgqv.kX pS<}H[daRBE紎2&)pugXWcl[_?fwVDZ0FEuqfc"+2-4, e?t\ QG+=yDD#z9RrU7'їrL1ΜSCXq(I =]ݵ8{mD=miC܀Nަi-dLdUH]UԿaD'l)BOʿzհd+.X7д_O"J ׏ 4TĊ:~>ʴ E;F1Pd3k#H\ ؀u= !!y VZo4݂GUdbY]Khby:*<HWҶl/.mZCXng*&늯-/3+b$ ㊪W=EtBш5+7wm{˨%F+>H2;VMPdA1( 9`AbN+ KOsDT,*͞12~Lp8ȩ 6HQ:P1r:^|vgz #p@qM;TPs$+Osxl c4;Pr2Dc-Z4X9*9͒OQӭ+#n '8+JIP1mqdBdҲ.~wc`Jf&0RmsVd|/zqxіG+2rp? *n]BcYSJ,璱w4K1Q("fܺ.#pGcۋ,s@߷ˉv%qeQ̟+>T&S1bv9drOMhcf;exWqVd`ҳwfv$ { `XX@sӛRTeIRHv5\pްY9?SBmonbKޮX9SJn3֨pq`)^Ђ?6MRi#ysU_ xfK$(#9Qc S@A3ZRC-8)L$gdd |ǧvw{Dn[.zVHXuVS壾tla{/cċ3Y2`y>ƲLJJ=2Ƒ\Zpxɸk&s1 S{2kJIT?ަ+(3wp{5WzDky[aWmiBEp8?J4 @ by  i_dj\@d>8/y8r5N}7H1b?9mH7LY~Rk}HB^c?3^4 (( |8Vi^KC}G\cF[F(ũWǓ<-ECyznu8.fKЍc۹n4 8?xet*K4̍];"uS,;OPjYH-&#iLF)p)Rg-2k#rwְCb)arT֧b:}m;JR5(*"zjTM<]N[)W8U^¿#tH' ~OL[ev>yXra,qE[fI#J+VeiZ@U]zX6sɫa0jz4qF=R- pۭ0֤>29@AǥFOqVG=)\ڹRR_ szǐҳ7ވ<pxM28Z0E ֏#FVqu)A+7;)i,rDlbX:Dvf)Un9=kh%hBht_Z4&p/!:kwGңO\eҥ. P==rʳoCU˟&c2}Io,G֙l"2 ?ǧ֮o$d%VR^;D70}:RH#d;r?~Gaj0'ݧi` YQ{`j) nInkhMFJ:5/!@@GT+ڤXާfZn幮a'UYS:9%+V*I-tNnNw'=Ȉgo5RTXZщ OR%~y#~p1XRۜD'GQ]26zdi8g%sy!HtZ$8h&͝|zfƦTWm*1&;!ku0jlIYq cq!Jg epz<gX v@Tu3 $u!H`7r dyǸ6KczH/0H+4u=z&ۊ}ݟ9T9=9M#1 1'x*$#;Ԭd%@m=}h s߭V8h]1T`pA& )d]6q׊ɼe󘃁{V3 z?uufճLD.9cT1㒠Uw$vJ7 ,R?1r@<`͚pLj5oPÖ|dD:rZ=k6eRvQ%m;{Tr 9%1*/9nBW[[cϹ~[E?87 HNN7zR@$BnxV$zcYVYW9i8jVV.;Oz~qÍ*j^StzbC˹Q؞.{Fg_o-Ʃ.yt:5)`02x>뒶}dݱפ+l> JJKgD*ůy}/+$NczL-Q5mƍ ɟ+qvԩkeۂh$s[ d΄Rqך̒HNEhn;D\4IC<zoI.F01+F&tRKmjd츷XOs(dܒn9>~{$EYF3ǧ׽t>5>` rsHEf̰]H+mS:lVMj3[f9d}Ikcb'rN~UhQlI#!PyR 1Zi$4'Ȯ֮cP[EL z^,hg7ۀDP#: q*O=ulVK$~FTϙ.fUU`nMtlpc 8AMZӣ/y=kF.4E͙[,kxQq=G)SoAZۦzUL0f#^-\¬ߺak2GdܱޤԎJJYbۆ3QQ]l-L9{D:sV9,`zԺÑ>o5o涞7Un3*-b7#\ӡA.b9ܐ9Am I[<7UxWK0pKs [Pﻴ01yr}Ѭa'^)pvy,$2ֲXr?C[×;׊z&NOZ~*nUdӱKCv)R9Hڥ}jgC)hwj"+CWflQXֺZ';3O:#(+OJ,($zGZdӁSg,1XjqA"@m=!H,_h<Ӱ2|s}+NO/G֮[Lv?Ҫ/88u%̷̽ j4}Mu:-ī3~Gf$rLjuTYEԊYve|W?{#]j`cje+}jieH7N\\g?ҷ<(zR d\r^+^!9jޤ= 9*Y#+;J8-ҡwN*gUČJWKqٽَ1C,lẁ+r]rfXqW,"H y*3dE5.ސ[:+Y䎟ZhUre_NžG<YeYt>8BhX!&hܮ bj2wۃޮ1t]/(Fs]Bfw.pNzV,z ɞrpEN`=IQ85q^F/ iB:6H A +y.!.:=5FQK9*{#?58;NVzB ĝ?n8f*q Qi2ΐ !zg )0U1Ȥwe,A''d8L<FXH'“1FO"}nc۩N0PNO$cǥSf2T*pAP3.TB .UT0H k]qXrqO4RUQ)v^n~UOosZrG,mM4_a޼]ii !JV&QJg啷H$iI;?uro~h3Rt>gV&<dL$pɧF5 ҤDY p}qQ1N@==hۆ9zjI:r{ÑCV"FHV:{sV-,n/n hYXUEKܥ~Džon"3,3V縯Xm9&X#u}~?&$]d=@ScD ڼEHUv=5{Y5Iso?,a}jD|cpJ=gyw(o\v#GK{*k'-0>O5W+Ż1O 4v5z{X" /i'@ܴg] i>^ bYڣTFKed4B(q+˴b[ qku'J4˸#%8nQ'>IMl7 tr\s,f0ܲ\u+[S%ckq,/qcT+v_68i3E=ϯnHnRk| Bgz ԝ A =3TeLqb*ȹJFWt>jwm Lv) `JBI&3zͽX 69?rAOj iItc vqv!yl]v,|54)x/{T%R8qi{3%Ӓʲ=f^Y+V85X"ݔ=qu(`nYM\¹!38%-,c}QWm!Bi t'y#lSGc@db=3>U of !*}Z;@EWVC|'Ѿ|zc8kE+Iwr튑FyPS:`\PE=G"SbŃR 3kϳږҼZԼٜ1%GZ5L-Nf1gR2_LY:JI# cQHP1ODg$ކ*$ད<$N-!nի-6bt hCE{Y؜`G?uel.f$a?  . ?ɯC4InPx!2s?*qVV9-ųGu,q]u9܍w1N18Z\#b&9,q^g-QQ,篥:0aTJt"ȸ,rGj~liNUnes(>M>ZAQPpK9$cRr  9@# ҩ“('hPH30N$np{sst@ZKr9>N;W uϧ^**1f duA4=OZw^Nq4=SXc[^Ʊ$ml%u#M^L=swQF9#j(&aQ~/G]Þ48Yۀ6GyxS|U3Ɛ Oá#rWJ獞[: daOc6# e`bsxB=xr;q8 +F1J:`Ѧ}kRʻ/X[oZ؎h.+$‚ob2>ԺMKNU s6w`qS77@Jhm17O|KrBm+*hO#Ӽ!~ᕼԑ嵋=îhBp;mu}z[ڴυzp=#%e$d砮lϺ0+R->5P66G9[ٴpUOGZ沌Es7L~Bx3즎5Mli6$^=jI8 Qoe'j)7*ȯYBd'=;՛p-"i]@$b',4bG&#kof-$Hc@+*?JdFtjJp ռZɜi#! zU90CӦj>` vceVpN7)b&>S$Wd&0X[6lZCyɽN0F5,sOZҲkK# rbDV泂\O^&^E[H7P I'gAfܓ<'q-d|}@}W|I-޳6):mt>vprq4.[(N*_Ķ K?"۞08 rW;ppBO8cH6N[늾-0%c槈ecSөuPʀ[ոX“fEԃFSqؙNizu!HL@iئ\b9 dcppՆ5RSNjd\sHd=Iy7ָMkg_ڰwܣpK?^}jEJ" CG^ĻB8JZG5]dw%Br=qڦ01ҪK\"\ϧ4ԟ[2*{i7zr3Vmd88oZqo&ݯZL% #^sn L`4OCb;)Nn*l !?JʢI)M#֝kʭk}HF*CQiXĖX1^ut1^{n95P<մi0+C#Nt(ȕ| 洛vWw5tO ZFjNn#x$ArOz3Uu' `l+@)A9ꦹl˃ָ^;)Q;{K-V'\Bd?-|5's@?]HcNǫ x- hc *UcjŪJeȨ+9摑O(ϗ*[;GuLCҸ烧=ѼkIu9.@ޱ6hA)xqҨ *ja kBs͡.޷8)HG n%TsBtFb8y j )vPÞFjs\v H#̣"XD#R^<$%s\ Q LeUҲ\һ# aP\J(⡆@NyjY VVi0s 4;i7rTpO֩) 1jpU>tκ)j TO1A'We \Ac] d9΃?AVluDZn0+)3"~x5*@8 (U'a.s onV9yu Lg5\B7+*$Xhr莚1NIPf?;\GRl8ʀ|Vu]^2IנUW>cߵf 鞵 9\vjדR2)G9OFӂ>N$_+X- Wa.aApz&B8WM)9Q[SZv6 g9?jsvɶ`H+<25s;YؐBi 4ئBSIMZW%ķQæ\Sx>7„9'=k⎭x5YB zk-kвRg jsFcw-fHYvXLvr1]6VLI5ޥ*$TTV\fѝ9㚒kD ް|~.tx˶*ٮ*9 tcь`^o0iW7Rs7Qr+rhF;S "|RaN [IT٤";q"3PlM{,E*nqK0I ޝ* wIVbϨ8$jLdgb@H# f;`{rPI`zИ'4q@$8<;YnF[}(f k7 ob5eyžNAGrIp@x,BJn9HIm8Ӷh-#*Fs1XJX.{h^y)2k7m*cۊ[d#Q\8#J{\-Q5fDf W2g#: Sf)(0!9M$}FKK^x5W '2o!dYzލc:c=k&R3ɮ_Im;Rv^UW55vkCŮH'RFZWXKke%]{}z}`#WvֽVRWMx?.~e~7Hm4WO@Uv՛=EEYdqy/lsuұ4#y_F)l2a1NxaJc\ -f#qxz)ԠU.l'aU5-}`FAFx<Ӝ bMg$`=ҹq4Κ; Q%O]ՙ7tnjủGJ1BphR;W0TVȨ8 "f0EpwXp ʼn`WF8"ĺ|Bxx:[~2w*/6Y 6ʳeH\VgK,9lуA⤉Gaϥ5a+N1QWW̄d1T21?tҹى* 8MuN-v3渋ՆWfq: ϙ+:k=s·n1~<[mk4yuJs"Z̍v8c4BLcSMcW THGCRϹ\ D<|ޕM4GCk'ڝ?"}MW,Q:I^E6#εin I:>?ƪ]jW*6I'aT'X~nxn,j?Wm H؜CW4ۣ@Oq]+W`Vݝ ?k+M2][)(0HqX(/rSajOzWwe xӌv^ ͥJK &'U-EkӣmdpN u s#h杞wfMuG-\GHܷqt+=*Tw SvUux]> @u4q/jԒl"mP(}3Hl [:h#Sbibi8^Xt&u,ʺ;Aupx0xݞA iIuRVK(Q gn:T:unGZ.8(3C; >ҫ.If@VgʎT˞y^9^KƧYpIɠaq(lP1z NP wp1KlqPIٱڐjXW>i ֘X}ŇE1ss@dWzlЬhO^*@$jS]9:u_NNxpWh݊Cn$<\(EnG2w’Nя=FqPưQpunע bT l"B&`kFG5 MH$MErU+''aBdlr88. ڤ#aqRw( I]rb5ޙdSWo^BFx=6XJagwqh)eOM2}OE?dW*>nZϱ "ԙՑEkdo,mzHkLzzW#B:n;Xֺ[]D^A?z\iq[Vќ_T# 4w\EH"~ޠi9rI={SYS'P*YSj0q*(&M*9^M&i]}ae$2)o^jD'y SAEѼWht*Σkg;+ DS=|Id^6e[_,ZF8+¸[ODlҲ6F qVJ+0)5n3 ہ<=B XTR$:Whf +2 -M0FTqֳ/|:fYcQ]q U 1ҷ%EXVP9"ZG|洧 UsUk YXQ֖ S֐ _'XӾ%wNjyب YxWF;ڔW"KQ ˀipEWta#}kFM`#5.6sN;y8,qWiu}@GT[+u<_ºe~*v_܃S9? ~#ߡ />ѩ埕1.NZKncNwyGNJ0%.Xح\&ϮnSz1Ž,bI+>mgCɓ* !tw1NUԺZ8g}7c85 yZѹn I?Ľw0@5o48RdsNe9ⳓ95"RwjġU\VMC) gn9z䱆U ןZQ}K T Bl5ȉ9'W?Md|֖sէ7d5mAZb!qvT&dRaB Oyuqrf6:4RWA5:21޵ yw.8w)n>J*ud̙|czXO8U{[&@ ;OZǙj }.]XV% 7|u;Ɲ#nWxWXxB0b9xal,l>(~=UR 댮vSXI[u8 F&Lk7Uǐא/53\խͩHf˒i#,IF ̅EL/<EXn2AqEVerIm٪+zU7tL nZ`qQqPj-7a רe%ʬL56}jeb]OJ|=*B)*a5Zkڛqz6qڎ2Jvk6]4R!{ق*ڱ Kyw?c7eXZ۳ n-⾃)8$8*>vv0ڤxRX8?κFh42KQW^Kwy-̧2;n>х%u-q.G +SMJRxKO:R2$ah~[ީc;*FTnNXdM?$jEC1(X}X|'MGr;zalys 685[F_4S! ڣ;Ƙ;fWъyM+8IJJCLS aڧ y֩ՈA=cfDfӇ7Si7bn{-<{T1B#׊=*qx)L \\Gr}i qB kÚN:8Tz3ԞJVބP;┢X^ڞ^p_0p8wB㷉wb akS#g\y 2%ueyotq=&!v^:aZ4Mm8Sɶx@uUcK, TQ@:&1NTԚ!JT9*vEbd\n.HQⶺI~Фt2N7dTHu8-mCN8 ⹏j"IEտ/btd F?9RFB/!zSS9czi {w}kZ8oFwTpQ\zF11[jʿ1AVc"/*W[VRXOc:Az˧QG}O }=/~zWG*19zWsc=خr;G'gld|5!@:qQw |Q5yqԦ%fd[%|dSY| n3ަ8kĔ9]Q4.WM(eu8-9 :H[ !P_QڡRceֳ f!I֤&pzHqG}*; @5M2vRlLdHǰjeǢkVE w).R*WnVHֆhaK 3{Jȿ0$LAf.G'U7;O$[k2ɿtxA^׷F֫czԚ'-m}m5-3ڤnW8'^ed)IYzut錽>tRE"^BN.o jD.kydW?_]w#k1I ~R6zN)Tgs۞J\^f*)cpG<)#4~a ȣۓU'1QUŒ0ێªJ?v{{h#\Вy#=G=> Gr}(cD:eI1NyKRi "=kǵ$2 Wg#ҵMmPXdgsj*ToSt  Ҹk3Q{vn=z,i72tU41 8ah+u>Gh.Cmu^=pk+v\7F3ލ$w-3)1ڽ ?%zYI#9Zkֱr|ƒ斌LsSP1je QlM.cJ~R8}iki­sHx_k񎸳lr7jƓ祪nly*Ф]мB(S?we\0ɍ漞[G_5n*@ɞ>*ZLqmn{nX|ApyG/kB1+t9 8$f{!S2ȫ +SGb$m\\6isP1NjL鏭Q _—%Ɋqpf`kXOأ9 q=-\#I=Su"%UnY矻SQ#T=ti #Y'1fi$fwcǽ] cnihEdBE*s؅Jڳ -m4Ӣ_bk[7t2[EG'A9G5% ޕR[e#Kr*fs.`G%=Mjd'ܞR]4܋PS9JByWwE= ,I*?$%1N/Cl/$l$@~gcUԣSnǦp^OH  @{+ 8]B"=QsΚgD&t '- ]})RXt;:s*a.Ru!ּ^e ПzUEɻՁ{hn*)e>\ oByЪfkIT(9la\ ?Jx MmuFIq,vPDyE" FIyqEL?C!kG<1Jz..=f`;i[8^f/>?T]S%Ov=?ºc%&2[o9~n~gxJoMv XVZ3p6{VʧDe쵼Ŧqʑ;])ˣel~8o8kWwFS1)مQ5FKt-ǗˡBz+ 'NUI1֥].,NK E3@5l䔕Ld2-+g {֥oٹnqpܰ&4SWic$贵^*]F4RH,aZhpʠsI ?bi,OnOz{鈛I=GimǩfWONK0)c=8P/9`Һ1j ¤;})4 CI^r !pF9]hQۊUgJȮfrk1k 4ᠫMu LSCuvqx}`KA$7Evk‍B:4P%f5o> T59R93Kw0dG+#PkaOI>PKwJq&mp# !&T9w=:zkF%\63ۊ,9Fpۓi< q>P1aWMhkpiYOo(Hym:>O\+6hhs̎@X1K$x91uic9PGҗ#:8ӑ`'E6s]bgҗ#>"ۺ0Ͻz@*?Qv<XGHWfB*1ڟghjy-i3MP8PҐ=( MQMVW*%6ljBF9&)WdQ<"[?
Warning: fopen(https://newsweekme.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/IMG_3241-780x439.jpg): failed to open stream: HTTP wrapper does not support writeable connections in /home/newsweekme/public_html/wp-includes/class-wp-image-editor.php on line 428

FRESH PRODUCE: Fruits in season are all that Mitri Hanna Moussa, owner of Al Salam Sweet Parlor in Beirut, uses to produce his sought after Arabic gelato. The reputation of his mouthwatering ice cream has reached far and wide, with international media outlets calling it one of the world's best.

Lebanon’s best unkept secret

By Mostapha Raad

Nearly seven decades ago, a young man launched his own sweets parlor on a narrow street in eastern Beirut’s upscale Achrafieh district in 1949.

Hana Mitri Moussa stands in front of the shop his father opened back in 1949. Nothing has changed about Al Salam since then, including his family's secret recipe for the ice cream.

Hana Mitri Moussa stands in front of the shop his father opened back in 1949. Nothing has changed about Al Salam since then, including his family’s secret recipe for the ice cream.

Hanna Mitri Moussa named his shop Al Salam, Arabic for peace, way before Lebanon struggled with its 15-year civil war that started in 1975. The name was derived from a Lebanese soccer team which trained close to his parlor.

Little did Moussa know that his one-room store will go on to become a worldwide hit for one specific delicacy: ice cream.

International media outlets have dubbed Al Salam as one of the best ice cream parlors in the region, and one of Lebanon’s hidden gems.

Nothing has changed over the past 67 years at Moussa’s shop. Even the marks from bullets that sprayed the old building where Al Salam is located during the Lebanese civil war remain visible.

The only thing that has changed is that Moussa now runs his late father’s shop, after the latter passed away in 2012. And he has carried on his father’s legacy well by continuing to produce the most delicious traditional Arabic ice cream, based on a secret family recipe that was passed on from father to son.

The shop opens daily from 8 a.m. and closes at 7:30 p.m. Moussa brags that the parlor never closed during the civil war, despite bombs, some of which fell nearby.

“It was another normal working day for my father, when the shelling of eastern Beirut by the Syrian army [shattered the glass of his shop]. One of the Christian fighters tried to warn my father from heading to the shop that day, but my dad insisted on opening [shop] according to his regular working schedule,” Moussa tells Newsweek Middle East.

Moussa’s father didn’t care much, he cleaned up the broken glass and “continued work as if nothing has happened,” he says with a smile, while gesturing at the small shop’s only glass facade.

There is one narrow door for the customers to walk in, pick up their order, and leave. The 3-meter square store has no space to accommodate an eat-in style parlor, but there isn’t a moment that the shop is void of customers who walk in at different times of the day to get their ice cream fix.

“I get customers in the morning whose breakfast is my ice cream,” Moussa proudly tells Newsweek Middle East.

Though he occasionally produces other types of sweets during holidays, such as maamoul (Lebanese date-filled biscuits), it is still ice cream that makes Al Salam stand out from its competitors.

One thing that Moussa’s customers know for sure is that he will not compromise on the quality of ingredients he uses in making his delicious treats.

The fruits he uses to produce his gelato-like ice cream must be fresh and in season—two key factors that Moussa ensures about his produce.

The secret to Al Salam's world-famous ice cream is fresh, seasonal ingredients and no additives.

The secret to Al Salam’s world-famous ice cream is fresh, seasonal ingredients and no additives.

“The taste of strawberries at the beginning of the strawberry season varies from their case towards the middle or end of their season,” Moussa says as he scoops a lemon-flavored ice cream ball into a biscuit cone, before handing it over to one of his customers.

“The source of the fruit itself is also vital in determining its flavor,” he adds, explaining that after washing and sterilizing the fruits, he waits for them to dry naturally before he turns them into natural ice creams and sorbets without any chemicals or additives.

At the moment, Moussa produces eight flavors —four sorbets, and four that are milk based.

Al Salam’s sorbets are flavored with lemon, rosewater, strawberries, and apricots with pine seeds.

As I stand close by to take photos, Moussa stirs the milk, which he boils in an aluminium cooker for over an hour, sometimes two, to thicken the milk by adding mastic —a resin produced by trees and used to produce chewing gum— and a special powder known as sahlab, derived from the grounded root tubers of a Mediterranean orchid called “the naked man orchid.”

The result is a heavenly ice cream with rich flavors and smell, that is not only tantalizing to the taste and smell buds, but can also turn into a serious addiction as soon as you take the first bite.

Aside from the sorbets, Al Salam offers milk-based ice cream which comes in the following flavors: pistachio, chocolate, caramel and croquant—an almond-brittle batter with milk ice cream.

Moussa also produces seasonal flavors based on the availability of the ingredients, including watermelon, cantaloupe, mango, oranges and others.

“I buy the mango from some farmers in Cote d’Ivoire, which are organic, haven’t been sprayed by any chemicals or are genetically modified. My mission is to create real ice cream and not an artificial product,” he adds.

To make sure he serves all his customers, Moussa wakes up early in the morning to prepare the fruits with his mother. The word additives does not exist in his dictionary.

It is perhaps the natural flavors, his refusal to change the shop’s decor since 1949, including the sign board above the shop that is rusting and askew, and his traditional way of producing ice cream that has garnered the attention of international media to visit his shop and write about it.

This includes a report prepared by the New York Times, years back, comparing Moussa’s way of manufacturing ice cream to an Italian lady who continues to produce gelato in New York City the way her grandfather used to make it.

Al Salam Sweets is also mentioned in the Wall Street Journal’s report on the 10 best sweets parlors in the world. And the reports continue from U.K.’s Guardian newspaper to France’s Paris Match and Le Figaro. Apart from print media, broadcast television channels such as CNN and TV5 took interest in Moussa’s shop and were curious to learn why he is the best ice cream maker in the region.

At the moment Moussa’s shop is listed on the website Trip Advisor as one of the best sweet shops in Lebanon.

Moussa tells Newsweek Middle East that he has no interest, neither the time, to promote his business on social media. Al Salam's popularity spread by word-of-mouth through his customers, and he is content with that.

ICE CREAM KING: Moussa tells Newsweek Middle East that he has no interest, neither the time, to promote his business on social media. Al Salam’s popularity spread by word-of-mouth through his customers, and he is content with that.

But despite all this fame, Moussa remains reluctant from entering the world of social media and says he has no time for that.
“The word of mouth put out there by my loyal customers is more than enough,” he says.

However, Moussa plans to move his shop for the very first time in seven decades to a new location soon “because of the deteriorating situation of the building,” he tells Newsweek Middle East.

The secret of making the delicious treats will move with him, but perhaps it won’t be passed on to the next Moussa generation.
At the moment, none of his three children, a boy and two girls, help him with work.

“I will not force them into this. They have studied specific majors, and it is their choice,” he adds.

 

Social Streams

Comments

comments

Facebook Comments

Website Comments

Post a comment