Maakoul al-Hana's pickles, jams and traditional sweets jars (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Starting a business in Lebanon can prove tumultuous let alone a food business.All those local food businesses and more are the focus of the 4th Beirut Cooking Festival that took off Thursday at the Beirut International Exhibition and Leisure center and will be on display till Saturday, Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. till 8 p.m. More than 10,000 visitors are set to flock to BIEL for the annual Beirut Cooking Festival. Foodies are invited to a celebration of food, beverages and the art of cooking with three mouth-watering days of delicious food tasting and shopping. This year's Beirut Cooking Festival brings together a rich lineup of around 100 food and drink stops.Beirut Cooking Festival is held concurrently with the Salon du Chocolat and during the same period as Gourmet Week (Nov. 3-9).The Beirut Cooking Festival aims to promote the growth of the cooking industry in Lebanon, according to Hospitality Services.
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