Karim Arsanios is a man of many surprises. - Born in Venezuela, raised in Rome, studied in California and now living in Beirut, Karim speaks a whole bunch of languages.
He first captured our attention with his beautiful recipes on Instagram – meticulously crafted stories showcasing quality ingredients being transformed into delicious meals. But his passion for food runs much deeper than that: Karim is actually a local extra virgin olive oil producer, harvesting plump olives and turning them into ‘liquid gold’ – a far cry from his background in finance and banking!
We originally reached out to Karim before the horrific explosion that destroyed and damaged large parts of the city of Beirut in August 2020.
We wanted to go ahead and share this article as the city continues to rebuild. If you can help, please do consider making a donation at the link below.
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