Darb El Karam: Lauréat catégorie projets réalisés. Mabelle Chedid
Posted by Elie Aouad on Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Darb El Karam is a food tourism network connecting nine villages in Higher Shouf and West Bekaa. It proposes thematic packages by harvest seasons where visitors can participate in picking and preservation activities and eat at the houses of food producers and in tables d’hôte where they enjoy local culinary specialties.
The touristic packages aim to highlight the seasonality and locality of foods and crops and the traditional processing methods.
By putting visitors in contact with farmers, shepherds and food producers, keepers of rural food culture, Darb El Karam aims to raise awareness among tourists about the origin of an ingredient or a traditional dish and its cultural and emotional ties to the destination, while diversifying the income of the hosts through tourism.