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Everyday, day in and day out, people land on this blog having searched the phrase “What do Syrian Refugees Eat?” This is a bit puzzling to me, because I’ve barely posted on this topic at all, only occasionally to fundraise for Calais Kitchens and Refugee Community Kitchen.

But I’ve long felt I should lead seekers somewhere good, and at last I’ve learned of “Savoring Syria”

a project dedicated to telling the stories of Syrians and Syria through the lens of food. The conflict in Syria has led to the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. From the yearning for a taste of home to the efforts to preserve intangible yet crucial cultural heritage, these stories access the Syrian diaspora through the universal language of food.

Have a look! It’s full of great stories and recipes and might answer some of the questions you are seeking.  There are still many other kinds of stories that need to be told, but I’m looking forward to watching this project grow.

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People fleeing the hideous violence in Syria are very much on our minds.

Looking at photos of what goes into luggage packed as people flee their homes, you see there’s really very little food going with them on their journeys. Refugees must be hungry indeed, and in such difficulty taking care of the needs– body and spirit– of their children and themselves. Read the rest of this entry »

Here’s the Lebanese food writer Barbara Massaad.  She has collected recipes to make a book called Soup for Syria, proceeds from which, if all goes well, will support a community kitchen for Syrian women refugees. I gave a small amount. If you can, please do too, or just spread the word.

http://www.zoomaal.com/projects/soupforsyria?ref=3546500

And this is an informative and evocative piece on eating in exile.

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