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June 19, 2017

A Little Taste of Home: Edible Nostalgia

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Athens -- Have you ever met a restaurant owner who has been a house painter, real estate agent, rug dealer, bread deliverer, camel trainer and interpreter as well as running a tourism business?Read more
Athens -- Have you ever met a restaurant owner who has been a house painter, real estate agent, rug dealer, bread deliverer, camel trainer and interpreter as well as running a tourism business?

Meet Ahmad Alssaleh from Palmyra, Syria. Although he is only 31 and the youngest of ten children, he is not only unstoppable, he is about to celebrate the first anniversary of one of the most imaginative and best restaurants we have ever been to anywhere – not just Athens.

But we’ll get to the food later. His story will whet your appetite, as it did ours.

It all started back in 2009 when Alssaleh met Magda, a Greek girl who’d gone to Syria as a tourist. Read more