Refusion: A restaurant and food delivery service staffed by Refugee and Migrant Chefs from Syria, Sudan, and Venezuela

  Refusion is a restaurant and food delivery service situated in the Tetuan neighborhood of Madrid, which is devoted to granting migrants and refugees a platform to share their culture via culinary delights. A collaboration between chefs from Syria, Sudan and Venezuela, in partnership with Madrid for Refugees (MFR), Refusion provides its patrons with a window into the diverse cuisine of these three countries. The chefs often host cooking lessons at the MFR’s headquarters in …

A Syrian Refugee, owner of revered eatery Al-Aga, tells his story

By Daniel Catalan, with contributions from Nanor Demirjian, Bana Shehadeh and Fares Ak Al-Aga, a hole-in-the-wall eatery of traditional cuisine and vendor of products used in Syrian kitchens, is owned by a 54-year old refugee. He requested to be called by his nickname, Abu-Issam, or simply as ‘a man from Syria’. As a man from Syria, he wants to represent his countrymen in a positive way in order to contradict the stereotypical ‘portrayal of Syrians …

Khaled. One chef’s journey from Syria.

By Felicia Beltran and Jake Threadgould I find myself blurting ‘¡Que suerte!’ at every pause in Khaled’s tale of survival and escape from Syria. To which he replies ‘There is no luck in life. The only luck is that you have a mother.’ Journey Those who have endured unimaginable things perhaps have perspectives unimaginable to our own. For Khaled, his fortune came as a result of hard work, taking chances and the kindness of others. …