A Spice of Home in Yerevan
Despite facing economic and cultural difficulties in integrating into their new home, Syrian refugees in Yerevan have injected new life to the culinary scene of the Armenian capital. Many are ethnically Armenian but have drifted linguistically and culturally from the Armenians of the Caucasus, providing a cultural silver-lining to the tragedy-driven reunion. EurasiaNet reports on refugees’ efforts to acclimate and the unique economic opportunities Yerevan’s restaurant scene offers.
“Syrian Refugees’ Cuisine Helps Spice Up Armenia” (EurasiaNet)
“Syrians in Armenia: Not just another refugee story” (Al Jazeera)
“Aleppo Market: Syrian Armenians bring ‘new flavor’ to Yerevan trade” (ArmeniaNow)
(Image Credit: Emma Grigoryan/EurasiaNet)