How A Syrian Man Used Food To Connect To His New Home In Tennessee
We're getting a taste of the melting pot and exploring the stories behind our multicultural food in the Newsy original series "Americanize Me."By Noor Tagouri | October 13, 2016
In this episode of "Americanize Me," Newsy's Noor Tagouri went to Knoxville, Tennessee, to meet a Syrian who's using his falafel shop to connect with his community.
"My name is Yassin. I’m from Syria. City of Damascus. I'm from the area nearby what they call Medan. It's a very famous street where you can find a lot of good food and a lot of good sweets," said Yassin Terou, owner of Yassin's Falafel House.
Terou came to the U.S. in 2011 when the Syrian conflict began, and as the situation overseas worsened, his American dream began.