The story of a Syrian chocolatier

Peacebychocolate by Assam Hadhad

When speaking of Syria, war, refugees all I can think is how can these people rebuild their lives?
Back in Damascus Assam was a chocolatier but lost everything as we could all imagine.
When I came across the story of Assam Hadhad‘s family my joy was immense! How a wish of wanting to spread joy to show gratitude to Nova Scotia, the Canadian town that welcomed them one year ago when they flew away from the war, became their way of starting a new life.
Today, one year on, Peace by Chocolate has 10 employees and even Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has met the family enjoying bites of chocolate!
Never understimate the empowerment of food!

Filed under Food world

I'm Marcela. A foodie at heart. I never say no to good company over a meal. I live in the Tuscan countryside. I love travelling. USA will always be my first choice of destination. Bourdain addicted. Rustic Toscana is my latest project where I try to blend my passion for food and travel into work life.

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