Syrian Refugees Create an American Home Through Food

Sari Kamin

When Mayada Anjari arrived in the United States in 2016 with her husband and four children, it was the culmination of a three-year immigration journey that included crossing the Jordanian border by foot. The family landed in New Jersey and was greeted by members of the Rutgers Presbyterian Church (who had helped sponsor their resettlement) with a meal of cardamom-spiced rice and baked chicken redolent of the...