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Taste of Home: A Kitchen Run by Refugees.


Taste of Home (Okus doma) is a social cooperative run by refugees, migrants and volunteers. It is a project I’ve been following for a long time now, and it makes me really happy its Indiegogo campaign has been launched today. Please – keep on reading, get involved, spread the word!

It is a project that could really help refugees and asylum seekers here in Croatia – it would provide them with a way to solve the biggest problem most of them face – the one of finding work, feeling useful and appreciated, being financially independent and able to share their knowledge and creativity.

Taste of Home gathers a group of individuals of all ages and backgrounds brought together by a common interest in food and cooking. They come from countries like Syria, Senegal, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Croatia. Their efforts help refugees and migrants earn a living and become settled in Croatia. Through culinary and cultural exchange they learn new skills, make friends, and become part of the local culture.

They want to expand their program to include a catering business specialising in African, Arabic and Middle Eastern cuisine and they need our help to bring this project to life!

taste of home/all photos © Taste of Home/

Check out their Indiegogo campaign for more information (of course – aside from being happy for contributing to such a lovely story – there are some other perks for all of you who choose to get inolved and donate). Let’s make this happen! ♡

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Playlist: Khebez Dawle.

FullSizeRender/Khebez Dawle in Zagreb, photo by Borna Subota/

Khebez Dawle is the name of a Syrian band I was lucky enough to see live in Zagreb just three weeks ago. They’re a sweet little discovery to me. Young and full of love towards life, they escaped the violence in Syria and have been on the road for months now.

They escaped in 2013, after their drummer, Rabia al-Ghazzi, was killed. They were first in Lebanon for a while, but then decided to try their luck and reach Europe – since then the road/the sea/the forest has taken them from Turkey and Greece to Croatia. They are now on their way to Western Europe (I hope they arrived safely).

In Croatia (were they spent only twelve days) they shared their music in front of a large audience on three concerts that were organised very fast, totally spontaneous. It was inspiring. All the money went for their new music equipment – since they could not take their instruments with them on this long journey. Like many dear things, they were left behind.

Here’s some music by Khebez Dawle, enjoy it.

Previous Playlist:

Checkpoint 303 – The Iqrit Files

Mashrou’ Leila – Straight from Beirut