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Food is survival, food is love.


Damascus Rose Kitchen’s story began with a few refugee women based in Oxford, who decided to unite and share their culture by preparing Middle Eastern dishes for their community. In doing so, they were able to preserve a part of the story and identity that they had to leave behind.


The women are skilled cooks and put their hearts into making a variety of traditional dishes, presented with the hospitality prevalent in the culture of Syria, where many of them are from.


Together, they empower themselves and form a close-knit community that aims to empower other refugee women to make social connections, improve their language skills and develop their independence in the UK. The way to their new home was not paved with roses, but by supporting them each of us contributes to seeing the Damascus Rose in bloom again. 

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