Via Cybelle Codish


A Michigan museum offers education on Arab cuisine and culture…

While on holiday in Rome five years ago, Devon Akmon, director of the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Mich., took a food tour in a neighborhood known for its culinary traditions. He walked around for hours, tasting samples and hearing the personal stories of shop owners. That experience sparked the idea of establishing walking food tours in metro Detroit, home to the largest concentrated Arab community in the United States.

“Food was always bubbling up in our collective thought process here at the museum,” Akmon says. “Through food, we could bring people who are not Arab into the life and the work of the museum.”

Read on at The Salt.


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