Imad Alarnab was a famous chef in Damascus before he fled from war
There are scents that make you happy, scents that excite you and scents that instantly take you back to childhood. For Imad Alarnab, the smell of cumin and mint will always remind him of cooking in the grand courtyard houses of Damascus, covered with jasmine, fruit trees and blankets of sunlight.
He was one of the most famous chefs in the Syrian capital. His restaurants, known for serving generous portions and their air of unhindered familiarity and warmth, were popular throughout the year.