Just in case you weren’t already in love with Washington DC chef José Andrés for going to Puerto Rico and feeding a million hot meals* to all the people (or at least lots and lots of them), here’s one more reason to fall in love with him:
DC attorney and author Rabia Chaudry — she brought the case of her friend Adnan Syed to the attention of public radio producer Sarah Koenig, and that’s how the first season of the Serial podcast happened — tweeted a plea for help yesterday, asking for ideas to help out her nanny, Naden, and her family. They’re Syrian refugees, and the Nadeen’s husband Mohamed had been a master pastry chef before their lives in Syria were shattered and they found refuge in America. A few examples of his creations (caution: Dessert Porn incoming):
He now works installing computer stuff, only job he could find, and is desperate to bake again. He deserves his own bakery but that will be a dream that could take many years. He can work in DC & MD suburbs if someone would hire him.
Oh, yes, and there was more pastry porn: