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British food aid to Syria goes gourmet

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British food aid to Syria goes gourmet

London-based street food collective to travel to Aleppo

Vendors are hoping to fight Assad's regime with freshly-source seasonal street food

Vendors are hoping to fight Assad’s regime with freshly-source seasonal street food

LONDON: Free Syrian Army soldiers could soon be fuelling themselves for war with some of London’s finest gourmet street food, thanks to a group of food truck owners who will journey to war-torn Aleppo.

The Feed Syria Awesomely collective, who are based in London’s trendy Broadway Market, will set off for the troubled city next week.

“These guys have enough to deal with already,” said Jot Eco-Foccaccia, proprietor of Bake The Difference, a socially conscious pop-up bakery. “The least we can do is ensure they have access to wholegrain fish tacos and triple-cooked fries. In real beef dripping.”

“William Hague may be promising aid for these guys,” added Peta Greenwood, manager of Mongolian-fusion barbecue #Ghengis. “But he’s forgetting the one thing that wars are really won on: freshly sourced, seasonal ingredients.”

However, many FSA soldiers seem perplexed by the imminent influx of high-quality street fare into their city.

“Seriously, 15 pounds for a burger and fries?” Mohammad Abadi, an FSA commander, was quoted as saying. “I’m sure they’re very nice, but it seems a bit much.”

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2 Comments

  1. Farah

    March 9, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    I hope in the summer we can send them and ice cream van too.

  2. Karl Flesch

    April 25, 2014 at 4:13 am

    They’ve got everything but a kebab and shawarma.

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