The Zarzours: Tennessee Home Cooking, Lebanese-Syrian Style

( – The Zarzour family arrived in Chattanooga, Tennessee in the early 20th century as part of the first wave of Lebanese-Syrian immigration, and came to be as “all American” and “down home” Tennessee as any family in the city. They settled in the city, remained there, and flourished as small business owners.

At the time the first immigrants from Lebanon began to arrive in the United States in the mid 19th century, Lebanon was a part of the Ottoman Turkish province of Syria. READ MORE

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