The refugee crisis in Europe has been a hot topic in the media for the past few years. Most Europeans view the mass migrations of Middle Eastern refugees negatively, but the organization Food Sweet Food is working hard to find a silver lining amongst all the tension. Food Sweet Food, "an organization that encourages dialogue between cultures through home-cooked meals", has paired up Syrian refugees (whom used to be chefs) with French chefs for the Refugees Food Festival week long event in June. NPR reports, "We decided to ask Parisian restaurants to accept refugee chefs to change the view we have in France on refugees" says Marine Mandrila, the spokeswoman for Food Sweet Food. "And also to show that these people had real lives and professions before. And now we have to validate them and show they are real people, just like you and me". Just thinking of Franco-Syrian cuisine makes me mouth water!