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The happiest chef in Atlanta—Aviva’s Kameel Srouji—explains his secrets. And why he loves you


I am from Nazareth, Israel, and I’m the baby of 11 children. But don’t think I was spoiled. I started working at 12. My father ran a small grocery store but died when I was 11. My mother was an incredible cook, the freakin’ best. Some people cook to fill your tummy; she cooked to show off.