By Terry Farish
…A restaurant in Portland links African refugees with their past and Maine with its future. Here’s an article I wrote some years ago. Ezo is now replaced by Asmara Restaurant. This story is replayed today in countless, thriving, American cities
A Letter from Portland
“Yes, food is so important.” Florence Olebe begins many ideas with a low, melodious “yes.” Her soft-spoken refrain offers the invitation, “come with me, I will bring you into my culture,” a responsibility she feels to the natives in Portland, Maine where she runs the Ezo African Restaurant.