Daniella Cheslow Multimedia Journalist

Bakdash ice cream of Damascus
Slideshow: Syrian refugees lift Jordan’s cuisine

Audio slideshow published by McClatchy Newspapers

Jordan has absorbed a quarter of the 2 million Syrian refugees who fled the violence that began there in 2011. It’s a strain on the economy – Jordan’s King Abdullah begged for help at the United Nations in September – but Jordanians also say Syrians bring in a rich and delicious cuisine.

Audio and photos by Daniella Cheslow. See more here.