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September 29, 2016

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Carroll Gardens in Bloom

By Lisa M. Collins

Dina Assad and her Union Street garden. Her son owns Zaytoon's.
Photo by Joshua Kristal

Dina Assad learned gardening in Jerusalem, where she grew up, and where she still maintains a house and a large garden. A Palestinian American, Assad immigrated in 1965, to Carroll Gardens. Her home is on Union between Smith and Hoyt.

Assad’s son owns the Zaytoon’s restaurants, which feature some of her recipes.

 

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