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“’Idaho’s capital city has seen an influx of new restaurants, food trucks, and mobile pop-ups’:

“How Boise, Idaho, Became a Sanctuary for Refugees and Their Cuisine.  Becoming a “Welcoming City” has been a boon to the region’s restaurants.”

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Atlas Obscura

Four sisters bring taste of Afghanistan to Boise.

Their cafe’s grand opening is this week.

Opening the eatery is a sibling-powered achievement for the Shams sisters — Homeyra, Bahar, Narges and Khatera. Their family came to Boise in 2003.

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Words & Deeds, Idaho Statesman

“’The time is right’:

After watching Boise grow, four sisters

to open new Afghan cafe” 

“Sunshine spice” is a nickname for saffron, an exquisite ingredient in Iranian, Afghan and other cuisines. Sunshine Spice Cafe’s menu will highlight saffron, also drawing influences from South and Central Asia and the Middle East, Shams says.

“My mother kept cooking all the Afghani food no matter where we were,” she says. “... So we will have that focus, mixing in some Asian, Turkish — Iran, Iraq. Turkish coffee, for example, is going to be along with our saffron tea. That area of the world.”

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Words & Deeds, Idaho Statesman