Twenty-five years ago, Mahmoud Kassir came to America from Syria. His brother was a doctor and had migrated to America and liked it. Mahmoud thought he might like it too. Mahmoud was an educated man from an educated family in Damascus, Syria. He wanted to become an aerospace engineer and came to Omaha, Nebraska.He was shocked by the culinary difference between Omaha and Damascus and longed for the home cooking of his mother.