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Soup for Syria: Cook up a recipe for refugee relief

By Lauren Lee-Johnson, CNN

Updated 8:30 AM ET, Thu October 15, 2015
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Barbara Massaad poses with a refugee child at the Zahle Lebanon. Her experience at the camp inspired her to create the humanitarian cookbook "Soup for Syria." Courtesy Barbara Massaad
Women and children make up close to 80% of the Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Here you see two small children at the Zahle Syrian refugee camp. Courtesy Barbara Massaad/Interlink Publishing
Helena Krikorian Zakharia is originally from the Palestinian territories and had to flee as a child. She brought over 100 soup bowls from her house to help in photography for the cookbook "Soup for Syria." Here, a recipe is featured in the seafood section. Courtesy Barbara Massaad/Interlink Publishing
Barbara Massaad photographed a mother and daughter at the Zahle in Beirut, where she cooked soup for refugees. Courtesy Barbara Massaad
Chef Laurie Constantino's Greek chickpea soup is inspired by her travels between Anchorage, Alaska and the Greek island of Limnos. Courtesy Barbara Massaad/Interlink Publishing
Chickpeas are a staple in the Mediterranean diet. Laurie Constantino fell in love with the Mediterranean flavor, which shows up in her Greek Chickpea Soup with Lemon and Rosemary soup. Courtesy Barbara Massaad/Interlink Publishing
The artichoke is considered to be the best soup vegetable in French cuisine. This just has to be the focal point for the soup created by Chef Alexis Couquelet for "Soup for Syria". Courtesy Barbara Massaad/Interlink Publishing
Chef Alexis Couquelet is the owner and executive chef of two Couqley French bistros in "The Alleyway," a trendy district in Beirut. He provides a simple take on artichoke soup. Courtesy Barbara Massaad/Interlink Publishing