Plated Stories: Legacies from Home to Table, a new cookbook authored by refugees, trafficking survivors and asylum seekers, will launch this Thursday at Addison Treehouse.

Lake Highlands-based Refugee Services of Texas office will team up with the Fort Worth branch of the organization and World Affairs Council DFW for the event.

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Ashley Faye, senior director of development for Refugee Services of Texas, will take guests through different world perspectives throughout the book. She will also give a preview of each contributor’s journey through America and their food story.

The book is a collection of 25 stories and 50 recipes. Jane Gow, a former refugee and founder of Be Kinder Coffee Project, will provide a Vietnamese coffee demonstration.

Tickets for the event are free, but donations are encouraged on the event site. The book launch will be from 6 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. More details can be found at

The Dallas office of Refugee Services of Texas is a social service agency dedicated to resettling & providing services to refugees and other displaced people. We wrote about the nonprofit’s resettlement of Afghan refugees in August.