It was a particular scene on the hit Netflix show Mo that Rafael Nasr felt at his core. The chef-owner of Craft Pita in Houston viewed comic Mo Amer take out a bottle of Palestinian olive oil at the supermarket, after a staff member provided him a sample of chocolate hummus, a product that deeply angered him. Texans joke about constantly having hot sauce on hand, however for Amer and Nasr, who is Lebanese-American, whatever requires a bit more olive oil, or better-quality olive oil, he discusses.
” I believed he struck the nail on the head,” Nasr states. “These components like olive oil and za’atar, they connect us back to our culture. I believe that’s what he was attempting to state because scene.”