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Oral Histories

The SFA oral history program documents life stories from the American South. Collecting these stories, we honor the people whose labor defines the region.

ORAL HISTORY

Majid Amoorpour


Majid Amoorpour was born in Iran. He left with his family, to escape the Iraq-Iran Wars in 1980, moving to Sweden where he was introduced to a whole new world of tastes. After a formal culinary apprenticeship, Mr. Amoorpour moved to Oklahoma City before arriving in Charlotte. As the former head chef at Bistro La Bon, he introduced Charlotte to a menu, and a taste, that reflects his cosmopolitan upbringing.

Interviewer:
Joseph Ewoodzie

Photographer:
Peter Taylor

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