Teen serves colorful burgers in her Libyan cafe

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Tripoli, Libya (Reuters / CBS Newspath) -- Libyan teenager Yara al-Sherif has been running a cafe only for three months. But "La Mere" cafe has already created a buzz in Tripoli.

Libyan teenager Yara al-Sherif has been running a cafe only for three months. But "La Mere" cafe has already created a buzz in Tripoli. Sherif is among the few in the city to keep up with the worldwide food trend for colored burgers. Courtesy: Reuters / CBS Newspath

Sherif is among the few in the city to keep up with the worldwide food trend for colored burgers.

The dough for the buns is mixed with vegetable extracts to give them a different color and flavor.

The result is not just tastier, but also visually appealing, according to Sherif.

"Each hamburger has its own special shape, color and recipe and its own flavor and aroma, and those who try it notice this in the burger itself," Sherif said.

Sherif, a student, was helped by her parents to launch the cafe.

The idea of serving something different was hers, with a little help from social media.

"My mother and I wanted to replicate this idea of a colored hamburger which we saw on social media in foreign countries, and we wanted it here in Libya, so we started executing it," she said.

Customers at the cafe said they liked the novelty factor.

Fashionable cafes have been springing up in Libya's capital in what some see as a sign of a return to relative normality.



 
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