Stelios Papageorgiou, 55, recalls how he started his cooking career, after the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974 forced his family to flee south and take refuge in an abandoned hotel in the Cypriot resort town of Ayia Napa. He and his wife Dora are now the owners of Zenon Taverna in Astoria, Queens.
Read the feature about the Papageorgious and their Cypriot cooking on Serious Eats: http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/06/cyprus-grilling-zenon-taverna.html.
Photo credit: Stelios (left) and his wife Dora (back center) are shown here, with their daughter and a friend in 1992, just four years after they took over Zenon Taverna. Photo courtesy of Zenon Taverna (http://zenontaverna.com/).