Imagine packing up only what you can carry. Imagine fleeing a war-torn country and landing as a refugee in Canada. Now picture a kitchen. The different smells, the cacophony of sounds. There is laughter, there is sharing, there community in this kitchen. There is healing.
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“We want to celebrate that they hold the ancient knowledge of one of the oldest cuisines in the world,” co-founder Cara Benjamin-Pace said. “Our goal is not to train these women into line workers in the food industry. Our goal is to bring them together and celebrate them as women and in the community.”
Len Senater heard that many Syrian refugees who came to Canada were living in hotels and had no kitchens to make their own food. He did have a kitchen and wanted to provide a space where Syrian refugee women could cook.
Thursday, Dec. 22 | Gladstone Hotel The Syrian women of Newcomer Kitchen invite you to celebrate their remarkable accomplishments of this extraordinary year. In only a few short months, Newcomer Kitchen has invited over 55 Syrian newcomer women to collaborate with local restaurants to create transformative social and economic opportunities. Despite growing momentum and demand, […]
Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 When Canada pledged to take 25,000 refugees fleeing war in the Middle East, one restaurateur in Toronto opened his doors, giving a group of Syrian women the opportunity to cook for the community, spread the wealth of their home country’s cuisines – and find new purpose in a strange city. Watch […]
Published on Dec 11, 2016 A year ago the first group of Syrian refugees was welcomed into Canada and given 12 months of federal financial assistance.
In honor of Terra Madre Day – Slow Food International’s day to promote the diversity of food traditions around the world — Slow Food Toronto is proud to announce that we are partnering with The Depanneur and Newcomer Kitchen to host an event in celebration of Syrian food. It’s also a day that explores how the Slow Food […]
The hottest new brunch in Toronto doesn’t come from a Michelin-starred restaurant, and it doesn’t feature a trendy pastry mashup. It’s a pop-up staffed by Syrian refugees.
Le Newcomer Kitchen est une initiative torontoise qui facilite l’intégration des réfugiés syriens par le biais de la nourriture. Malgré les succès du projet, les organisateurs peinent à rendre le projet autosuffisant.
[beef ] Kibbeh summaqiyah كبة سماقية Kibbeh in sumac sauce are a specialty of Aleppo, considered by many to be the culinary capital of Syria. Kibbeh – egg-sized elongated balls of finely ground spiced halal beef and bulgur stuffed with a ground beef and nut mixture, are fried and then cooked a tangy, dark red […]