[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 topped with a tangy, dark red sumac-infused sauce with lots of onion (and sometimes eggplant and/or lamb as well, dependig on the region and the season). Served with Rez bel Shairieh (rice with vermicelli)
[vegetarian] Kibbeh Summaqiyah كبة سماقية
Vegetarian kibbeh, with a bulgur and potato dough and a mushroom and walnut filling, also served with a tangy sumac sauce
Originally from the mountains of Syria and Lebanon, tabbouleh has become one of the most popular salads in the Middle East. A fragrant herb salad of parsley and mint, tomato and onion, with a scattering of bulgur, and seasoned with olive oil, lemon, and salt.
A light, delicate semolina cake, made golden with turmeric and fragrant with anise, vanilla, and coconut, studded with black sesame seeds and topped with pistachio.
Newcomer Kitchen is a new project that invites groups of Syrian refugee women to use our kitchen to cook traditional Syrian dishes in a fun, social setting. Meals are prepared and packaged, and then sold online for pickup or delivery to pay for all the ingredients and provide an honorarium for the cooks.
We also offer 1 spot to help/hang out in the kitchen, learn the recipes and join the ladies for family meal on Thursday afternoon. We are asking for a $50 donation for this, which will go to topping up the $ we have to share with the cooks. This is available for purchase online, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Proceeds from the sale of meals goes directly to the newcomer cooks. However this does not cover the costs of the enormous amount of behind-the-scenes coordination required to keep this project going. You can support the Newcomer Kitchen project directly and our vision of expanding this model to support more women in more neighbourhoods!
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