MENU — August 18
[chicken] Freekeh فريكة
Freekeh is made from green durum wheat that processed in a special way to create a unique flavor. The wheat is harvested while the grains are yellow and the seeds still are soft; it then is piled and sun-dried. The piles are carefully set on fire so only the straw and chaff burn, not the seeds. In these controlled conditions, the high moisture content of the seeds prevents them from burning, but imparts them with a unique smoky flavour. Next, the roasted wheat is threshed and sun-dried before being cracked into smaller pieces so they resemble a green bulgur. This Syrian freekeh recipe is seasoned with onion, butter, black pepper, cinnamon, and cumin, topped with a quarter chicken and garnished with fried nuts.
[vegetarian] Freekeh فريكة
The vegetarian version of freekeh is made with chickpeas, green onion, fresh herbs and lemon, served more as a cool meze salad.
Khyar Belaban خيار بلبن
Yogurt and cucumbers with a touch of garlic is popular combination throughout the Mediterranean, but the addition of mint makes for an especially delightful, cool and refreshing summer salad.
Knafeh Nabulsia كنافة نابلسية
This version of kanafeh, a dessert with a base of mild white cheese (also known as Nabulsi) topped with a crispy shredded wheat surface, doused with a scented sugar syrup, originates in the Palestinian city of Nablus as far back as 10th century, but variations spread with the Ottoman Empire to include much of the Middle East. Nablus is still renowned for its kanafeh — they even made a giant one weighing in at 1,350kg for the Guinness Book of World Records!
Meals are available for pickup from The Depanneur, 1033 College Street (between Dufferin & Dovercourt) from 6–7pm on Thursday, Aug. 18
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Meals go on sale on Tuesday at 7am.
Please indicate “PICKUP” or “DELIVERY” in the Order Notes at the Checkout.
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!
Help us take this idea into any restaurant kitchen, in any city in the world!