For this special Halloween Edition of Newcomer Kitchen we’ve designed a special menu of tasty finger foods — including a Pumpkin Kibbeh — that can easily be eaten on the go. Pick up your dinner at The Depanneur and you’ll have a tasty, nourishing dinner you can eat & share right out of the bag while out trick-or-treating!
[beef] Kibbeh Maklieh bil Lahmeh كبة مقلية باللحمة
Kibbeh is one of the the most traditional and famous Syrian dishes — there are more than 25 different kinds to found in Damascus alone! Bulgur wheat, fresh local pumpkin and spices are combined into a dough and formed into small football-shaped dumplings stuffed with a spiced mixture of ground beef and toasted walnuts. They are then fried to give them a crispy, dark auburn exterior.
[Vegetarian] Kibbeh Maklieh bil lakteen كبة مقلية باللقطين
Pumpkin and bulgur wheat kibbeh with a filling of chopped spinach , mushrooms, roasted walnuts and flavored with Arabic 7-spice (baharat).
Both kibbehs come with a side homemade Syrian-style chickpea hummus.
[vegetarian] Yalanji بالنجي
A popular vegetarian version of classic stuffed vine leaves, yalanji features a seasoned rice filling flecked with parsley, pomegranate molasses, tomato, onion, garlic, mint, olive oil, lemon, black pepper, and uniquely seasoned with a tiny bit of ground coffee.
A crisp, buttery cookie studded with pistachio pieces and covered in sesame seeds, barazek are one of the most famous sweets of Damascus, and a popular gift often brought by people visiting from Syria.
Newcomer Kitchen’s weekly pop-up take place on WEDNESDAYS.
Meals are available for pickup from The Depanneur, 1033 College Street (between Dufferin & Dovercourt) from 6–7pm
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Newcomer Kitchen is a new project that invites groups of Syrian newcomer 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 a source of revenue for the cooks.
We also offer “Guest Cook” spots on Wednesdays where you can help & hang out in the kitchen, learn the recipes and join the ladies for family meal. These can now be booked via AirBnB Experiences.
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!