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NEWCOMER KITCHEN — November 23

November 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

- 5$ - 50$

[beef] Shorbat Silq Bis Adas شوربة سلق بعدس
Lentils have been an essential part of the Levantine winter pantry (mouneh) since biblical times; indeed, Esau allegedly forfeited his birthright to Jacob for a bowl of lentil soup – one possibly not all that different than the one we are making tonight. This hearty soup is a whole, warming meal; lentils and chard, cooked with onions, garlic and cilantro, fortified with small cubes of halal beef (suqaar) and brought to life with a generous splash of lemon.

[vegetarian]
This soup is also delicious (and #vegan & #GF) when made with added potatoes and vegetable stock.

The shorbat comes with a side of creamy chickpea & tahini hummus, with pickles & flatbread, as well as wedge of Kibbeh bel Senia (كبة بالصينية), a delicious vegetarian kibbeh made from seasoned bulgur wheat stuffed with a combination of walnuts, mushrooms, onions and pomegranate seeds, garnished with nuts, and baked in a tray.

Baklava بقلاوة
One of the countless delicious baklava recipes found in the Eastern Mediterranean, this features flaky, buttery phyllo pastry with walnuts and pecans, along with a delicate orange blossom-scented syrup.

$20 +HST

Meals are available for pickup from The Depanneur,
1033 College Street (between Dufferin & Dovercourt) from 6–7pm
foodora sponsors FREE Delivery within 3km radius
(approx. Keele to Spadina, St. Clair to Lakeshore)

NEW 6km Delivery Option!
If you live outside the free delivery zone, we are testing a new delivery option in partnership with foodora: $10 flat fee for any address within a 6km radius
(approx. Park Lawn to DVP, Eglinton to Lakeshore).


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!

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Learn more about the Newcomer Kitchen project.

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