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NEWCOMER KITCHEN — Oct 12

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

- 5$ - 50$

[beef] or [vegetarian] Yakaneh Batata bel Batinjan ( يخنة بطاطا و باذنجان)
Potatoes and eggplants are popular ingredients in Mediterranean cooking, whether in Greek Moussaka or Turkish Güveç. Yakaneh is general Syrian name used to describe hearty, home-style stews; in this case one featuring batata (potato) and batinjan (eggplant) in a tomato & onion gravy infused with bharat, a Syrian spice blend that includes allspice, black pepper, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and cardamom. It is available with or without cubes of halal beef, and comes with a side of Rez bel Shairieh (rice with vermicelli).

Salateh Naameh سلطة ناعمة
This “fine salad” can be found throughout the middle east, with tomatoes, cucumber, and white onion are finely diced and seasoned with olive oil, mint and lemon juice.

Kato bil toffah كاتو بالتفاح
A lovely apple-topped walnut cake with warm spices and raisins

$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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