[chicken] Freekeh w Roz bil D’jaj فريكة و رز بالدجاج
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.
In this dish, both rice and freekeh are cooked separately in a chicken stock flavoured with onion, cloves, 7 spice (baharat) and bay. It is then layered with freekeh underneath, then rice, shredded chicken on the top, and garnished with fried almonds.
[vegetarian] Freekeh فريكة
The vegetarian version of freekeh is made with chickpeas, green peas, and local squash, flavoured with vegetables stock, and garnished with fried almonds.
Keyar bil Laban خيار باللبن
Is a traditional middle eastern cucumber salad, similar to Greek tzatziki, this combines cool yogurt with garlic and cucumbers, but the addition of mint makes for an especially delightful, cool and refreshing salad.
Ma’amoul bil tamer معمول بالتمر
An ancient Arab dessert, these delicate pastry cookies are filled with dates. They may be in the shape of balls, domed or flattened disks, decorated by hand or be made in specially carved wooden molds, often passed down in families for generations.
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!