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March 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

- $5.00 – $25.00

[beef] Kousa Mahashi كوسا محشي
Stuffed zucchinis are a dish cherished by the former Ottoman Empire, and popular from the Balkans to the Levant. The small, young pale green zucchini known as white marrows or balady are the most popular. They are hollowed out with a special tool known as a hafara حفّارة or mankara منقرة, then stuffed with a mix of spiced ground halal beef, rice and “7 spices” (baharat), cooked with tomato, garlic, mint, and garnished with fresh parsley.

[vegetarian] Kousa Mahashi كوسا محشي
We’ll also be making a vegetarian version of the dish with a seasoned tomato, onion, and rice filling, and a generous splash of good olive oil – a very popular mezze often served at room temperature.

Served with fresh pita bread.

Saltet shamandar سلطة شمندر
A colourful beet salad with chickpeas, carrots and white onion, garnished with parsley and pomegranate seeds in an olive oil & lemon dressing.

Jazarieh جزرية
Is a traditional Middle Eastern dessert, it is a kind of carrot fudge cooked with sugar and mixed with walnuts, almonds and garnished with pistachios.


Newcomer Kitchen’s weekly pop-up take place on WEDNESDAYS.
Meals are available for pickup between 6–7pm from The Depanneur, 1033 College Street (between Dufferin & Dovercourt) MAP

Free 3km Delivery
foodora sponsors FREE Delivery within 3km radius.
(approx Keele to Spadina, St. Clair to Lakeshore) MAP

Flat Rate 6km Delivery
If you live outside the 3km free delivery zone, foodora can deliver for a $10 within a 6km radius
(approx. Park Lawn to DVP, Eglinton to Lakeshore) MAP

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 “Guest Cook” spot to help/hang out in the kitchen, learn the recipes and join the ladies for family meal on Wednesday (10:30-4:30). 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 help 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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March 7, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$5.00 – $25.00
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Len Senater


1033 College Street
Toronto, Ontario m6k 2b5 Canada