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NEWCOMER KITCHEN — WED May 2, 2018

May 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

- $5 – $50 (Sold out)

[Beef] Mahashi Flefleh محاشي فليفلة
Stuffed vegetables were cherished by the former Ottoman Empire, and they made them popular from the Balkans to the Levant. Small zucchinis or eggplants are perhaps the most common, but almost any vegetable can be Mahashi (stuffed). Today it’s a combination of colourful peppers (flefleh), stuffed with a mix of ground halal beef, garlic, mint and rice. The peppers are slow-cooked in rich tomato broth for delicious spring treat.

[Vegetarian]
A vegetarian version, stuffed with a rice mixture spiced with parsley, mint, onion, tomato, garlic, and pomegranate syrup.

It served with Kobez bil Foren; somewhere between pita and focaccia, this homemade flatbread is perfect mopping up the delicious sauce and for dipping in the beet hummus.

Mutabal Shmander متبل شمندر
A traditional beet-based meze dip popular in Syria, especially in Aleppo. A relative of hummus, or baba ganoush, it’s made with beets combined with thick yogurt, tahini and parsley seasoned
with a bit garlic, pomegranate molasses, lemon, za’atar and walnuts.

Salatet Alkhus سلطة خس
A simple green salad of romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and carrots, with fresh mint and a lemon, garlic, olive oil.

Barazek برازق
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.

$25 +HST

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

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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!
Support Newcomer Kitchen

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Learn more about the Newcomer Kitchen project.

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