NEWCOMER KITCHEN — WED September 26, 2018
September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - $5 – $25 (Sold out)
Khyar Belaban خيار بلبن
[Beef] Damascus-style Molokhia with ground beef ملوخية ع الطريقة الشامية باللحمة
Molokhia is dish that goes by many names; I’ve come across at least half a dozen English spellings alone. While a popular dish throughout the Middle East, it is virtually unknown in North America. It’s based on the leaves of the mallow or jute plant (the same one that produces jute fibre for rope & fabric), but known by many other names as well, including West African sorrel, bush okra and Jew’s mallow. This plant has been under cultivation in the Levant for millennia, and was likely on the table of the ancient Egyptians.
The leaves are usually found dried and powdered, but they are now in season, so fresh, green leaves can be used can be used to prepare Molokhia in a style popular in Damascus. This recipe cooks the fresh leaves with ghee, garlic, fresh coriander, ground beef and lemon, and served alongside with Roz bel Sharia, rice and vermicelli, and some homemade pickled cabbage.
[vegetarian] Molokhia ملوخية
The same dish, but topped with mushrooms, also served with rice and vermicelli, and cabbage pickles.
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.
A delightful and refreshing parfait that layers a silky orange-blossom and vanilla-infused milk pudding with a tangy spread made from fresh oranges and orange juice, and is topped with a sprinkling of pistachio.
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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(approx Keele to Spadina, St. Clair to Lakeshore)
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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).
Pickups & deliveries take place between 6–7pm
Orders placed after 4pm on Wednesday can be for pickup only
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!
Help us take this idea into any restaurant kitchen, in any city in the world!
Learn more about the Newcomer Kitchen project.