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Toronto, ON M4Y2C9 Canada

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June 2017

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From a Seed Comes a Tree: A Newcomer Kitchen Community Dinner

June 29, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

From a Seed Comes a Tree: A Community Dinner in Celebration of Eid and Newcomer Kitchen A Joyful Night of Traditional Syrian Food, Music & Activities Where: The 519 • 519 Church St., Toronto, just N. of Wellesley St. When: Thursday June 29 • Doors 6pm, Dinner 7pm, Music 8:30pm Tickets: $35 • Tables of 6 & Kid’s tix available, Cash Bar, Prizes In the last year, Newcomer Kitchen has done some remarkable things: serving up over 4000 meals prepared…

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November 2018

NEWCOMER KITCHEN @ The 519 — WED Nov 21

November 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Maqluba  مقلوبة Maqluba is a traditional dish from the Levant that includes meat, rice, and fried vegetables layered in a pot, which is then tipped over before serving, hence the name which translates literally as “upside-down”. This Syrian version of the recipe includes tomatoes, eggplant, poached halal chicken and spiced ground beef, with a garnish of butter-fried nuts.   Maqluba  مقلوبة We will also be preparing a vegetarian version with cauliflower, tomato, eggplant and green pepper.   Khyar Belaban خيار…

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February 2019

NEWCOMER KITCHEN @ The 519 — WED Feb 6

February 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

El R’gaga الرقاقه أو المكامير El R’gaga (aka Al Makameer) is a traditional dish from the countryside around Daraa, a city in the southwest of Syria near the border with Jordan. When there is a big occasion with many guests, groups of neighbourhood women get together and make a big batch. Many layers of thinly rolled dough are layered with chicken that has been poached in a spiced broth, and onions caramelized in olive oil. It’s then baked until golden…

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March 2019

NEWCOMER KITCHEN @ The 519 — WED Mar 6

March 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Moghrabieh bil D’jaj   مغربیة بالدجاجُ  Moghrabieh, meaning ”a dish from the Maghreb”, is based on a kind of giant couscous — small balls of semolina flour pasta. While now it is now common to purchase it pre-made, this week’s cooks Maryam and Mona with be leading the kitchen team and teaching everyone how to make them the traditional way: rolled by hand. Moghrabieh is especially popular in Lebanon and Palestine — where it is called Maftoul (rolled). It is made…

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