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August 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

- $5.00 – $50.00

[chicken] Djaj del Moghrabieh مُغربية
Moghrabieh, meaning ”a dish from the Maghreb”, is a kind of giant couscous – small balls of semolina flour pasta that were traditionally rolled by hand. It is especially popular in Lebanon where it is made with either lamb shanks or chicken – or sometimes both – and served at big family gatherings. The chicken is cooked with onion and spices like caraway, cumin, white pepper and cinnamon to create a rich, flavourful stock, which is then used to cook the moghrabieh along with chickpeas.

[vegetarian] Moghrabieh مُغربية
A version of moghrabieh topped with a mix of vegetables including mushrooms, carrots and green peppers, along with the onions and chickpeas.

Saltet bakleh سلطة بقلة
A wonderful, tangy salad using the woefully underappreciated purslane, along with tomatoes, mint and pomegranates. Purslane is often considered a common weed in Canada, but it is uncommonly good for you. It tops the list of plants high in vitamin E and essential omega-3 fatty acid (ALA), as well as having six times more vitamin E than spinach and seven times more beta carotene than carrots. It’s also rich in vitamin C, magnesium, riboflavin, potassium and phosphorus!

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.

$20 +HST

Meals are available for pickup from The Depanneur,
1033 College Street (between Dufferin & Dovercourt) from 6–7pm
foodora sponsors FREE Delivery within 3km radius
(approx. Keele to Spadina, St. Clair to Lakeshore)

NEW 6km Delivery Option!
If you live outside the free delivery zone, we are testing a new delivery option in partnership with foodora: $10 flat fee for any address within a 6km radius
(approx. Park Lawn to DVP, Eglinton to Lakeshore).

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 spot to help/hang out in the kitchen, learn the recipes and join the ladies for family meal on Thursday afternoon. 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 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.

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August 17, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$5.00 – $50.00
Event Category:


Len Senater


The Depanneur
1033a College St.
Toronto, Ontario m6h 1a8 Canada
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[chicken] NEWCOMER KITCHEN — Aug 17
$ 20.00
5 available
[vegetarian] NEWCOMER KITCHEN — Aug 17
$ 20.00
7 available
Additional Donation
Support Newcomer Kitchen
$ 5.00