Our last Newcomer Kitchen of 2016!
After this week, we’ll be focusing our energy on our upcoming fundraiser Sofra Dayma — a special evening in support of Newcomer Kitchen, and then taking a well-earned break until mid-January.
[chicken] Kabsa كبسة
Kabsa is a family of rice dishes believed to be indigenous to Saudi Arabia, where it is commonly regarded as a national dish. I can be found in most Arab states of the Persian Gulf (where it is also known as makbūs مكبوس), and into Jordan, Palestine and Southern Syria.
These dishes are usually made long-grain, such as basmati, meat – in our case halal chicken – some finely cut vegetables, and a mixture of spices, of which there are countless regional variations, but might include black pepper, cloves, cardamom, saffron, cinnamon, black lime, bay leaves and nutmeg. This particular recipe also features the addition of tiny golden raisins.
[vegetarian] Kabsa كبسة
A vegetarian version of this dish, garnished with green peas, diced peppers, butter-fried nuts and hard-boiled eggs.
Salateh Naameh سلطة ناعمة
This quintessential Mediterranean salad can be found throughout the middle east, with tomatoes, cucumber, and white onion are finely diced and seasoned with olive oil, mint and lemon juice.
A spectacular dessert composed of many layers of paper-thin crepes, seasoned with turmeric, ginger, anise and black sesame – traditionally cooked on the large domed saj oven – which are layered with rich sauce made from sesame halva, and garnished with fried walnut pieces.
Holiday Cookie Box by Newcomer Kitchen!
20 delicious homemade Syrian cookies — a perfect gift!
(If you can resist eating them yourself!)
Add one to your Thursday order for $20.
Meals are available for pickup from The Depanneur,
1033 College Street (between Dufferin & Dovercourt) from 6–7pm
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Delivery outside 3km can be arranged with Liam Woolacoot of Saoirse Couriers
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Meals go on sale on Tuesday at 7am.
Please indicate “PICKUP” or “DELIVERY” in the Order Notes at the Checkout.
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.