[beef] Fatayer Lahmeh فطاير لحمة
[cheese] Fatayer Jibneh فطاير جبنة
Fatayer are a whole category delicious small baked treats that range from open-face, pizza-like flatbreads to cute little baked turnovers, with countless different shapes and fillings. Tonight you can cheese fatayer lahmeh stuffed with spiced halal ground beef, or fatayer jibneh, stuffed with a mix of cheeses, green onion, parsley and black sesame seeds.
[vegetarian] Majaddarat Bulgur مجدرة برغل
Well known in many Syrian villages, this staple dish of bulgur, lentils and onions is highly regarded for its nutritional value and health benefits. In Syria, lentils, with their high iron content, are sometimes called the “meat of the poor” ( المجدرة لحم الفقراء); or “nails for your knees” (المجدرة مسمامير الركب) in the sense that they help keep you on your feet for a long time. In majaddarat, brown lentils are boiled then bulgur is added to the broth; sliced onions slowly caramelized in olive oil, until crispy and then the flavoured oil is added to the lentil-bulgur mix. The finished dish is topped with the fried onions, and served with a garnish of fresh vegetables and a selection of pickles.
Khyar belaban خيار بلبن
Much like tzatziki, it’s well-known Greek cousin, this combines cool yogurt with garlic and cucumbers, but the addition of mint makes for an especially cool and refreshing salad.
A relative of namoura or babousa, this is one of the region’s many delicious syrup-soaked semolina cakes. This one doesn’t use yogurt, but rather tahini, giving an extra rich, nutty flavour.
Meals are available for pickup from The Depanneur, 1033 College Street (between Dufferin & Dovercourt) from 6–7pm on Thursday, Nov. 10
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Meals go on sale on Tuesday at 7am.
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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 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!
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Learn more about the Newcomer Kitchen project.