[beef/chicken] Shorbat Silq Bis Adas شوربة سلق بعدس
Lentils have been an essential part of the Levantine winter pantry (mouneh) since biblical times; indeed, Esau allegedly forfeited his birthright to Jacob for a bowl of lentil soup – one possibly not all that different than the one we are making tonight. This hearty winter soup is a whole, warming meal; lentils, potatoes and chard, cooked with onions, garlic and cilantro in a rich halal chicken stock, fortified with small cubes of halal beef (suqaar) and brought to life with a generous splash of lemon.
This soup is also delicious (and #vegan & #GF) when made with vegetable stock.
The soup comes with two delicious sides: Khabbaz El Samun bel Toum (خبز السمون بالثوم): garlic bread with butter, lemon, parsley, and black pepper, and Mutabal Kousa ( متبل كوسا), a delicious meze dip made with zucchini, tahini and yogurt.
Knafeh Nabulsia كنافة نابلسية
This version of knafeh, a dessert with a base of mild white cheese (also known as Nabulsi) topped with a crispy shredded wheat surface, doused with a scented sugar syrup, originates in the Palestinian city of Nablus as far back as 10th century, but variations spread with the Ottoman Empire to include much of the Middle East. Nablus is still renowned for its knafeh — they even made a giant one weighing in at 1,350kg for the Guinness Book of World Records!
Meals are available for pickup from The Depanneur, 1033 College Street (between Dufferin & Dovercourt) from 6–7pm on Thursday, Nov. 3
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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.