MENU — September 1
[beef] Sheikh El Mahshi Bil Laban شيخ المحشي باللبن
Mahshi, meaning “stuffed”, represents a broad category of popular Levantine dishes. Virtually any vegetable can be stuffed, from peppers to potatoes, but small zucchinis and eggplants are most popular; we’ll be working with fresh, local zucchinis Sheikh El Mahshi would be the “sheikh” (respected elder or scholar) of stuffed vegetables, meaning the richest, fanciest version of the dish, this one being “bil Laban”, or cooked in a yogurt sauce thickened with eggs and seasoned with garlic and mint. Served with Egyptian rice (aka Misri or Calrose, you’ve had this medium-grain, slightly sticky rice if you’ve ever eaten sushi in the West).
[vegetarian] Sheikh El Mahshi Bil Laban شيخ المحشي باللبن
The vegetarian version will be stuffed with a mushroom, onion and pine nut mixture.
A sweet pudding of semolina cooked in milk and scented with rosewater, topped with a rich combination of fresh cheese, ricotta or clotted cream and garnished with pistachios.
Meals are available for pickup from The Depanneur, 1033 College Street (between Dufferin & Dovercourt) from 6–7pm on Thursday, Aug. 18
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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!
Meals go on sale Tuesday morning at 7am