Our last Newcomer Kitchen meal of the summer! We’ll be off for August and back in September!
[beef] Kousa Mahashi كوسا محشي
Stuffed zucchinis are a dish cherished by the former Ottoman Empire, and popular from the Balkans to the Levant. The small, young pale green zucchini known as white marrows are the most popular. They are hollowed out with a special tool and stuffed with a mix of spiced ground halal beef, rice and spices, and cooked in a tomato broth with a hint of mint and garlic.
[vegetarian] Kousa Mahashi كوسا محشي
We’ll also be making a vegetarian version of the dish with a seasoned tomato, onion and rice filling
Served with fresh pita bread and Mutabal Kousa (متبل كوسا), a delicious meze dip ingeniously made with the zucchini hearts that have been excavated when making the mahshi, cooked and mixed with tahini, yogurt, garlic and lemon.
Saltet k’as w zeitoun زیتون و خس سلطة
A light, refreshing green salad with tomato, onion and black olives in a tangy dressing of apple cider vinegar, sumac, pomegranate molasses, olive oil & lemon.
A relative of namoura or basbousa, this is one of the region’s many delicious syrup-soaked semolina cakes. This one doesn’t use yogurt, but rather tahini, milk powder and ghee giving an extra rich cake with a nutty, vanilla flavour.
Newcomer Kitchen’s weekly pop-up take place on WEDNESDAYS.
Meals are available for pickup from The Depanneur, 1033 College Street (between Dufferin & Dovercourt) from 6–7pm
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(approx Keele to Spadina, St. Clair to Lakeshore)
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If you live outside the 3km free delivery zone, foodora can deliver for a $10 within a 6km radius
(approx. Park Lawn to DVP, Eglinton to Lakeshore).
Deliveries take place between 6–7pm
Newcomer Kitchen is a new project that invites groups of Syrian newcomer 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 a source of revenue for the cooks.
We also offer “Guest Cook” spots on Wednesdays where you can help & hang out in the kitchen, learn the recipes and join the ladies for family meal. These can now be booked via AirBnB Experiences.
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!