[Chicken] Musakhan مسخن
Over the last 60 years, many people from the Palestinian diaspora have found their way to Syria, bringing elements of their food and culture with them. Musakhan is a traditional Palestinian dish that has become very popular in Syria, especially in the South. Very thin sheets of “taboon” flat bread are filled with cooked chicken, onions that have been caramelized in olive oil, and a generous helping of tangy sumac. They are rolled up into small cigars and baked in an oven, and then dusted with more sumac before serving.
[Vegetarian] Fattayer S’baneh فطاير سبانخ
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. Fatayer Sabaneh is a triangular pastry filled with spinach and onions cooked in olive oil, flavoured with tangy sumac.
Mutabal Batenjan متبل باذنجان
One of the most famous and popular Middle Eastern mezze dips — perhaps better known by it’s Egyptian name, Baba Ganouj — this is a smoky eggplant dip with yogurt, tahini & garlic. The Syrian version is often beautifully garnished with pomegranate molasses, pomegranate seeds and parsley.
Salatet Malfouf سلطة ملفوف
A cool, refreshing salad made of chopped cabbage, diced tomatoes and pomegranate seeds, dressed with olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, sumac, and fresh mint
A delightful and refreshing parfait that layers a silky orange-blossom infused milk pudding with a tangy fruit-based spread (often orange or apricot) and is topped with a sprinkling of pistachio and some seasonal fruit. We hope to make this with the first crop of local Ontario strawberries.
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. Park Lawn to DVP, Eglinton to Lakeshore).
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!