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NEWCOMER KITCHEN — WED September 12, 2018

September 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm



Kibbeh, a dish of bulgur wheat dough wrapped around flavourful fillings, is one of the the most famous of all Syrian dishes… I’ve been told that there are more than 30 types of kibbeh — over 20 kinds in Damascus alone — some eaten raw, others baked, fried or grilled. Tonight we’re making a round kibbeh popular in the coastal region of Lattakia.
[Meat] Kibbeh Mishwiyeh كبة مشوية
Bulgur wheat, finely ground halal beef and spices are combined and formed into a round, domed shape, stuffed with a spiced mixture of fried onions, ground beef, pomegranate molasses and toasted pine nuts. In Lattakia, these are often grilled over an open fire — the name translates to ‘grilled kibbeh’ — but these can also be brushed with butter and then baked with a piece of charcoal to lend it a smoky flavour.
[Vegetarian] Kibbeh Mishwiyeh
This vegetarian version of Kibbeh Mishwiyeh is made with a bulgur and potato dough, and a filling of mozzarella cheese and mushrooms.
Both Kibbeh come with Salatet El Fijil (سلطة الفجل), or “Radish Salad”, a popular side dish accompaniment, though it more of a dip like baba ganoush or hummus than a salad. It is made of grated radishes mixed with tahini, garlic, yogurt and lemon juice.
Salatah Horania سلطة حورانية
Now that local Ontario tomatoes are in season, it’s the perfect time for this delicious Syrian tomato salad. It gets it name from Horan, a broad highland plateau in Southwestern Syria that includes the cities of Daraa and Sweida, that has a good climate for garden vegetables. This refreshing salad is made with fresh tomatoes, white and green onions, parsley, garlic, fresh mint, olive oil, apple cider vinegar & lemon.
Tamaria تمرية
A broad term for a range of sweets made from dates (“tamar” is date), this attractive cookie is made with a spiral of of date paste in a buttery cookie-crumb filling, scented with spices and decorated with crushed pistachios.

$25 +HST

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
Free 3km Delivery
foodora sponsors FREE Delivery within 3km radius.
(approx Keele to Spadina, St. Clair to Lakeshore)
Flat Rate 6km Delivery
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!
Help us take this idea into any restaurant kitchen, in any city in the world!
Learn more about the Newcomer Kitchen project.

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September 12, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Depanneur
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1033a College St.
Toronto, Ontario m6h 1a8 Canada
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