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Thursday January 26th: Come in from the Cold Pick-Up/Delivery Dinner with Taste Elle

January 26, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

- $24.00

This term Newcomer Kitchen are so excited to be working with an amazing group of women who call themselves Taste Elle. They come from diverse backgrounds and countries of origin, from the Ukraine, Lebanon, Syria an India! We have a lot of fun together in the kitchen and the classroom.

“We are 5 spirited and nostalgic women from 4 different countries. We believe in preserving our cultural food traditions while adding our personal touches. We offer a diversity of flavours with our passion for cooking and a combined fusion of tastes. We want to tell you our home kitchen stories and cross country cuisines tour. Feel our Spirit and Taste All with us!”

Taste Elle Come in from the Cold Menu

Ukrainian Borsch (Український борщ)

A famous traditional Ukrainian beet soup with cabbage, carrots and potatoes with dill. Borsch has been cooked for almost 500 years. Ukrainian borscht is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Liza say “Borsch is the blood of Ukrainian people. A Ukrainian can eat borsch three times a day every day.”

Indian Makhana chaat (मखाना चाट)

Makhana (foxnut/lotus seeds) is a healthy roasted Indian snack that is high in protein and nutritious. This is mixed with pomegranate seeds, bell pepper, fresh cilantro, tamarind chutney and yogurt. A crunchy sweet and tangy delight. Mansi says “In my childhood my mom used to make this for us to curb our hunger. The flavours tantalize our taste buds.”

(Meat Option) Indian Chicken Curry Masala (मुर्ग मसाला)

A classic Indian dish of halal chicken thighs simmered in a mildly spicy onion and tomato sauce flavoured with ginger, garlic, chilli pepper and tomato puree. Vandana says “I like this chicken curry flavour very much. It is filling, rich in taste and full of protein.”

(Vegetarian Option) Lebanese Simmered Okra (bamyeh bi lzeit) بامية بالزيت

Okra and potato are simmered in a mildy spicy sauce with onions and garlic, bell pepper, tomatoes and cilantro. Douaa says “the flavour is authentic and exceptional. It is one of my grandma’s favourites who taught it to my mom.”

Syrian Cucumber Salad سلطة خيار باللبن

A refreshing creamy mix of yogurt, cucumber cubes and dried mint. Najwa says “Syrians love it as a daily accompaniment with any meal.”

Syrian Rice and Peas (roz bazalia) رز بالبازاليا

Basmati rice flavoured with cardamom is cooked with butter and peas topped with toasted cashew- a perfect side dish. Najwa says “this a very common and tasty dish eaten with meat and chicken.”

Ukrainian Apple pie – Charlotte (Шарлотка)

A delicious sponge cake filled with sliced Granny Smith apples for a balanced sweet and tart taste. Liza says “I started making this “pie” when I was 6 years old. A wonderful combination of sweet cake and apples with a bit of sourness.”


Crescent School: Meals will at the front office from 2:45pm for pick-up.

Trinity St. Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor Street (parking in the Metro Parking lot on Robert Street) 4:30-6:30

Center for Social Innovation 192 Spadina & 720 Bathurst:  Meals will be at the front desk from 4:30-6:30

Any inquires call Newcomer Kitchen at 416 464-1864

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January 26, 2023
3:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Newcomer Kitchen
‭+1 (416) 903-3664‬
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1033 College Street
Toronto, Ontario m6k 2b5 Canada
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