In the last two years, Newcomer Kitchen has tapped into the tremendous culinary talent in the newcomer Syrian community to create exciting economic and social opportunities. In that time, many people have expressed interest in learning some of their fabulous recipes.
So now Newcomer Kitchen is offering a hands-on workshop delving into fatayer, a very popular traditional Syrian dish. Fatayers 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.
This workshop will feature 3 different kinds of fatayer: Sfiha, topped with spiced halal ground beef, tomato, parsley, onion, pomegranate molasses and pine nuts; Fatayer Jibneh, with a mix of Akawi and Haloumi cheeses, green onion, parsley and black sesame seeds; and Fatayer Muhammara, with a spicy red pepper, walnut & pomegranate paste from Aleppo.
We will enjoy along our freshly baked fatayer for lunch along with Salatah Naameh, a chopped salad found throughout the Middle East, made with tomatoes, cucumber, and white onion seasoned with olive oil, mint and lemon juice.
Newcomer Kitchen is a project that invites Syrian newcomer women 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.