NEWCOMER KITCHEN — WED June 13, 2018
June 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm -
$5 – $25
Eggplants and tomatoes are at the heart of many wonderful Levantine dishes. This dish, a flavourful eggplant stew with green peppers, chickpeas and beef meatballs is a relative of Greek Moussaka or Lebanese Maghmour. The vegetarian version of this dish is equally popular throughout Syria and Lebanon.
Both are served with Majaddarat Bulgur برغل مجدرة
Well known in many Syrian villages, this staple dish of bulgur, lentils and onions is highly regarded for its nutritional value and health benefits. In Syria, lentils, with their high iron content, are sometimes called the “meat of the poor” ( المجدرة الفقراء لحم ), or “nails for your knees” (الركب مسمامیر المجدرة ) in the sense that they help keep you on your feet for a long time. In majaddarat, brown lentils are boiled then bulgur is added to the broth; sliced onions slowly caramelized in olive oil, until crispy and then the flavoured oil is added to the lentil-bulgur mix, and the finished dish topped with the fried onions.
Salateh Jarjeer سلطة جرجير
A refreshing salad of peppery arugula with fresh pomegranate and onions, with a apple cider & lemon vinaigrette.
A sweet base of thick semolina cooked in milk and scented with rosewater, topped with a rich combination of fresh cheese, ricotta and/or clotted cream and garnished with pistachios.
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.