Newcomer Kitchen — March 16

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Newcomer Kitchen — March 16 says
[lamb] Tabakh Rohoo (طباخ روحو)
The cold winter months are the time to break out the luscious, slow-cooked comfort foods like this delicious tomato-based eggplant stew with zucchini, potato and small cubes of lamb. Similar to North African tagines or Persian khoresh, it is redolent with warm spices and sometime eniched with some melted ghee before serving. Tabakh Rohoo is known as “Cook’s Soul”; whether that's from the deeply comforting qualities of this kind of "soul food" or if it’s that the long, slow cooking transforms the humble ingredients into revealing their sublime nature, is up to you to decide.

An equally rich and delicious version of the stew, fortified with chickpeas.

Served with Rez bel Shairieh, a pilaf of rice and fried vermicelli noodles.

Helawiyaat (حلويات)
Dried fruits and nuts have long been staples of the Middle Eastern pantry. This is a simple yet elegant combination of dried figs stuffed with walnuts & sweet dates stuffed with almonds, served with a delicious sauce of grape molasses and tahini for dipping.

$20 +HST

Meals are available for pickup from The Depanneur, 1033 College Street (between Dufferin & Dovercourt) from 6–7pm on Thursday.
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Newcomer Kitchen is a new project that invites groups of Syrian refugee 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 an honorarium for the cooks.

We also offer 1 spot to help/hang out in the kitchen, learn the recipes and join the ladies for family meal on Thursday afternoon. We are asking for a $50 donation for this, which will go to topping up the $ we have to share with the cooks. This is available for purchase online, on a first-come, first-served basis.

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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