Newcomer Kitchen — September 29

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[beef] Shamborak شمبورك
by Dilsha, in the style of Al Kamishli City
Probably the ancestor of every meat pie in the Western world. Thin, yeasted wheat flour dough is stuffed with a mixture of cooked onions and halal ground beef spiced with black pepper, and then baked (or sometimes fried). It comes with a traditional accompaniment, Ayran, a tangy, savoury yogurt drink garnished with dried mint.

[vegetarian] Shamborak شمبورك
We’ll also be making a vegetarian version of the shamborak stuffed with a mix of spiced mushrooms and nuts.

Salatet Alkhus سلطة خس
A simple green salad of romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and carrots, with fresh mint and a lemon, garlic, olive oil.

Mahalabia مهلبية
A delicate milk and semolina pudding scented with rose water and garnished with a touch of coconut.------

$20 +HST

Meals are available for pickup from The Depanneur, 1033 College Street (between Dufferin & Dovercourt) from 6–7pm on Thursday, Sept. 29
foodora sponsors FREE Delivery within 3km radius

Meals go on sale on Tuesday at 7am.
Please indicate “PICKUP” or “DELIVERY” in the Order Notes at the Checkout.


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!

Support the Newcomer Kitchen's FundRazr campaign.
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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