Posts Tagged ‘syria’

Syrian Cuisine: Tahini

 

Roasted Beet and Tahini Dip

Roasted Beet and Tahini Dip

 

 

In our most recent series we are having a look at the cuisine from the Middle East, specifically Syria. And one of the first things we notice is that there a few ingredients that pop up quite often, so we should get to know them, how to access them or prepare them and have them handy. Za’atar, preserved lemons, and sesame oil feature prominently in the culinary traditions of Syria, and today we are examining another must-have ingredient; tahini. Continue »



Syrian Cuisine

 

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It is no secret that Toronto is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world; almost half of our population was born outside of this country, and the city is famous for its neighbourhoods that reflect this. It’s not surprising that new Canadians tend to first settle in neighbourhoods where the majority of residents are from similar backgrounds, with language, and cultural similarities that ease the transition to a new country. As a result the city ends up with little pockets of diverse cultures and culinary traditions popping up all over, whether it’s Greek culture and cuisine along the Danforth, Chinese culture on Spadina or East European shops and bistros on Roncesvalles. Continue »



Supper With Syria

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Fiesta Farms will be donating ingredients to a fundraising dinner to help Syrian refugees. Inna Gertsberg is one of the organizers, along with Sang Kim and Lara Zahabi, I spoke with her about the event and how everyone can get involved. This post is illustrated with images of traditional Syrian dishes that should be mouthwatering enough to encourage you to buy a ticket to this incredible dinner. Continue »