Join MOCA and the cooks of Newcomer Kitchen for an in-person, drop-in maamoul making workshop. Maamoul is a shortbread cookie stuffed with various fillings often made using decorative wooden tongs or molds. Syrian maamoul are often associated with special occasions such as Eid, but can be enjoyed year-round. This in-person programme builds on themes of heritage and inheritance through the sharing and passing down of recipes and cooking techniques. In Newcomer Kitchen’s own words, the organization “provides a crucial space for cultural heritage threatened by global diaspora, offering a forum for intergenerational mentorship through sharing recipes and stories.” To learn more about Newcomer Kitchen and their efforts visit their website here.
In this in-person guided experience, learn the basic techniques of maamoul making through the use of homemade playdough that mimics the feeling and texture of cookie dough. Sessions take place at 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm, lasting roughly a half hour. Please note that each session will be limited to 16 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Edible cookies made and packaged by Newcomer Kitchen will be available for purchase between 1–3 pm. The programme is suited for all ages with parental supervision required. All participants are welcome to explore MOCA’s exhibition, Greater Toronto Art 2021 (GTA21) prior to or after the programme, though please note that the exhibition is ticketed on floors 2 and 3.
Please be prepared to show proof of vaccination along with a form of ID, or a letter of medical exemption. More information about MOCA’s vaccination policy can be found at www.moca.ca/visit. Masks must be worn within the Museum at all times.
Ages: All ages