Winner of the James Beard/ KitchenAid Cookbook of the Year 2000 and Winner of the Beard Award for the Best Writing on Food 2000.
 
 
December 14, 2017
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Tamiyya
    This Egyptian version of the falafel is so much a staple food in Egypt that the word ta'miyya derives, in fact, from the Arabic word for nourishment...

 

Kushary
    Among the inexplicable amalgam of sights, smells, and sounds that are modern Cairo is the extraordinarily simple taste of a workingman’s lunch called kushary (also kishiry and kashiry)...

 

Ful — The Egyptian National Dish
Some claim that the roots of fūl mudammas can be traced to Pharaonic Egypt...

 

A Breakfast Dish Along the Nile
    In Alexandria, in Cairo, in the villages of the Nile Delta, a favorite breakfast dish is faṭayr (pronounced fa-TAIR) or faṭīr (pronounced fa-TEER)...

 

Fishing off Egypt and Syria in Medieval Times and Today
Following the littoral to the east along the North African coast from Tunisia, we do not meet any significant fishing activity until we reach the coast of Egypt...

 

History of Lemonade
The very first uses for the lemon in the Mediterranean were as an ornamental plant in early Islamic gardens...

 

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