Winner of the James Beard/ KitchenAid Cookbook of the Year 2000 and Winner of the Beard Award for the Best Writing on Food 2000.
 
 
April 23, 2019
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Alexandria-style Griddled Fish
Samak Mishwi min al-Iskandriyya
(Seafood-Grilled)
Griddled fish seasoned with cumin, onion juice, lemon juice, and olive oil
posted: 01/09/2007

Bisara
Bisara
(Antipasto, Meze, Tapas, and Hors d'Oeuvres)
Egyptian style fava bean puree with fresh herbs
posted: 06/01/2015

Coconut-flavored Rice Pudding with Figs
(Desserts)
Rice pudding with coconut, figs, vanilla, and brown sugar
posted: 12/13/2006

Egyptian Stewed Tomato Sauce
Dim'a Musabika
(Basic Recipes and Sauces)
tomato sauce with vinegar and cayenne
posted: 01/09/2007

Fettuccine with Caramelized Onions
Triya bi'l-Bassal
(Pasta with Vegetables)
Fettuccine with caramelized sweet onions and garlic with olive oil
posted: 12/23/2006

Ful Mudammas
Ful Mudammas
(Antipasto, Meze, Tapas, and Hors d'Oeuvres)
stewed dried fava beans
posted: 01/09/2007

Grouper with a Chickpea Flour Crust
(Seafood)
Grouper fillets dusted with chickpea flour and griddled
posted: 12/29/2006

Kushary
Kushary
(Pasta with Vegetables)
Lentils, rice, and macaroni tossed together with sauce
posted: 01/09/2007

Lentil Salad in Olive Oil with Egyptian Spices
Salata Adas
(Antipasto, Meze, Tapas, and Hors d'Oeuvres)
Lentils seasoned with cumin, coriander, cardamom, and fenugreek
posted: 04/28/2009

Umm 'Ali (Ali's Mother)
Umm 'Ali
(Desserts)
dry phyllo pudding with coconut, raisins, nuts, and sugar
posted: 01/09/2007



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[Clifford A. Wright's Cucina Paradiso] Editor’s Choice of the Best Books of 1992
- New York Times Book Review, December 6, 1992.


"Grill Italian hooks the cook in the introduction. Who would not want to light the grill after reading the author's description of an alfresco dinner in Sicily ? The recipes are generally on the simple side, relying on the fresh ingredients and herbs for flavor rather than on heavy marinades and bastings. I love the frequent trick of alternating items on skewers with cubes of oil-soaked bread or that of sprinkling on bread crumbs to add texture ? Sausages, onions and oranges skewered together offer a delightful change of pace."
- Florence Fabricant, New York Times

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