egyptian food

Fried Boiled Egg With Dukka Recipe

Egyptian finger food for breakfast? We'll bite.
May 23, 2015 10:00 am
fried boiled egg with dukka recipe

Dukka is a coarsely ground mixture of seeds, spices and nuts and is Egypt's equivalent to Lebanon's za'atar. The spices, seeds and nuts used for the dukka vary widely from family to family, but usually cumin, coriander, sesame, salt and pepper are included. Highly addictive, dukka and boiled eggs are served throughout Cairo on street carts and in breakfast shops. For this recipe, we used fried soft-boiled eggs for added texture. The eggs are dipped in the dukka and eaten either with semit, baladi or shamsi bread.

Freekeh With Chicken Livers Recipe

Tender, silky chicken liver made Egyptian style
May 21, 2015 3:00 pm
freekeh with chicken livers recipe

Chef-author Suzanne Zeidy’s recent cookbook, Cairo Kitchen, which bears the name of her Cairo restaurant, is more than just a colorful collection of recipes — it’s a slice of history. Learn the stories behind some of Egypt’s most beloved home-cooked dishes, street food and more. If you thought you loved chicken livers, wait til you pair them with freekeh, a delicious ancient grain. 

Food Book Excerpt: Omar Sharif Slept Here

An Alan Richman story from a new food anthology
Nov 18, 2013 11:00 am

Travel guidebook publisher Lonely Planet has released A Fork in The Road — a collection of 34 original stories that show how travel, food and eating combine to shape and inspire our lives. Here is the entry from Alan Richman, a long-time food writer who has won 11 James Beard journalism awards for restaurant reviewing, most recently at GQ. He frequently angers people, but never before have they been Egyptians.


How To Make Koshary

The step-by-step guide to classic Egyptian Koshary
Feb 13, 2012 2:01 pm
Photo: midEATS on Flickr

This Egyptian classic is a carb-on-carb delight that includes all of our favorites staples: rice, lentils, chickpeas and macaroni. Together. Yes, that's right. If you thought it couldn't get any better than Japan's Great Carb Gift to Mankind, it just did, thanks to Egypt. 

They Call Her The Egyptian Rachael Ray

Ghalia Mahmoud is cooking up a revolution
Feb 13, 2012 2:01 pm

Ghalia Mahmoud, by many accounts Egypt’s first celebrity chef, came from humble beginnings. She started her career in the kitchen as a housemaid and cooked in one of Cairo’s wealthy suburbs. Today, she’s a superstar chef in Post-Revolutionary Egypt. 

The Egyptian Ful Sandwich

Middle Eastern comfort food fuels a revolution
Jan 17, 2012 2:01 pm

Ful, not full, falafel's less popular cousin, is a Middle Eastern fava bean dish popular throughout the region. In Egypt, specifically, the ful reigns supreme as a primary and undisputed king of Egyptian street food.

Archive of Ethnic Foods In NYC

A look back at urban foraging in recent times
Nov 10, 2011 4:02 pm
Jori with meats

In 2007, Jori and I collaborated on an idea to open a shop that purchased food from interesting ethnic stores, markets and vendors from all over the 5 boroughs of NYC. The concept, though ill fated, produced some interesting research. As we delved into this project we came to learn that we shared a love for foraging both in the woods and on city streets.

Egyptian Koshary Recipe

A traditional vegetarian Egyptian dish
May 24, 2011 9:43 am
photo: Andrew 鐘 on Flickr

The luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent brings visitors to exotic destinations around the world. One of the most popular countries for A&K guests is Egypt, which is where this koshary recipe originated.

Koshary is one of the most traditional dishes for any meal in Egypt. It consists of rice, lentils, pasta, and...


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