egyptian food

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...

Spicy Potatoes Recipe

A vegetarian dish of potatoes and exotic spices
May 23, 2011 12:16 pm
photo: John Kannenberg 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 spicy potatoes recipe originated.

You can find variations of this dish at street stalls in Cairo's busy streets, but in this case, the recipe comes from A...

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