San GIOVANNI Bread: All you knead is love.

SAN JIOVANNI bread is a favorite childhood bread that I grew up eating in my hometown Alexandria, Egypt. It has a pillowy interior and crusty, golden exterior. The flavor of that bread is elevated by the addition of orange zest, mastic and mahleb. It is freezer friendly and pretty versatile as it makes excellent sandwich bread, panini toast, as well as a luscious accompaniment to soak up the sauce of a hearty stew.

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Saj Bread: خبز الصاج

Saj Bread is ideal for Shawarma or Falafel wraps. This recipe is full proof and leads to a pillowy and soft bread that stands the test of panini machine.

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“Left Mekhalel”: Pickled turnips: لفت مخلل

Pickled turnips are delicious Egyptian mezzah, which are made of turnips and beets soaked in brine. While the hero here is the turnips, the beets’ natural sweetness offsets the saline brine and lends the pale white vegetable a vibrant magenta color. Pickled turnips are indispensable to jazz up a shawarma or falafel wrap.

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Marak We Feteer: Southern Egyptian Meat Stew & Flatbread

This recipe is of ultimate sentimental value. I know my late father would have been enthused seeing this recipe on my blog. He was enamored with any dish that originates from where his roots are. God bless his soul. Marak (meat stew) and Feteer (flatbread) is an authentic recipe that originated in Southern Egypt. The […]

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Shoshanah Bread: The Road Less Traveled

  We are free to digress from the hordes. We possess the right to ditch stereotypes. And it is completely legal to choose the road less traveled…  In Na’ama’ s cozy kitchen in Washington DC, we brought together two generations of Egyptian-Americans and Israeli-Americans to a family signature recipe, “Shoshana’s Bread.” I was in Washington […]

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Hawawshi: A Star Street Food

NON-SPONSORED POST I believe it is safe to say that Hawawshi is the Egyptian version of U.S. Hamburger. This quintessential street food was created in the seventies of the 20th century by a butcher named Ahmed Al Hawawshi.

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