Independence Ice Cream Cake: Happy 4th of July America

This showstopper ice cream cake is a winner and a keeper.  It is easy to make, leaves a long-lasting impression, and festive enough to celebrate the 4th of July. My rendition of Independence Ice Cream Cake is a cross between an ice cream bomb and a baked Alaska cake.

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The Art of Forging Bonds Through Culinary Diplomacy: Episode #031 of The Storied Recipe Podcast

Recently, Becky Hadid, the talented food photographer/blogger, and seasoned host of  The Storied Recipe Podcast reached out, asking me to share with her audience my journey with food and diplomacy.

It is the story that started in the cosmopolitan city of Alexandria, Egypt, and then in Cairo where I studied political science to lead after the most extraordinary life across five continents.

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Lemon-Yogurt-Blueberry Cake : The Summer Harbinger

Yogurt-Lemon-Blueberry Cake is a summer cake that is pleasantly moist, zesty, fragrant, and studded with juicy blueberry. Its smooth texture and refreshing notes make it a perfect treat for dessert or tea time.

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Coffee-Cardamom Viennese: A Cookie to Brighten Your Day

NON-SPONSORED POST Have you ever tried cardamom coffee before? I hope you did. If not I strongly recommend it. It is an incredible mood booster in the middle of bleak quarantine days. Personally, I wouldn’t have survived homeschooling without my morning cup of cardamom coffee. The smell alone of the finely ground coffee mixed with […]

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Belilah : Egyptian Quintessential Porridge

Belilah is a portmanteau, a made-up word coined from a combination of the French words Blé Au Lait, which means wheat-milk.  Most probably, the inception of authentic Egyptian porridge is traced back to the French colonialism that lasted in Egypt from 1798 to 1801. 

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Chocolate-Salted Caramel Tart: A Therapeutic Treat

This tart is adapted by Bon Appetite Magazine. The intensity of this tart dark chocolate glaze cuts through the sweetness of the salted caramel layer. The gooey filling of both chocolate glaze and salted caramel can’t find a more glorious vessel than this delicate, slim chocolate crust. The crust shatters in your mouth surrendering to an unexpected hint of sea salt that offsets the sweetness and sends you to a heavenly flavors island.

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Dates Pudding: A tribute to My father

NON-SPONSORED POST I would love to thank all my followers and readers who texted or emailed me to offer condolences for the loss of my beloved father. My father was an exceptional man who challenged me to excel in everything I do.  He braved the archaic norms of a masculine society and sent me to […]

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