kahk: National Cookies of Egypt: الكحك المصري

Egyptian Ka7k  is the synonym of feast in Egypt, as they are the national Egyptian cookies baked to celebrate both Muslim and Christian feasts. Those mouthwatering ghee-rich cookies are filled with either date paste, agameya, or walnuts and sprinkled with powder sugar.

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Egyptian Petit Four by Marian: Happy Coptic Christmas

Food Blogger Marian Guirguis @marianjoyfulkitchen is sharing at Chez Nermine her recipe of Festive Traditional Egyptian cookies known as Petit Four. Not to confuse them with French Petit Four, those melt-in-your-mouth cookies are close to Western butter cookies.

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Lusine’s Eggplant Dip: The Power of a Refugee Woman

Eggplant pomegranate dip is a vegan mezzah/appetizer dish that is so simple to make but it will be the star of your mezzeh tray. The pungency of eggplant mixed with onions and mashed garlic is tamed by a drizzle of pomegranate molasses, creating a wonderful balance between the sweet, salty, and tart.

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Samar’s Beetroot-Baba Ghanoug Dip: Cooking In Style

Beetroot and Baba Ganoug is bursting with colors as well as flavors, and nutrition benefits. You can top it with nuts, seeds , small greens leaves ( parsley, micro-greens..etc) , fruits ( pomegranate is the best choice ) and for non vegans it’s awesome with goat cheese, crumbled ricotta or cottage cheese. And above all, its ready in just 30 minutes.

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Samia’s Fava Bean Dip: Bridiging Cultures

In an attempt to collect Egyptian Diaspora favorite recipes, I am delighted to host at my blog “Chez Nermine” Dr. Samia Spencer. Dr. Spencer managed in her recipe of delicious Fava beans dip to blend a traditional Egyptian dish with the influence of Southern cuisine in the US that is loaded with pungent spices and fresh vegetables. 

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Egyptian Pumpkin-Milk Pudding: Hanna’a Recipe

Egyptian Pumpkin-Milk Pudding is a dish that hails from Egypt and exists in different variations. This recipe credit goes to Hanna’a my parents loveliest Egyptian neighbor who is a seasoned cook in her own right. I left Egypt over twelve years ago, nonetheless, I vividly and fondly remember the taste of Hanna’s Pumpkin-Milk Pudding dish […]

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Egyptian Keshk (Kishk): Aziza’s Recipe

I am thrilled to host this week, the talented Egyptian food caterer and recipe developer Menna Rashwan. Menna, who runs her own food business out to Salt Lake City in the US,  managed in relatively short time to grow a raving audience of her authentic Egyptian dishes. Her radiant Instagram page @azizaslc is a clear evidence […]

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Semsemeya Or Egyptian Sesame Candy: Sweetness Beyond Taste

The sweetness of some childhood candies go beyond their taste! Don’t you agree? I grew up as a Christian minority in a muslim dominant country but can’t write enough about the affection that tied me with my muslim neighbors, friends, colleagues, and mentors.

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