Bran Sea Bass : A Fresh Breeze from Alexandria-Egypt

I am thrilled to partner with Mediterranean Lifestyle magazine with this article about Egyptian Grilled Bran Fish. It is more than a mere recipe. It is a piece of food memoirs rooted in my hometown: Alexandria, Egypt.
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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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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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Egyptian Falafel: Zero Food Waste

A granite pestle and a mortar trigger the best qualities in spices, so do hardships to us.  We rise as better human beings as we are forced to grow out of our comfort zone. As unpleasant as COVID-19 could be, it is also a rare opportunity to slow down and reflect on our own journey […]

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Makdous (Pickled Stuffed Eggplants): The bejewelled appetizer

Makdous is a Middle Eastern appetizer that originates in the Levant. Typically, it is made of baby eggplants, stuffed with toasted walnuts, roasted capsicum, red chili, and drenched in olive oil. This is a twisted version that untraditionally contains pomegranate seeds to balance the saltiness and heat.

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Kunafe-Nougat Glacé Cake : The 2020 showstopper

Kunafe-Nougat Glacé Cake is an ice cream cake that has a Kunafe/Kataifi crust and the filling of Nougat Glace´. The Nougat glace´ layer is a no-churn ice cream infused with rose water and loaded with dried apricots, cranberries, and roasted pistachios. A fluffy and airy treat, this cake bridges the flavors of France and the Middle East.

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