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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Coptic Orthodox Christmas: Plan B

Happy 2020 everyone! Since I immigrated to the US, I came to celebrate Christmas twice a year with two weeks in between. To many that might sound a bit strange!  However, it is simple to explain.  Typically, Coptic Orthodox Christians who are by definition the indigenous of Egypt celebrate Christmas on January 7th.

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Seafood – Freekeh in a Clay Pot : The Guru & the Expert

It is a one-pot dish where Freekeh (a whole grain packed with fiber and protein) delivers an earthy smoky note and chewy texture that complements the seafood cooked in a rich light vegetable stock mixed with tomato sauce.

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