Ta’amia: Egyptian Falafel

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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Fattah: The Coptic Feast

Fattah is an Egyptian traditional dish served in both Muslim and Christian feasts. It is a meat-rice-bread dish that dates back to ancient Egyptian times. The dish was featured on the pillars of Pharaohs temples. That said, it has been slightly altered and refined over 7000 years. Each Egyptian family has its own secret ingredient for this festive dish. The recipe below is my family’s signature one with some of my minor healthful interventions.

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