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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Macarona Béchamel/Forn: The dish that bridges three cultures

Macarona Béchamel (aka Macarona Forn) is an Egyptian pasta bake, and a one pot meal that has three layers: penne pasta, spices-spiked, luscious red meat sauce, and a silky, smooth white sauce on top. The dish is an iconic crowd pleaser in Egypt. It is nutritious, make ahead, freezer friendly, and excellent potluck dish that garners compliments like no other.

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Orange Cranberry Sauce: A scrumptious addition to my holiday repertoire

Orange Cranberry Sauce is the easiest holiday sauce that is ready in no less than twenty minutes with ingredients that you probably have in your fridge. Given its vibrant, festive color and fresh flavors, Orange Cranberry Sauce is a scrumptious addition to your holiday table.

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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 an Egyptian Diaspora of favorite recipes, I am delighted to host Dr. Samia Spencer at my blog “Chez Nermine”. In her recipe of delicious Fava beans dip, Dr. Spencer manages 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’s Recipe

Egyptian Pumpkin-Milk Pudding is a dish that hails from Egypt and exists in different variations. This recipe credit goes to Hanna, 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

This week I am thrilled to host the talented Egyptian food caterer and recipe developer, Menna Rashwan. Menna, who runs her own food business in 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 clear evidence of […]

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