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Egyptian Recipes


Egypt as a whole, and in particular the Nile Delta and Nile Valley, has long been known for its agricultural produce - indeed in Roman times, it was considered the bread basket of the Mediterranean. Modern Egyptian cuisine reflects these traditions, and Egyptian cuisine tends to emphasize vegetables and legumes.
  • Ful medames - Ful medames is a popular meal that many consider to be Egypt's national dish. it is mostly eaten for breakfast, is sometimes considered a "peasant food" and is extremely filling (the effect has been described as a "stone in the stomach"). During Ramadan, the month when participating Muslims fast between dawn and sunset, the filling nature of the dish is of course considered a great advantage. Ful medames is made by mashing (partially or completely) fava beans, and then slow cooking them. The mashed cooked beans are eaten with onion, olive oil, parsley garlic and lemon.

  • Falafel - Chickpeas or fava beans made into a ball and fried.

  • Kufta - Ground mead with onions and spices made into a meatball.

  • Malukhiyah stew - A stew made from mallow leaves and chicken stock. It is flavored using coriander and garlic, and then served with chicken and white rice.

  • Kebab halla - Beef with onions.

  • Shawarma - Slivers of meat (chicken, goat or lamb) in pita bread with hummus, cucumber and tomato.

  • Kushari - Rice served with brown lentils, chickpeas and macaroni. Kushari is served topped with a spicy tomato sauce, garlic and vinegar. Caramelized onions are often used an a garnish. Although traditionally a vegetarian dish, nowadays kushari is sometimes topped with shawarma meat or fried liver.
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Egyptian Cookbook: Traditional Authentic Recipes from Egypt (Middle Eastern food)

By Liam Luxe

Independently published
Released: November 5th, 2023
Paperback (142 pages)

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  • EAN: 9798866648740
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  • Number of Pages: 142
  • Author: Liam Luxe
  • Publication Date: November 5th, 2023
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  • Size: 9.0 inches by 6.0 inches by 0.32 inches
  • Weight: 0.440924524 pounds
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Eat, Habibi, Eat!: Fresh Recipes for Modern Egyptian Cooking

By Shahir Massoud

Appetite by Random House
Released: May 4th, 2021
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  • Brand: Appetite by Random House
  • ISBN: 0525610936
  • EAN: 9780525610939
  • PartNumber: 9780525610939
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  • Hardcover
  • Number of Pages: 248
  • Author: Shahir Massoud
  • Publication Date: May 4th, 2021
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  • Size: 10.27 inches by 8.24 inches by 0.83 inches
  • Weight: 2.35012771292 Pounds
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Egyptian Cookbook: Enjoy Authentic Egyptian Cooking with 50 Delicious Egyptian Recipes (3rd Edition)

By BookSumo Press

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Released: September 9th, 2019
Paperback (58 pages)

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  • ISBN: 169181489X
  • EAN: 9781691814893
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  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 58
  • Author: BookSumo Press
  • Publication Date: September 9th, 2019
  • Release Date: September 9th, 2019
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  • Size: 9.25 inches by 7.5 inches by 0.14 inches
  • Weight: 0.26014546916 pounds
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Egyptian Cookbook: Simple And Authentic Recipes You Should Try

By Brad Hoskinson

Independently published
Released: June 18th, 2022
Paperback (73 pages)

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  • EAN: 9798836903145
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  • Number of Pages: 73
  • Author: Brad Hoskinson
  • Publication Date: June 18th, 2022
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Authentic Egyptian Cooking: From the Table of Abou El Sid

By Nehal Leheta

The American University in Cairo Press
Released: March 2nd, 2021
Paperback (144 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: The American University in Cairo Press
  • Brand: The American University in Cairo Press
  • ISBN: 9776790046
  • EAN: 9789776790049
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  • Edition: Reissue
  • Number of Pages: 144
  • Author: Nehal Leheta
  • Publication Date: March 2nd, 2021
  • Release Date: March 2nd, 2021
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  • Size: 9.5 inches by 7.5 inches by 0.5 inches
  • Weight: 2.314853751 pounds
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The Ultimate Egyptian Cookbook: 111 Dishes from Egypt To Cook Right Now (World Cuisines)

By Slavka Bodic

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Released: February 17th, 2021
Paperback (166 pages)

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  • Number of Pages: 166
  • Author: Slavka Bodic
  • Publication Date: February 17th, 2021
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  • Weight: 0.51 pounds
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The Pharaoh's Kitchen: Recipes from Ancient Egypts Enduring Food Traditions

By Magda Mehdawy

Bloomsbury
Released: March 1st, 2017
Paperback (176 pages)

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  • ISBN: 9774168135
  • EAN: 9789774168130
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  • Edition: Reissue
  • Number of Pages: 176
  • Author: Magda Mehdawy
  • Publication Date: March 1st, 2017
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Bel Hana: An Egyptian Cookbook

By Mary Greiss

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Egyptian Cookbook 2023-2024 - Discover the Rich and Diverse Flavors of Egypt: 140 Traditional and Authentic Egyptian Recipes passed down from generations . The Egyptian Cookbook 2023-2024

By Daisy L. Gamal

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Released: April 27th, 2023
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  • Number of Pages: 165
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  • Publication Date: April 27th, 2023
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Food fit for Pharaohs: An Ancient Egyptian Cookbook

By Michelle Berriedale-Johnson

Brand: British Museum Press (Distribution)
Released: December 31st, 2008
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  • Author: Michelle Berriedale-Johnson
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