Muhamarra – A Sublime Dip

Muhamarra – Walnut, Bell Pepper and Pomegranate Dip   Sampling local food is a highlight of traveling. On a recent trip to Egypt, I most enjoyed the small dishes placed on the table at the start of each meal. Like the mezze served when dining in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurants, we were served hummus, […]

Egyptian Sun Bread

Homemade Egyptian Bread Homemade bread took on a new significance when I tasted the “Sun Bread,” made by the family of an Egyptian farmer, on the West Bank of the Nile in Luxor, last December, a few weeks before the revolution.    Having run the kitchen and consumer affairs for Fleischmann’s Yeast for years, I’m […]