My Egyptian Grandmother's Kitchen

Traditional Dishes Sweet and Savory
Author: Magda Mehdawy
Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9789774249273
Category: Cooking
Page: 366
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In this beautifully illustrated volume, Magda Mehdawy has gathered in one book the most complete collection of Egyptian recipes ever assembled. Drawing on the traditional recipes she learned from her grandmother and other members of her generation, Mehdawy offers a surprising range of sumptuous recipes and unusual flavors that are part of Egypt's millennia-long cultural heritage. She also reveals the historical depth of the national cuisine, beginning with a section on food and wine-making techniques used by the ancient Egyptians. For readers interested in more recent traditions, Mehdawy provides lists of typical menus served on Islamic holidays and feasts, and a fascinating overview of traditional beliefs regarding vegetables and spices. While covering regional dishes from all over Egypt, Mehdawy emphasizes the cuisine of her native Mediterranean city of Alexandria, providing a wide selection of seafood dishes, such as baked sardines and shrimp kufta with rice. Grouped by food categories--including Broths and Soups, Stuffed Vegetables, Poultry, Pickles, Jams, and Desserts--the book helpfully lists detailed health information as well as practical advice on shopping for the best-quality ingredients, and where to find them. Even chefs already familiar with Egyptian cuisine will find new dishes here. With copious illustrations in full color throughout, this compendium is a great introduction to the rich flavor and variety of the traditional Egyptian kitchen.

The Pharaoh's Kitchen

Recipes from Ancient Egypt's Enduring Food Traditions
Author: Magda Mehdawy,Amr Hussein
Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9789774163104
Category: Cooking
Page: 161
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Judging from the evidence available from depictions of daily life on tombs and in historical texts, the ancient Egyptians were just as enthusiastic about good food and generous hospitality as are their descendants today. Magda Mehdawy and Amr Hussein have done extensive research on the cultivation, gathering, preparation, and presentation of food in ancient Egypt and have developed nearly a hundred recipes that will be perfectly recognizable to anyone familiar with modern Egyptian food. Beautifully illustrated with scenes from tomb reliefs, objects and artifacts in museum exhibits, and modern photographs, the recipes are accompanied by explanatory material that describes the ancient home and kitchen, cooking vessels and methods, table manners and etiquette, banquets, beverages, and ingredients. Traditional feasts and religious occasions with their own culinary traditions are described, including some that are still celebrated today. A glossary of ingredients and place names provides a useful guide to unfamiliar terms.

Nile Style

Egyptian Cuisine and Culture
Author: Amy Riolo
Publisher: Hippocrene Books
ISBN: 9780781813075
Category: Cooking
Page: 242
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Now available in an expanded paperback edition, Nile Style is the first cookbook devoted to the multi-ethnic and multi-religious history of the Egyptian table. Twenty-five unique menus celebrate occasions such as the Ancient Nile Festival, Ramadan Breakfast, and Passover. Each menu includes a historical and anecdotal introduction along with the recipes. Includes more than 150 easy-to-follow recipes, plus Egyptian Food History Timelines, glossary of Egyptian ingredients, "Where to Buy" and "Where to Dine in Egypt" guides, and a 16-page color photo insert.

Anna, Grandmother of Jesus

A Message of Wisdom and Love
Author: Claire Heartsong,Claire Ann Clemett
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1781809534
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 320
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The self-published spiritual word-of-mouth bestseller Anna, Grandmother of Jesus became a publishing sensation when the self-published version sold 50,000 copies through word of mouth alone, amassing a worldwide following in the process.Anna is the mother of the Virgin Mary and the grandmother of Jesus. Her teachings and service birthed a spiritual lineage that changed the world. In this book, you’ll discover missing pieces of history concerning Anna, Mary and Jesus, as channelled by Claire Heartsong, who has been receiving telepathic messages from Anna for 30 years.Told through the gentle and heartwarming voice of Anna herself, this book offers insights into unknown places the holy family visited, people they knew and intimate details of their daily struggle to complete the Resurrection challenges. You will learn about the Essenes of Mount Carmel and their secret teachings and initiations, and gain a new understanding of Jesus’s mission.Containing encoded activations to bring Anna’s wisdom and energy into your own spiritual life, this book is an invitation to complete a journey of initiation begun long ago.

The Egypt Game


Author: Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 143913202X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
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The first time Melanie Ross meets April Hall, she’s not sure they have anything in common. But she soon discovers that they both love anything to do with ancient Egypt. When they stumble upon a deserted storage yard, Melanie and April decide it’s the perfect spot for the Egypt Game. Before long there are six Egyptians, and they all meet to wear costumes, hold ceremonies, and work on their secret code. Everyone thinks it’s just a game until strange things start happening. Has the Egypt Game gone too far?

Apricots on the Nile

A Memoir with Recipes
Author: Colette Rossant
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416591276
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 160
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Cairo, 1937: French-born Colette Rossant is waiting out World War II among her father's Egyptian-Jewish relatives. From the moment she arrives at her grandparents' belle époque mansion by the Nile, the five-year-old Colette finds companionship and comfort among the other "outsiders" in her home away from home -- the cooks and servants in the kitchen. The chef, Ahmet, lets Colette taste the ful; she learns how to make sambusaks for her new friends; and she shops for semits and other treats in the Khan-al-Khalili market. Colette is beginning to understand how her family's culture is linked to the kitchen...and soon she will claim Egypt's food, landscape, and people as her own. Apricots on the Nile is a loving testament to Colette's adopted homeland. With dozens of original recipes and family photographs, Colette's coming-of-age memoir is a splendid exploration of old Cairo in all its flavor, variety, and wide-eyed wonder.

The Taste of Egypt

Home Cooking from the Middle East
Author: Dyna Eldaeif
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9774167554
Category: Cooking
Page: 182
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Authentic Egyptian Cooking

From the Table of Abou El Sid
Author: Nehal Leheta
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789774167430
Category: Cooking, Egyptian
Page: 142
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Traditionally, Egyptian cooking has been best practiced and enjoyed at home, where generations of unrecorded family recipes have been the sustaining repertoire for daily meals as well as sumptuous holiday feasts. Abou El Sid, one of Cairo's most famous restaurants, has become well known for its authentic Egyptian dishes, and now presents more than fifty of its most classic recipes in a cookbook for the enjoyment of home cooks all over the world. Egyptians will recognize their favorites, from holiday dishes such as Fettah to the arrays of appetizers like aubergine with garlic, special lentils, and tahina; those new to Middle Eastern food will find the recipes simple and simply delicious, and enjoy the Egyptian table even if they don't have the heritage of the pharaohs in their family backgrounds. - 57 authentic Egyptian recipes from starters to main courses to desserts. - Each recipe illustrated with gorgeous, full color photographs. - Beautifully designed and visually sumptuous boutique book.

My Ántonia


Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048611483X
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
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Splendid early novel (1918) evokes the Nebraska prairie life of the author's childhood, and touchingly commemorates the spirit and courage of the immigrant pioneers who settled the land.

Out of Egypt


Author: André Aciman
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571349722
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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'[A] mesmerizing portrait of a now vanished world. Aciman's story of Alexandria is the story of his own family, a Jewish family with Italian and Turkish roots that tied its future to Egypt and made its home there for three generations, only to find itself peremptorily expelled by the Government in the early 1960's. It is the story of a fractious clan of dreamers and con men and the emotional price they would pay for exile, the story of a young boy's coming of age and his memories of the city he loved in his youth. Writing in lucid, lyrical prose, Mr. Aciman does an exquisite job of conjuring up the daily rhythms and rituals of his family's life: their weekly trips to the movies, their daily jaunts to the beach, their internecine squabbles over everything from religion to money to the pronunciation of words. There are some wonderfully vivid scenes here, as strange and marvelous as something in Garcia Marquez, as comical and surprising as something in Chekhov.' Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

Cairo Kitchen

Recipes from the Middle East, Inspired by the Street Food of Cairo
Author: Suzanne Zeidy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781742708027
Category: Cooking
Page: 288
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Suzanne Zeidy grew up in a household that loved to cook. Every Friday her Aunt Alba would round up the extended family for a huge Egyptian style supper, where they would gossip, laugh and feast on traditional home-style cooking. In Cairo Kitchen, Suzanne shares the classics that ignited her love of food, as well as her more modern recipes, which are inspired by Middle Eastern flavours. A combination of authentic street food and delicious home-style cooking, this is modern Middle Eastern food, all set against the exotic, vibrant backdrop of Cairo. Try her stuffed vine leaves, home-style beef kofta stew and age-old recipes for breads. Her modern dishes are classics reinterpreted in a fresh and original way. Try quail on quinoa tabboula or seared sea bass on baba ghanoush and a rice kofta served on vermicelli noodles. The chapter on pickles and preserves will transform any dish into a mouthwatering Middle Easternstyle delicacy, and the sweets, such as Halawa truffles and date and walnut cake, are irresistible. Middle Eastern food is made for sharing, and Cairo Kitchen is filled with standout recipes, perfect for any gathering. Illustrated throughout with stunning pictures by award-winning photographer Jonathan Gregson, this stylish cookbook is a celebration of Cairo and its wonderful food.

Grandmother's Secrets

The Ancient Rituals and Healing Power of Belly Dancing
Author: Rosina-Fawzia Al-Rawi
Publisher: Interlink Publishing
ISBN: 1623710111
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 224
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"Come, sit by me," says Grandmother. "Take this chalk in your hand. Now draw a dot and concentrate all your energy into this one dot. It is the beginning and the end, the navel of the world." So Fawzia Al-Rawi describes her grandmother's first lesson about the ancient craft of Oriental dance. Grandmother's Secrets always circles back to this grandmother and this young girl, echoing the circular movements of the dance itself. Al-Rawi has written a strikingly graceful and original book that blends personal memoir with the history and theory of the dance known in the West as "belly dancing." It is the story of a young Arab girl as she is initiated into womanhood. It is a history of the dance from the earliest times through the days of the Pharaohs, the Roman Empire, to the Arab world of the last three centuries. It is a personal investigation into the effects of the dance's movements on individual parts of the body and the whole psyche. It is a guide to the actual techniques of the dance for those who are inspired to put down the book and move. Al-Rawi conveys in this book not only the history and technique of grieving and mourning dances, pregnancy and birth dances, but the spirit of these age-old rituals, and their possibilities for healing and empowering women today.

Return to Paris


Author: Colette Rossant
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743442817
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
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Paris, 1947: Colette Rossant returns to Paris after waiting out World War II in Cairo among her father's Egyptian-Jewish relatives. Initially, the City of Light seems gray and forbidding to the teenage Colette, especially after her thrill-seeking mother leaves her in the care of her bitter, malaisé grandmother. Yet Paris will prove the place where Colette awakens to her senses. Taken under the wing of Mademoiselle Georgette, the family chef, she develops a taste and talent for French cooking. The streets of Paris soon become Colette's own as she navigates the outdoor markets and café menus and emerges into her new, gastronomical self. Return to Paris is an extraordinary coming-of-age story that charts the course of Colette's culinary adventures -- replete with expertly crafted recipes and family photographs. An exploration of passion in all its flavor and texture, Colette's memoir will live in the hearts and palates of readers for years to come.

A New Book of Middle Eastern Food

The Essential Guide to Middle Eastern Cooking. As Heard on BBC Radio 4
Author: Claudia Roden
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1405937785
Category: Cooking
Page: 560
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'Meticulously collected, compellingly assembled, lovingly told ... informative, delectable and incredibly useful' Yotam Ottolenghi Claudia Roden's A Book of Middle Eastern Food is your ultimate cookbook and guide to the rich and exotic recipes of the Middle East . . . As heard on BBC Radio 4's new 5-part series. First published in 1968, Claudia Roden's bestselling classic Book of Middle Eastern Food revolutionized Western attitudes to the cuisines of The Middle East. Containing over 500 modern and accessible recipes that are brought to life with enchanting stories, memories and culinary wisdom, this book takes readers on a cook's tour of countries including Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey, Greece and Morocco. Inside there's a delicious array of dishes to try: Hot Stuffed Vine Leaves, Sweet and Sour Aubergine Salad, Courgette Meatballs, Persian Lamb, Moroccan Tagine with Fruit and Honey, Hummus, Tabbouleh, Turkish Delight and Coconut Orange Blossom and Lemon Cake. Now in this beautiful new edition, Roden's timeless work will continue to inform and inspire as the next generation of cooks discovers its riches. 'Roden's great gift is to conjure up not just a cuisine but the culture from which it springs' Nigella Lawson

Leaving Egypt


Author: Paula Sadok
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539008965
Category:
Page: 346
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This multi-generational novel traces the history of a Middle Eastern Jewish family from its roots in Aleppo, Syria through its establishment in Cairo, Egypt, and finally to its resettling in New York in the aftermath of Egypt's revolution in 1952. Sarah, her daughter Marcelle, and her daughter's daughter Lauren, each struggle with the legacy of their family and culture while trying to find their own identities as women. Leaving Egypt explores the complex negotiations immigrants face as they struggle to set down roots in an unfamiliar place, the way we are all irrevocably shaped by politics and events beyond our control, and the powerful and complex bonds between mothers and daughters.

Grandma Elmaleh's Moroccan Cookbook


Author: Lisa Elmaleh Craig
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781843913634
Category: Cooking
Page: 183
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NATIONAL & REGIONAL CUISINE. For over fifty years Sarah Elmaleh, the Moroccan-Jewish mother of a large immigrant family in the US, cooked sumptuous meals for family and friends. Her unique blend of Jewish and Oriental cookery, derived from early years in the port town of Essaouira, Morocco, formerly known as Mogador, produced hundreds of recipes, most of which she kept in her head, until her granddaughter, Lisa Elmaleh Craig, sat her down and made her divulge her culinary secrets. This charming book combines recipes, reminiscences and research with the author's own line drawings and colour plates, to provide a verbal feast for the food-oriented reader as well as recipes ranging from a simple breakfast to a family feast.

Recipes from My Spanish Grandmother

The Real Taste of Spain in 150 Traditional Dishes
Author: Pepita Aris
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780754827795
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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Experience authentic home-cooked Spanish cuisine with much-loved family dishes like Paella, Tortilla, Aroz con Pollo, Empanadillas, Patatas Bravas and Crèma Catalana. With easy-to-follow instructions and 700 step-by-step photographs, helpful hints and cooking tips, this informative book offers a special insight into the real food and cooking of Spain.

In Her Kitchen

Stories and Recipes from Grandmas Around the World
Author: Gabriele Galimberti
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 0804185565
Category: Cooking
Page: 248
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In a gorgeous keepsake volume based on the slideshow that captured the world’s attention, Gabriele Galimberti’s beautiful portraits of grandmothers from all over the world with their signature dishes stunningly illustrates the international language of food and family. On the eve of a photography trip around the world, Gabriele Galimberti sat down to dinner with his grandmother Marisa. As she had done so many times before, she prepared his favorite ravioli—a gesture of love and an expression of the traditions by which he had come to know her as a child. The care with which she prepared this meal, and the evident pride she took in her dish, led Gabriele to seek out grandmothers and their signature dishes in the sixty countries he visited. The kitchens he photographed illustrate both the diversity of world cuisine and the universal nature of a dish served up with generosity and love. At each woman’s table, Gabriele became a curious and hungry grandson, exploring new ingredients and gathering stories. These vibrant and intimate profiles and photographs pay homage to grandmothers and their cooking everywhere. From a Swedish housewife and her homemade lox and vegetables to a Zambian villager and her Roasted Spiced Chicken, this collection features a global palate: included are hand-stuffed empanadas from Argentina, twice-fried pork and vegetables from China, slow-roasted ratatouille from France, and a decadent toffee trifle from the United States. Taken together or bite by bite, In Her Kitchen taps into our collective affection for these cherished family members and the ways they return that affection. In Her Kitchen is an evocative, loving portrait of the power of food and family, no matter where in the world you sit down for dinner.

In My Mother's Kitchen


Author: Trish Magwood
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781443404846
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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For many of us, our mother's kitchen is a place where memoriesand meals are shared. Trish Magwood is no exception.Her mother fed four hungry kids delicious, simple foodevery day; they always sat at the table, and they always haddessert. It's also where they carved pumpkins, pulled out firstteeth, learned to tie shoes, and stuck together as a large andboisterous family over yummy food. In Trish's grandmother'skitchen, it was the same story, as it is in her own. Trish lovesfeeding her three children and husband new recipes, and triedand true favourites from her mother and grandmother. It's allabout preserving the family table, no matter how busy our liveshave become. Collected here are early century recipes for tomatobutter and crab apple jelly, sixties and seventies classics likecheese soufflé and Cottage Barbecue Pineapple Chicken, andnew favourites such as Miami-Style Beef Short Ribs and MockButter Chicken. Interspersed are loads of gorgeous photos offood, memorabilia and the family's kitchen garden. Inspired by a sisterhood of good family cooks, In MyMother's Kitchen is a collection of great home cooking remembered,preserved and renewed, but from a contemporary, busyworking-mom's perspective. Our moms may have had a bitmore time to spend in the kitchen, but Trish knows how to giveus that same great food faster, without compromising flavour.