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.

1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die

A Food Lover's Life List
Author: Mimi Sheraton
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 076118306X
Category: Cooking
Page: 1008
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The ultimate gift for the food lover. In the same way that 1,000 Places to See Before You Die reinvented the travel book, 1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die is a joyous, informative, dazzling, mouthwatering life list of the world’s best food. The long-awaited new book in the phenomenal 1,000 . . . Before You Die series, it’s the marriage of an irresistible subject with the perfect writer, Mimi Sheraton—award-winning cookbook author, grande dame of food journalism, and former restaurant critic for The New York Times. 1,000 Foods fully delivers on the promise of its title, selecting from the best cuisines around the world (French, Italian, Chinese, of course, but also Senegalese, Lebanese, Mongolian, Peruvian, and many more)—the tastes, ingredients, dishes, and restaurants that every reader should experience and dream about, whether it’s dinner at Chicago’s Alinea or the perfect empanada. In more than 1,000 pages and over 550 full-color photographs, it celebrates haute and snack, comforting and exotic, hyper-local and the universally enjoyed: a Tuscan plate of Fritto Misto. Saffron Buns for breakfast in downtown Stockholm. Bird’s Nest Soup. A frozen Milky Way. Black truffles from Le Périgord. Mimi Sheraton is highly opinionated, and has a gift for supporting her recommendations with smart, sensuous descriptions—you can almost taste what she’s tasted. You’ll want to eat your way through the book (after searching first for what you have already tried, and comparing notes). Then, following the romance, the practical: where to taste the dish or find the ingredient, and where to go for the best recipes, websites included.

Ethnic American Food Today

A Cultural Encyclopedia
Author: Lucy M. Long
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442227311
Category: Cooking
Page: 760
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Ethnic American Food Today is the first encyclopedia to illuminate the variety and complexity of ethnic food cultures in this country and to address their place within the larger American culture.

Cairo

The Practical Guide
Author: Claire E. Francy
Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9789774162039
Category: Travel
Page: 225
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The guide described by The New York Times as “indispensable,†revised and updated for 2008, fills a vital niche for expatriates and Cairenes alike who need a helping hand to organize-and enjoy—the challenges of a sojourn in Cairo. The basics of daily life—finding a flat, transporting personal goods, investigating school options for children, navigating Egypt’s famous bureaucracy, and the intricacies of feeding and clothing oneself and one’s family from the local market—are all detailed here. Advice gathered from a wide range of Cairo insiders, both native and foreign, gives the reader a cornucopia of current facts on prices, neighborhoods, product availability, work and business opportunities, and the dizzying range of cultural and leisure pursuits that Cairo is famous for. The format of this edition addresses the needs of independently minded tourists, as well as residents, by the inclusion of: an A-to-Z directory of goods, services, and interests subdivided by neighborhood; a language section on the basics of Cairene Arabic; and details on shopping and sightseeing from a resident’s perspective. Cairo: The Practical Guide, now in its sixteenth edition, is the key to deciphering the complexities of living, working, and enjoying life in one of the world’s most exciting and dauntingly complex mega-cities.

Egypt

Third Edition
Author: Josie Elias,Robert Pateman,Salwa El-Hamamsy
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 0761479929
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 144
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From this book, learn everything about Egypt, including its history, culture, economy, art, people and government. All books of the critically-acclaimed Cultures of the World® series ensure an immersive experience by offering vibrant photographs with descriptive nonfiction narratives, and interactive activities such as creating an authentic traditional dish from an easy-to-follow recipe. Copious maps and detailed timelines present the past and present of the country, while exploration of the art and architecture help your readers to understand why diversity is the spice of Life.

Kitchen


Author: Banana Yoshimoto
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 3257604254
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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Als Mikage ihre Großmutter verliert, ist sie vollkommen allein in der großen Wohnung. Nur in der Küche, wo sie das Brummen des Kühlschranks in den Schlaf wiegt, kommt sie zur Ruhe. Aus ihrer Einsamkeit holt sie Yuichi. Er schlägt ihr vor, zu ihm und seiner Mutter zu ziehen. Es entwickelt sich eine merkwürdige Wohngemeinschaft. Denn Eriko, die wunderschöne »Mutter« Yuichis, hat eine schillernde Vergangenheit.

Uarda

Erster Band
Author: Georg Ebers
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9925000394
Category: Fiction
Page: 284
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In the winter of 1873 I spent some weeks in one of the tombs of the Necropolis of Thebes in order to study the monuments of that solemn city of the dead; and during my long rides in the silent desert the germ was developed whence this book has since grown. The leisure of mind and body required to write it was given me through a long but not disabling illness. In the first instance I intended to elucidate this story-like my "Egyptian Princess"-with numerous and extensive notes placed at the end; but I was led to give up this plan from finding that it would lead me to the repetition of much that I had written in the notes to that earlier work. The numerous notes to the former novel had a threefold purpose. In the first place they served to explain the text; in the second they were a guarantee of the care with which I had striven to depict the archaeological details in all their individuality from the records of the monuments and of Classic Authors; and thirdly I hoped to supply the reader who desired further knowledge of the period with some guide to his studies.

Geständnisse eines Küchenchefs

Was Sie über Restaurants nie wissen wollten
Author: Anthony Bourdain
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 3641106206
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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Montags keine Meeresfrüchte! Das ist noch eine der harmloseren Gefahren, auf die Anthony Bourdain in seinen gnadenlosen, abgründig witzigen Memoiren hinweist. Von der Strandkneipe bis zum Nobelrestaurant hat er alles durchlebt, was diese wahrhaft heiße Szene zu bieten hat. Ein unvergesslicher Blick hinter die Küchentür und eine abenteuerliche Reise in die dunklen Gefilde der kulinarischen Welt.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit


Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Category: History
Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Damals in Alexandria

Erinnerung an eine verschwundene Welt
Author: André Aciman,Matthias Fienbork
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783442761098
Category:
Page: 380
View: 7885

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Wenn die Nacht am hellsten ist

Roman
Author: Nadia Hashimi
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3732539601
Category: Fiction
Page: 463
View: 6867

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Fereiba führt in Kabul ein glückliches Leben - bis die Taliban ihr die Arbeit als Lehrerin verbieten und ihren Mann hinrichten. Fereiba sieht sich gezwungen, mit ihren drei Kindern zu fliehen. Mithilfe von Schleppern und gefälschten Pässen will sie sich zu ihrer Schwester in London durchschlagen. Doch in Athen wird ihr ältester Sohn Saleem von der Familie getrennt. Schweren Herzens setzt Fereiba die Reise ohne ihn fort. Werden Mutter und Sohn sich jemals wiedersehen? "Ein wunderschöner Roman mit tiefgründigen Charakteren vor dem dramatischen Hintergrund einer Welt, die verrückt geworden ist. Eine Geschichte unserer Zeit." Bookreporter "Eine Geschichte, die von Herzen kommt. Sie erzählt von Mut inmitten einer Welt, der es an Mitgefühl mangelt." Toronto Star "Nadia Hashimi hat sich auf ihre afghanischen Wurzeln besonnen und vor allem eine einfühlsame und wunderschöne Familiengeschichte geschrieben. Ein schillerndes Porträt Afghanistans in all seiner Pracht." Khaled Hosseini über "Hinter dem Regenbogen"

Egyptian Exotica

A Memoir of Dancing Naked
Author: Rania Zada
Publisher: Ig Publishing
ISBN: 9780977197200
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 226
View: 941

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Peeling away the glamorous mask that hides the seedy side of the stripper's life, Egyptian-born Rania Zada recounts the tale of her years as a professional dancer in San Francisco and New Orleans.

Grandmothers Are Like Snowflakes...No Two Are Alike

Words of Wisdom, Gentle Advice, & Hilarious Observations
Author: Janet Lanese
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 0307569586
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 128
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When a child is born, a miracle happens -someone becomes a grandmother! For first-time grandmas, beloved veterans, or grandmas-in-waiting, this warm, wonderful book captures all the joy and humor of one of a woman's most life-altering experiences. Heartwarming observations from such famous names as Margaret Mead, Jane Russell, and Margaret Thatcher; poems to copy and stick on the refrigerator; words of advice to "accidentally" leave on a daughter-in-law's kitchen table, suggestions to smooth the rough times or increase the joy, it's all here to read and treasure. Don't miss... Special things only a grandmother can do Family history a grandmother can pass on A precious gift every child needs from a grandmother Secret satisfactions a grandmother feels How a grandmother can act even wiser than she is And more! From the Hardcover edition.

Mezze to Milk Tart

From the Middle East to Africa in My Vegetarian Kitchen
Author: Cecile Yazbek
Publisher: Wakefield Press
ISBN: 1862549214
Category: Cooking, African
Page: 256
View: 3599

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Cecile Yazbek's culinary journey began in the 'old' South Africa, where feasts and large gatherings were a common feature of life for the Lebanese community. Her first taste of sour and salty mfinu, pressed into her mouth by the loving fingers of her Xhosa nursemaid Rosie, inspired a lifetime of creative exploration in the kitchen.

Memories of a Lost Egypt

A Memoir with Recipes
Author: Colette Rossant
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 158
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A James Beard Award-winning journalist presents a combination memoir and cookbook in which she describes growing up in French colonial Egypt and presents a richly exotic collection of recipes that blend a variety of cultural influences. 10,000 first printing.