After 7 weeks ‘on the road’, we will close this edition of the Culinary Tour Around the World next week when we spotlight Nigeria. But this week we honor Egypt.
Along with expressing good wishes to the people of Egypt as they move forward in their domestic restructuring, our bloggers prepared some of the country’s most popular dishes. It’s a strong representation and, interestingly, there are no duplicates. Bravo bloggers!
Kris of Tutto a Occhio in Trieste, Italy brought the appetizers for our celebration of Egyptian food. Here’s cream of eggplant, cream of chickpeas and unleavened bread.
Sally of My Custard Pie in Dubai published a powerful post about Egypt along with photos from her trip to Cairo. She also prepared a traditional kosheri.
Norma of Platanos Mangoes + Me! in NY dreams of cruising down the Nile, a la Cleopatra. She stopped long enough to make Shish Tawouk and an interesting rice/vermicelli side dish.
Nicole of Arrows Sent Forth in Columbus, Indiana has not been part of the tour but she made an interesting Egyptian Sweet Potato + Meat Pie and asked to be included. Why not?
Torwen of Torwen’s Blog in the UK has been to Cairo twice and she made a cauliflower soup scented with fennel and cumin for this stop.
Val of More Than Burnt Toast in Vancouver introduced us to the spice mix Dukkah with this chicken and warm carrot salad dish with shallot cream.
Robin Sue of Big Red Kitchen in VA joined on this leg of tour and brought along her friend, Maggie, who shares some of her experience living there on an overseas assignment. This boiled fried egg (Baid Mutajjan) is often sold on the streets.
Angela of Ackyart in Rome, IT made this Müdemmis Ful with fava beans, bulgur and fresh salad ingredients.
Michelle of On and Off My Plate in Denver made these great looking kofta kebobs and posted some beautiful photos of life in Egypt.
And if you missed FOODalogue’s lamb-chicken-chuck steak tagine, here it is:
See you in Nigeria next week.