I Went to Kebdet El Brince for the First Time and It Was Everything I Wanted and More

I Went to Kebdet El Brince for the First Time and It Was Everything I Wanted and More

  I love kebda (liver) as much as the next person — probably even more — but never in my life have I ever thought of braving up and heading to Imbaba to try their ever-so popular Kebdet El Brince.   There wasn’t any particular reason why I’ve never been there before; it was merely […]

VIDEO: Americans Try Egyptian Food for the First Time

VIDEO: Americans Try Egyptian Food for the First Time

  They finally did it. Buzzfeed have been trying different types of cuisines over the last few years, but never Egyptian. After a long wait, the hungry guys over at Buzzfeed have done it.   From starting with koshary, our national dish, and obsessing over the fact that how can something so random as rice […]

Egyptian Jews Remember Egypt Through Molokheya

Egyptian Jews Remember Egypt Through Molokheya

  We’ve all heard in the news how there are only five Egyptian Jews left in Egypt (all elderly women), but there used to be so many more. Many left after 1948. Nearly 70 years later, some of those Egyptian Jews – and their children – not only remember Egypt, but still consider themselves Egyptian. And they […]

A Tale of My Mother’s Molokheyya

Contrary to what many might think, my mother Fifi didn’t really teach me to cook. Sure she went through basics with me and taught me a cornucopia of recipes, but most of these were relayed in passing or on the phone. I was too stubborn to let anyone teach me things and she was too […]