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Bite Me Cairo: Something Fishy

Over time I came to realise that some people were simply so used to eating low-grade fish that when faced with the real thing they mistook it for being off. Such myths and misconceptions are boundless in the restaurant business.

David Blanks

Bite Me Cairo: Seoul Food

There are some great restaurants here but over time I discovered that what Maadi does better than anywhere else in Cairo is Asian food thanks to the large Asian community located here.

David Blanks

OPEC’s development fund gives $30m to Egypt for food security and poverty alleviation

Members of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries have confirmed a $30million loan for Egypt aimed at food security and poverty alleviation. The international development funding arm of OPEC, the Fund for International Development (OFID), approved 12 loans and grants to 29 developing countries, worth $201 million, for the purpose of improving socio-economic conditions. OFID’s …

Islam Serour

Food Industries Holding Invests EGP 100m on expansions

By Mahmoud Salah El-Din Tarek Shaalan, Head of the food products companies sector at the Holding Company for Food Industries, said EGP 100 million have been allocated for investment in the year 2012-2013 to develop branches of the companies and open new ones. The development plan includes developing 45 branches of Nile, Ahram and Alexandria …

Daily News Egypt

Bites Fil Beit: Mahshi – stuffed vegetables

We love food. We love the real, down to earth, tried-and-tested, handed-down-through-the-generations, local Egyptian food. Here is your chance to learn how to make these local delicacies in your own home. And just so you know what to ask for, we have added how to say the ingredients in Arabic. No more excuses, off to the souq!

Iman Adel Abdel-Fattah

Bite Me Cairo: Home Savoury Home

The place is always packed with Koreans and under such circumstances I always try to eat what the locals are eating. I simply asked the kitchen manager for dinner for six, which worked out beautifully as it always does.

David Blanks

Bite Me Cairo: One more for the road

Still, the school district is making an effort, and even if the kids go on a hunger strike, it is preferable to the fast food made available to high school and college students in so many schools, including in Egypt.

David Blanks

Bites Fil Beit Ramadan: Stuffed pigeons with green wheat

Ramadan offers a whole new challenge to cooking Egyptian food. The breaking of the fast, Iftar, is the main menu of the day and consists of an array of dishes. Traditionally the meal starts with juice, to prepare the stomach for the feast that is to come, and a savoury soup. Appetisers are up next, followed by a main course and a sweet dessert completes the meal.
Iftars are meant to be shared and inviting your close friends and family for a home-cooked dinner-cum-breakfast can be daunting. But not to worry; during the month we will be giving you suggestions for full menus with a complete recipe for one of the dishes.
Happy Ramadan!

Iman Adel Abdel-Fattah

Fresh strategy for developing food and agricultural industries

By NihalMounir Mahmoud Eissa, Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade, said that a comprehensive strategy to develop food and agricultural industries is currently being finalised. The strategy is in a similar vein to a group of Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade strategies to develop the Egyptian engineering and textiles sectors, which included mechanisms for …

Daily News Egypt

Bite Me Cairo: Wok This Way

For many years I renounced Chinese food here in the Big Mango because the choices are limited. I drifted towards Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese when I could get it.

David Blanks

Bites Fil Beit: Molokheya with rabbit or chicken

We love food. We love the real, down to earth, tried-and-tested, handed-down-through-the-generations, local Egyptian food. Here is your chance to learn how to make these local delicacies in your own home. And just so you know what to ask for, we have added how to say the ingredients in Arabic. No more excuses, off to the souq!

Iman Adel Abdel-Fattah

Buttered Up: A blueberry cake and flashes of color

By Sarah Khanna I grew up wearing shades of watermelon, tangerine and aqua; colors I was taught by my mother. In our home, there was never use of the unadorned word blue, only baby blue, navy blue, royal blue and petrol. This is how she saw the world and what drove us, my sister and …

DNE

Bob’s Your Uncle

By David Blanks Foodism is here. I mean, when you can dial a hotline and have delivered to your home an Australian wagyu beef fillet, an entire salmon, a kilo of sushi grade tuna, or a dozen Clevedon Coast oysters on the half shell, you know that Cairo is changing. New, hip restaurants and clubs are …

DNE

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