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Tasting Traditional Cuisine


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Egyptian coffee

Take-Away Moment

I absolutely LOVED my first taste of Turkish (or Egyptian) coffee! It’s sort of spicy, with a peppery taste.

It’s prepared by mixing sugar and very finely ground coffee with hot water. Instead of filtering the resulting beverage, it’s simply allowed to settle for a minute or two before serving. This allows the drinker to enjoy almost the full cup before he or she encounters the coffee grounds.

Traditional Egyptian Middle Eastern Cuisine Dishes includes “Mixed Dolma” – a Middle Eastern and Greek cuisine, with various stuffed vegetable dishes. Most notably, the young leaves of the grapevine stuffed with a lemon-flavoured mixture of rice, onion, and, frequently, ground lamb.

Moussaka is an eggplant- or potato-based dish, often including ground meat, which is common in the Balkans and the Middle East, with many local and regional variations. 

Copper pots of white bean and white rice with falafels
Mixed Dolma
Dolma in a traditional hand-carved bowl
Salad
Moussaka
Assortment of salads
Pyramid-shaped desserts in honour of the Sphinx at GIZA
An assortment of olive oils
Tahini is a Middle Eastern condiment made from toasted ground hulled sesame. It is served by itself (as a dip) or as a major ingredient in hummus, baba ghanoush, and halva
A traditional Egyptian table set for two
Viking River Cruises – a video I made for fun!

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