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#11 Sat 17 Feb 07 5:10am

bcrain

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Re: Egyptian Street Food

I noticed that about Lonely Planet, usually the shows on tv have good segments on where to eat... I am sure you will get some good eats though! smile

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#12 Mon 19 Feb 07 7:25am

The White Rabbit

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Re: Egyptian Street Food

The lonely planet guides are rather good at destroying nice foodie places - once they publish it they get crowded then get awful

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#13 Thu 01 Mar 07 1:26am

GeoffP

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Re: Egyptian Street Food

OK - just 4 days to go, then we set of on our Egyptian adventure.

Suitcases packed, hotel booked, its all systems go smile

But I still want more info on food! I'm not particularly interested in the "International food" that I know we will be served on board or in the hotels - both are 5 star, so I'm confident we shall be well fed -but you can get that sort of 5 * hotel stuff anywhere in the world.

I want to learn about the real food of Egypt, and maybe pick up a few recipes as well.

I've just learnt that the cruise boat we shall be on is the one on which fhey filmed "Death on the Nile"! Hopefully it is not prophetic - and I will be able to keep up the pace with my delightful young travelling companion (she is 15 years younger than me, and the trip is my "reward" for me treating her to many exotic holidays over the last 20 years smile) - but I am beginning to slowdown a bit  so wish me luck! (I am very fortunate - my wife doesn't mind us going off together - we've been doing it for years smile)

And if anyone has any advice about real Egyptian food - post it now - I am not sure what kind of internet access I will find when we get there.

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#14 Thu 01 Mar 07 1:36am

kittenclaws

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Re: Egyptian Street Food

Don't forget to pack the Viagra and drink gallons of water. Gotta keep everything working  smile

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#15 Thu 01 Mar 07 7:55am

Kiwi Kris

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Re: Egyptian Street Food

Howdy Geoff,

I've found an excellent Cooking website & they have got a section, on Egyptian Cuisine & some delicious recipes too! thumbsup

.....just tried to send you a message via Nora's, but unable to unfortunately - so, here's an interesting informative paragraph, below.......

""Egyptian cuisine is known for flavor and its use of fresh ingredients. The staple in every Arab's diet is a bread called Aish (means life), which is a darker form of the Pita bread in the Greek culture. Fava beans are also important in the diet. At an Arab meal, one would expect to have a soup, meat, vegetable stew, bread, salad, and rice or pasta. Their desserts aren't rich like those of many other Arab countries, similar cuisine as it is and most dishes have the same name all over the middle east, mostly fruit is served after a meal. Egypt's cuisine includes bean stew and falafel with veal, lamb and pigeon which is also popular.""

I'm thinking that's it best, that I don't type the website here, due to advertising, sorry, Geoff - so, your'e welcome to drop me a line, via Nora's Kitchen, if your've got time or are interested?

Otherwise I might be lucky, to catch ya here ONLINE (& type & edit quickly! wink ).....tonite OR tomorrow here, at Jamies or at Nora's, before ya go on your FAB & EXCITING TRIP, Geoff!! 

Cheers,

Kiwi Kris smile

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#16 Thu 01 Mar 07 8:05am

kayleigh

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Re: Egyptian Street Food

Hi Kris!

Eygyptian cuisine sounds lovely!

Hope you are well!

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#17 Thu 01 Mar 07 8:12am

Kiwi Kris

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Re: Egyptian Street Food

wave Hi there, Kay - lovely to catch ya here, at Geoff's thread!!

Yes, Egyptian cuisine, does sound delicious exclaim

Think I've tried quail once, yrs back - hmmm....pigeon is a bit different, though!!!

We are all well thanks, hope you & your family are too?!

Catch ya later!

Kris  smile

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#18 Thu 01 Mar 07 8:21am

kayleigh

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Re: Egyptian Street Food

Yes we are all healthy and well thanks!!

Dylan is walking everywhere now!

Pigeon does sound different. Never tried it but would be willing to!

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#19 Thu 01 Mar 07 10:06am

GeoffP

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Re: Egyptian Street Food

Thanks Kris - I found the website with the clues you gave - lots of good stuff on there.

From everything I have read, Egyptian food is in the general tradition of Mediterranean Arab cuisine, with a few local variations. I'm looking forward  to trying the variations smile

I'm looking particularly for "street food", as this is often the most traditional and most genuine - its what the people eat. Even better is to eat with families - but this will be difficult when we have little time. Most tourists seem to be afraid to buy food off stalls at the roadside, thinking it unhygienic, but we've never had any problems.

Kayleigh - do try pigeon if you get the chance - it used to be popular in England - that's what dovecotes were for, to provide pigeon for tge Lord's table. It is still popular in France as a gourmet food. Pigeon breast in particular is delicious.

And thanks also, kittenclaws for the reminder to pack plenty of supplies. I wouldn't want to be caught short, though I am sure I shall be able to rise to any occasion smile

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#20 Thu 01 Mar 07 10:39am

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