One of the most enjoyable ways to learn about other cultures is through their food. This book takes us to Egypt, where the daily fare includes koshari, taamiya or falafel, and skewered dishes like kebabs, kofta, and shawarma. The national dishes ful (a creamy bean dish) and moloukheyah (a green soup) are described, as well as the special Kahk cookies made to commemorate Ramadan. Simple and delicious recipes are provided for hummus, lentil soup, ful medames, stuffed dates, and basboosa.
"These titles offer easy, delicioius recipes (some with as few as two ingredients) and insights into the cultures that produced them. Each volume is well researched, and culture and food go hand-in-hand. Each title ends with a metric conversion chart and extensive chapter notes. Clear, large full-color photographs spice up the texts. The language is inviting and not overly challenging, and each book could be used for reports on culture as well for cooking. These tasty books, especially the more obscure Ethiopian title, will be appreciated in most libraries."
--School Library Journal, May 2008
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