Egyptian Food

Egyptian in the culinary world refers to the Egyptian cuisine. Egyptian cuisine is based on the traditional cooking methods of Egyptian culture. People in Egypt are fond of eating legumes and vegetables as high-quality crops are grown in abundance in Egypt’s Nile valley.
Egyptian Food History
The history of Egyptian cuisine is evident from Ancient Egypt when peasants were paid for their work in the form of bread, beer and onions. All these evidences are found after the excavation of Egyptian mummified bodies. In modern Egyptian cuisine, bread and onions are still prevailing as a part of food but beer disappeared due to Muslim culture in Egypt. Beans were also eaten in ancient Egypt as a part of protein meal and they are also present in modern Egyptian food. From centuries, food in Egypt is mainly vegan or vegetarian as meat has always been very expensive.
Typical Egyptian Food
Bread is one of the most common foods in Egypt and it was also prevalent in ancient times. In almost all meals of Egyptian cuisine, bread is included as a side dish. The local bread is usually hard and thick called as ‘Eish Masri or Eish Baladi. Bread is eaten with the popular Egyptian dip ‘hummus’ or it can also be used to wrap kebabs called ‘falafel’. Pita bread is the most commonly used bread in Egypt. It is gluten free and full of protein. Apart from bread, the Egyptian food also includes entrees, desserts and different kind of beverages. ‘Kushari’ is the national dish of Egypt made up of rice, lentils and macaroni. One dish that is considered as a treat in Egypt is pigeon stuffed with rice. In almost all Egyptian dishes, garlic and onions are widely used to give flavor since ancient times. Seafood is also well-liked in Egypt.
Popular Egyptian Dishes
Baba Ghannoug is one of the popular condiment made with chickpeas and eggplant. Kabab and kofta are also widely eaten in Egyptian cuisine. They are made up of minced meat. Shawerma, tehina, falafel, calamari and samak makley are some of the Egyptian dishes that are popular worldwide.

Egyptian Food Blogs

What Did Pyramid Age Egyptian Eat?

What Did Pyramid Age Egyptian Eat? On : 15-Dec-2007 By : Joe Bush

I am a history buff. I was curious to know what Ancient Egyption of Pyramid Age eate? It appears that most of the modern "adult" site are more interested in talking about what Britney Spears ate, but luckily I found my answers at a kid site....

Today's Trivia Question - Egyptian Diet

Today's Trivia Question - Egyptian Diet On : 23-Sep-2007 By : The Tortilla Guy

Question :   On what vegetable did an ancient Egyptian place his right hand when taking an oath? Image Courtesy: (Food Question)

Egyptians Hijack Pizza Making From Italians

Egyptians Hijack Pizza Making From Italians On : 22-May-2013 By : thot4food

  Pizza has become a global food despite its Italian origins. Sadly, the young Italians are no longer interested in the highly skilled job of pizza making and have turned their backs on it. Consequently, the pizzerias in the old country are...

Egyptian Cuisine At Surajkund Fair

Egyptian Cuisine At Surajkund Fair On : 09-Feb-2009 By : vikas kumar

This year, the Surajkund mela (fair), being held just 8 kms from the Indian capital, New Delhi, is being organized in partnership with Egypt, a country famous for its rich tradition of food, culture and arts and craft. This...

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