100 books for a lifetime of cooking and drinking

100 books for a lifetime of cooking and drinking
19 Oct 2016
Chef Traci Des Jardins' most treasured cookbook is a battle-worn copy of "The Joy of Cooking." San Francisco-based Des Jardins started cooking and baking with her mother by the time she was 3, and her mother rebound her...

Ziet Zeitoun: Home-cooked cuisine that empowers Syrian women

16 Oct 2016
The Arab Spring in 2011 was a hurricane of political change across the region and its aftermath continues to be felt by millions, including in war-torn Syria. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians displaced from their homeland have migrated to...

How to satisfy your street-food craving... off the street

While walking along road 9 a quaint street in maadi, you will find kazouza a cozy modest restaurant with a comfortable outdoor area; the restaurant has gorgeous accessories and decorations of old Coca-Cola print adverts during the 90s and some caps were fixed along the walls.Everything is unique, the tables, the salt and peper shakers and the receipt box which is in the shape of old pepsi caps.
14 Oct 2016
The longing for authentic Egyptian street food can sometimes be overwhelming. Just passing by a sandwich cart can be mouthwatering experience — with the rich aromas wafting your way, evoking the mouthwatering juices of kebda and...

How Japan went crazy for KitKats

Rainbow of flavors: Japan's KitKat kaleidoscope.


20 Sep 2016
A freshly made white chocolate and raspberry mix is carefully poured into a piping bag by chef Yasumasa Takagi, one of Japan's foremost patissiers. After snipping the end of the bag, he squeezes the delicious pink paste into a tray of...

Rock the fattah: Eid meat treats from near and far

12 Sep 2016
So Eid al-Adha has arrived once more, along with the many animals prepared for slaughter and the resulting abundance of meat. Egyptians have come to know the feast as a time for families to gather round the dining table, plates piled with...

New survey uncovers consumers' biggest restaurant turn-offs

Even with a master chef in the kitchen, a dirty restroom or unattractive entryway can leave a bad taste in a diner's mouth, said John Engel. - AFP photo


10 Sep 2016
It doesn't matter how good the food is, if one element of the dinning experience isn't up to scratch, it could be enough for more than nine-in-10 US diners to never return. The study of 2,034 US adults ages 18 and older, conducted...

64% of global consumers now cut certain ingredients out of their diets

Gluten-free diets are followed by 21% of Indian consumers, a report found. — AFP Relaxnews
05 Sep 2016
Obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure are just some of the fears that could be leading 64% of global consumers to adopt diets that limit or exclude the consumption of certain foods or ingredients. The data comes from...

Olivo's Pizzeria and Bar — fine food if you can handle the heat

19 Aug 2016
Walking into Olivo’s Pizzeria and Bar at the New President Hotel in Zamalek, one is slightly disappointed by the lack of space — and yet impressed with how efficiently that space is utilized to fit as many people as possible....

Food and nutrition myths debunked by celebrity trainer David Kirsch

David Kirsch debunks some common food myths and explains the health benefits of a variety of delicious foods such as eggs. - Photo by David Kirsch/AFPRelax

16 Aug 2016
Celebrity trainer David Kirsch is well-known for his work with A-list models and actresses such as Heidi Klum, Kate Upton, Liv Tyler, and Anne Hathaway.   In his latest book, "Ultimate Family Wellness," David shares his own...

World's 23 best cities for street food

Street food in Cairo
09 Aug 2016
Sidewalk vendors, push carts, holes in a wall — even in cities with rich reputations for fine dining, some of the best meals are on the streets. Places like Hong Kong have blurred the line between haute cuisine and quick comfort...