06 Apr 2010
Welcome to fast food rehab. This is my own version of the 12-step recovery program to get you out of the habit and into a healthier diet. You can call it Junk Food Anonymous if you want. Don't worry, you’re among friends who have...
04 Apr 2010
It is 12:00 PM and people are pouring into Shaheen el-Fasakhany’s little shop on 183 Tahrir St., Bab el-Louq. Vendors are running around trying to accommodate screaming feseekh customers doing their last minute shopping before Easter...
28 Mar 2010
The weather in Cairo has been erratic lately, but on Wednesday the 24th, it was unusually cold in the Grill restaurant at the Semiramis InterContinental on the Nile. To welcome the new general manager, Michael Koth, the kitchen introduced...
25 Mar 2010
Any Cairo Jazz Club old timer has seen the bar go through two major renovations, a number of entertainment experiments and a slew of fabulous live bands--building a reputation as the place to find new bands, to jam with Cairo's best...
23 Mar 2010
Every one of us had one of these days: You're hungry, too tired to cook, you want something that doesn't come in a delivery bag, but isn't a fancy restaurant.
Here are four restaurants that are affordable, conveniently located and have...
22 Mar 2010
Four Seasons hotels stand at the pinnacle of Cairo’s luxury service experience. But every once in a while, gaps in the facade are thoroughly exposed.
For example, I recently came across two versions of the Four Seasons' official...
11 Mar 2010
I tried this out last night and although it was a little runny due to my inability to whip cream by hand, it was very yummy! I suggest laying your tiramisu in a glass casserole dish so people can marvel at the layers.
10 Mar 2010
Diwan bookstore in Zamalek held its first ever cooking session on Saturday with chef Bobby Chinn, who entertained the audience with his wit, jokes and perfect Arabic. The event was a cooking lesson, history lesson and book signing all in...
07 Mar 2010
Stuck with ground beef and sweet potatoes? (It happens!) I went out on a limb with the pie crust... but it worked--just make sure you grease the ramekins (little oven ceramic bowl) so you can eat the pie crust easily! Also... brush a...
04 Mar 2010
There are many ways to make this dish--each with it's own steps and levels of difficulty. This is one of the easier versions. Enjoy!
1/2 bag Misura Integrale Rigatoni (yes, fiber-enriched pasta is better... eat it!)