Egypt Guidebooks
English edition  
December  2013
144 pp.
70 color photos 
Hardbound
19X24 cm
$29.95
LE400
ISBN 9789774166211
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Authentic Egyptian Cooking

From the Table of Abou El Sid Nehal Leheta

Classic Egyptian favorites from one of Cairo’s leading restaurants

Traditionally, Egyptian cooking has been best practiced and enjoyed at home, where generations of unrecorded family recipes have been the sustaining repertoire for daily meals as well as sumptuous holiday feasts. Abou El Sid, one of Cairo’s most famous restaurants, has become well known for its authentic Egyptian dishes, and now presents more than fifty of its most classic recipes in a cookbook for the enjoyment of home cooks all over the world. Egyptians will recognize their favorites, from holiday dishes such as Fettah to the arrays of appetizers like aubergine with garlic, special lentils, and tahina; those new to Middle Eastern food will find the recipes simple and simply delicious, and enjoy the Egyptian table even if they don’t have the heritage of the pharaohs in their family backgrounds. - 57 authentic Egyptian recipes from starters to main courses to desserts. - Each recipe illustrated with gorgeous, full color photographs. - Beautifully designed and visually sumptuous boutique book.
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Nehal Leheta is an interior designer in Cairo with a strong interest in cuisine. She has designed a number of restaurant interiors in Egypt, and is a co-founder of Design Point, an interior and architecture design and consulting firm.

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“It’s a rich resource of recipes from a renowned kitchen… the recipes appear clear, quite short and to the point.”—Sally Prosser, My Custard Pie Blog

"So if you fancy recreating the food you enjoyed on holiday, here are some familiar, and very tasty, dishes adapted to cook on the hob at home.”—Lucy Knox, Tribune, June 2014

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