3 posts tagged cooking

Excellent Egyptian fare: Ful Medames

All the different places I've lived in and visited have given me a taste for different kinds of foods. Ful medames (or just ful, pronounced 'fool') is a favorite dish in Egypt. It's sometimes eaten for breakfast, but you can enjoy it whenever you like. If you use dried beans, which makes for the best taste, you'll need to start the night before you plan to eat it. Otherwise, you can use canned beans. For about 6 servings, you'll need: 2 cups dried *fava beans (broad beans) 1 cup ...

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Glorious Greek dish: Moussaka

Moussaka is a traditional Greek food dish that I tried (and my stomach LOVED) in Greece. It's a meat and eggplant dish that is sort of like a lasagna, only without the pasta. I've made this meal at home, and it came out great. To make enough for about 6 people, you'll need: 1/4 pound golden or red potatoes 1     medium size eggplant 1     pound lean ground beef or lamb 1     large onion, minced 1     tablespoon minced garlic 1     8-ounce can tomato sauce 1    ...

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It’s Greek to Me: good eating

Anyone who knows me knows that good food is one of my favorite things. So when I visited Greece, trying the local food wasn’t an option -- it was a must. And I was NOT disappointed! Not a fan of greens? Then the classic Greek salad is for you -- it has no lettuce, instead it’s made of a delicious combination of fresh tomatoes, olives, onions, feta cheese, cucumbers, peppers, and sometimes croutons or salty capers, all tossed in an olive oil dressing. Kebabs are another popular dish in ...

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