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Baking Apple Pies for the Neighbors


When I was a child, my family used to have a tradition of baking apple pies together every fall. We would gather the ripest apples from our backyard and spend hours peeling, slicing, and mixing the ingredients... Read more

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Egyptian koshari Submitted by: didisabr

I could not remember the name of this dish until I learned it through a song. And I fell in love with it on those days when we crossed the Sahara desert in jeeps. And how could you not love it?

Anyway, except for mutton on the coals, koshari, and Bedouin tea, we had nothing on the menu. Koshari does not look very aesthetically pleasing at first glance, but there is a deep essence to it. Let me explain how I understand it: It doesn't matter what faith you are, it doesn't matter what your taste preferences are, it doesn't matter what gender you are. You are in the desert and you must survive. And koshari is the dish that unites everyone. In addition, it is so common in the East that you probably will not find a single street cafe in Egypt where you would not be treated to fragrant koshari.


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