Falafel and Zap Peter I

Egyptian Appetizer FALAFEL (Tamiya) INGREDIENTS 2 cups dried fava beans* (aka broad beans) 1 small onion 8 green onions 2 garlic cloves 1¼ teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon coriander 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon salt […]

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Bulgarian Yogurt Drink and How to Become a God


Bulgarian Dessert AYRAN (yogurt drink) INGREDIENTS 3½ cups Bulgarian or plain yogurt 2½ cups water ½ teaspoon salt PREPARATION Add yogurt to large bowl. Beat yogurt with whisk or electric blender set on medium until […]

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Chicken-rice casserole and why ancient Egypt fell.

Egyptian Entree BIRAM RUZZ INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons butter 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice (1 more cup later) 2 pounds boneless chicken thighs or breasts 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice ½ teaspoon cardamom ½ teaspoon nutmeg […]

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