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Damascus of the North

Damascus of the North

With a population of just over 300,000 people, Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, has been described by different writers as…
A Siwan sojourn

A Siwan sojourn

Many years ago, my wife and I strapped on our backpacks and set off for a trip around the world.…
The Cookie Diet

The Cookie Diet

Hollywood's fad dieters have turned to eating cookies to lose weight. The Cookie Diet, which was created in 1975 by…
Immune boosting lunch box ideas

Immune boosting lunch box ideas

A change of season and the fear of H1N1 mean every little cough or sneeze from your children sends a…
Feng Shui

Feng Shui

Some call feng shui a philosophy and others call it new age junk, but if you take it seriously, it…
Dancing cocktails

Dancing cocktails

Watermelon, pineapple, mangos and peaches, Sessie Shoghi  is turning the bar into a fruit shop Walk into the Jazz Club,…
Sweets of ancient Egypt

Sweets of ancient Egypt

In Upper Egypt, sweets are generally made of flour, yeast, ghee, honey and fruits (and, recently, sugar). The dough can…
Koshary confidential

Koshary confidential

That nifty fusion of rice, pasta (including vermicelli noodles, spaghetti, and macaroni), brown lentils and chickpeas with a tomato-based salsa…
Akla Beyti in Ramadan

Akla Beyti in Ramadan

Mona Amer appears in a new Ramadan cooking show, inspiring the homebound chefs of the city just in time for…
Mona Amer’s Charkasseya

Mona Amer’s Charkasseya

A recipe from one of Egypt's most familiar faces in the kitchen
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