11. ATW : 1 year around the world in 10 photo invasions
Aug25

11. ATW : 1 year around the world in 10 photo invasions

Version française When @les petites cases helps Eats to West summarizing one year of travel, emotions and discoveries… #photoInvasion !   Turkey : “WOW nice place, I should settle down there for the rest of my life… Wait, no, there might be a trick somewhere !” First month can be difficult and full of doubts !   Georgia : “Nothing better than mountains and rivers to start thinking of the world,...

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Why did I walk in Cairo… Egypt
Nov08

Why did I walk in Cairo… Egypt

Version française Fear, social pressure and Rock’n roll ! Or why did I walk in Cairo from one side to the other breathing the fumes from the hundred thousand cars, being on the side of the highway for more than 2 hours and along the so-called “worst area” on earth like slums or the cemetery, with 35 °C  in the shad, alone and without a veil? Before starting my explanation, I’d like to add that I wasn’t...

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The culinary specialities of Egypt
Nov07

The culinary specialities of Egypt

Version française What does egyptian food looks like? What should you taste? Egyptian cuisine looks mainly like any other middle east cuisine with a few typical recipes like foule or Kochary for the street food specialities. Home cooking and specialities have some influence from Europe after the invasions of England and France back in the days and influence from “Turkey” from the days of the great ottoman empire. Egyptian...

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Top things to do in Egypt
Nov06

Top things to do in Egypt

A few of the thousand top things to do and see in Egypt – Quelques unes des top activités à faire et voir en Egypte Same problem than in Iran… Two weeks were definitely not enough to discover and understand what Egypt is made with and how it works. But still, thanks to my friend Moheb, I’ve been able to go out of the touristic roads (not all of them, we passed by El gouna and Hurgada for 2 days of scuba diving anyway...

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Sohag – The traditionnal baking adventure – Egypt
Nov03

Sohag – The traditionnal baking adventure – Egypt

Version française The sunny bread adventure with Samah’s family in an upper egypt village Samah lives in Shandaill, a small village in the district of Sohag. After a week in Cairo, shandawill is a place where houses are not higher than 3 floors and where you can find green land. The village is stituated in the Nil valley and is therefore more oriented agriculture than service or industry. You can find in the fields around...

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Portrait – Mustafa, young chef AND entrepreneur – Egypt
Oct31

Portrait – Mustafa, young chef AND entrepreneur – Egypt

Version française Zooba, the story of Mustafa, the man with THE idea… After a few years in the USA working as a dishwasher and then as a cook to pay for his rent while studying, Mustafa comes back home with an idea. “Why almost all the countries in the world have restaurants with their specialities and snacks with the best of their street food… except Egypt ?” Egypt has a few snacks specialized on one thing...

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Homemade fresh cheese – Egypt
Oct27

Homemade fresh cheese – Egypt

Version française Homemade fresh cheese, egyptian way, less than 2 days  ! There are several ways of making cheese as there are different moments in the making process where you can stop or keep going to reach a new texture or taste.This short version is quicker, fresher and softer which is better to eat with spices, honey and fruits. It’s also easier to make it at home. The long version is drier, the taste is saltier which...

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pickled lime – Egypt
Oct27

pickled lime – Egypt

Verssion française Pickled lime, a real middle east thing Ingredients : Lime Nigella seeds (also called “black cumin”) Salt Safflowers (also called fake safran) Jar Preparation :  Cut the limes in 2 or 4 (depending of what you like) without separating the pieces. Keep the juice. Mix the spices together (Safflower, nigella seeds and salt). Soak the limes into the spices (pulp side), close the limes again and put it in a jar...

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