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Egyptian food gets ‘Hairy’!

Posted 3rd February, 2015

Considering it’s from one of the oldest civilisations in the world, Egyptian food is not as well known as it should be, and I am delighted to have a new ally in my quest to bring it to the masses.

Dave Myers, one half of the Hairy Bikers duo, was recently in a new TV show all about Egypt and its food.

A Cook Abroad on BBC Two highlights a different chef each week who visits one of their favourite foodie places in the world and Dave chose Egypt – quite right, Dave!

It was great to watch him trying the amazing street food of Cairo, and his voyage up the Nile to discover the origins of some of Egypt’s favourite dishes was fascinating.

I truly believe that Egyptian food is on the cusp of being embraced by the western world on the scale of Indian, Thai or Chinese food. It certainly deserves to be, and the vast array of flavours and aromas means there is something for everyone.

OK, so I may be a little biased, but it was lovely to see someone well known for his love of traditional British food like Dave Myers (@HairyBikers) to be so passionate about the food of my homeland.

If you are looking for a food course that’s a little bit different, then why not follow Dave’s lead and try Cooking Like Cleopatra!

Whether it is a vegetarian mezze class at home or a corporate team building event, cooking an Egyptian meal is great fun and hugely rewarding. My next course is at Harborne Food School on 14 March 2015.

Did you know that the ancient Pharaos brew beer? Join me on the exciting “Ales & Tales” evening in collaboration with Hobsons Brewery on 26th March 2015.

Or why not come and learn to build a coboven to bake Egyptian bread? The Fabulous Coboven Company run regular workshops, one of them is with an Egyptian street food lunch on 25 April in Lentwardine.

Please get in touch for more details: marina@cooking-like-cleopatra.com or +44 (0) 7958 629 220.