Food in Egypt
In the early times in different parts of the world, when people depended on hunting for food , Egypt in the time of Ancient Egyptians had already achieved a healthy & varied diet. They had also raised the preparation of meals to the level of a refined art . Paintings preserved on walls for more than 3,000 years in the tombs of Nebamun, Menena, & Nakht are among many which illustrate the elegance of the table manners &the variety of food in Ancient Egypt.
Onion, leeks, radishes, lentils & beans had been grown throughout Egyptian history, and were exported at times to different parts of the world.
The Ancient Egyptians also extracted sugar from the lotus root & oil from moringa & balanos trees, as well as from sesame seeds, which are still used to make the popular “tahina”.
Egyptian fruit :
Fruit has always been cheap & abundant, especially figs, dates, Watermelons, grapes, lemons, pomegranates, & in ancient times the lotus fruit, which, according to Homer, made foreigners forget their homeland when they taste it
Egyptian snack bars :
food in Egypt , dining out can range from stand-up sandwich bars to luxurious 5- course meals.
You can find small, inexpensive establishments that serve good Egyptian Food for only a few pounds. If you are in a hurry, try the local snack bars.
Egypt food, as little stand-up shops dispense the Egyptian version of fast food, they are clean & offer quick, inexpensive & nutritious meals.
Food in Egypt in larger cities has a Western-style. fast food chains like McDonald’s & Kentucky fried Chicken do exist, but they are relatively expensive. Food is safe although the change in your diet may produce short-term gastrointestinal upsets.
Most natives begin their day with a light breakfast of beans, eggs, & pickles, cheese & jams. Most families eat their large lunch around 2 pm. & follow it with a siesta. They may take a British-style tea at 5 or 6 pm. & eat a light supper late in the evening. Dinner parties, however are scheduled late, often around 9 pm. with a meal served an hour or 2 later.