Ahmed Hamdy Eissa's Feedback 2002


Feedback For The Year 2002. Last Updated: December 31, 2002:

From: y.eleishy@attbi.com
Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2002 1:21 AM
Subject: Please i need to get to the best way to do feteer meshaltet
Assalaamualaikum
Please
I need to find the best way to do feteer meshaltet
if you know a good one

Hi Unknown person,
Assalaamualaikum.
I added Feteer Meshalted to my home page:
Recipes.html
Feteer Meshaltet - recfeter.htm
Short Crust Pastry.
Enjoy.
Ahmed Eissa


From: relmallah@hotmail.com
Sent: Saturday, December 21, 2002 11:34 AM
Do you know if cream of wheat is the same as semolina?
Thanks
~Rasha~

Hi Rasha,
I do not believe they are.
Thanks.
Ahmed Eissa


From: southernkisst@earthlink.net
Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2002 2:11 PM
Dear Ahmed:
I hope that you might be able to help me. My son, Zachary, has to do a report on How Egypt celebrates Christmas. I ran across a song that is said to be sung by the Egyptian children during the holiday it is called RABANA RABANA. The trouble is that was all I found no lyrics no translation no nothing. I think his class would love to know that the children of Egypt have a Song that they too sing during Christmas time. Also, I have been asked to make Kahk I got a recipe but I do not know what samn balady is and if there is a substitute is there?
Thanks for your speedy reply many blessing during the season
Merry Christmas,
Linda Seal

Dear Linda,
About 90 % of Egypt population are Muslims and I'm a Muslim. Muslim people do not celebrate Christmas. I do not know any Egyptian children celebrate Christmas. You need to ask this question to an Egyptian Christian. He/she would know. SORRY.
"Samn Balady" is Butter.
Good luck and Happy Holiday.
Ahmed Eissa


From: msdors@netwitz.net
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2002 9:03 PM
Subject: Falafel receipe
Hello Ahmed,
I visited Egypt for 12 days in Oct. Loved the falafel. Have a question on the receipe. What are skinned white broad beans in American? Also how do you mince them? Thank you very much for your help, as I am looking forward to making this wonderful food. My e-mail is Msdors1@yahoo.com

Hello Doris,
Is Doris your name? You should write your name when you e-mail me. I would like to know to whom I'm speaking to.
Skinned white broad beans are uncooked Fava Beans which when it is cooked is Foul Mudammas. They must be crushed like powder. Use any tool to crush them. In Egypt we use something called "Hoon". "Hoon" is like a special Hammer.
You should not make Falafel from scratch. You can buy the ingredients from International or Middle Eastern grocery store.
It is better when you make it your self.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa


From: medo_21@hotmail.com
Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2002 4:20 PM
Subject: ahmed ismail
iam student in phesecal education fuculty helwan uneversety
and i have meletary deuty iam in the third year i was born in 19/11/1980
i can have a student passport in january
and i want to get an amerecan vesa for tourst i want to know how in the case i have invetation and in the case i havent from an amerecan cetesin
thanx alot

Hello Ahmed,
Since the September 11th 2001, problem I do not recommend that you come to the USA.
Since I do not know you, I can not send you an invitation.
However, you can go the American Consulate in Egypt and ask for a tourist visa.
They may give it to you if you prove to them that you have a lot of money.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa

From: medo_21@hotmail.com
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2002 5:52 AM
Subject: Re: Hello from th USA
and do u think its gona be fin if i have invetation to the usa from amerecan cetezin if i have it from some one else?

It my help. I think after September 11, 2001 the USA does not want many Arabs and Muslims to visit USA.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa


From: creationshairstudio@shaw.ca
Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 12:35 AM
Do you know where i can find old Greek recipes?

Hello,
Sorry, I do not know any Greek Recipes.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa


From: timmy_1222@yahoo.com
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2002 6:07 PM
Subject: A few questions about the Islamic faith...

Hello Ahmed,
My name is Tim. I was wondering if you could answer a few questions I had about the Islamic faith.
First, what training is needed to become a minister in your faith? Second, why do you become a minister? Third, what do believe about Christ? Fourth, what is the method of salvation in your faith? And lastly, what do believe about an after-life?
Please get back to me as soon as possible.
Thank you very much.
Tim

"Do not worry about anything; instead PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING." Philippians 4:6
--Stand for something or you will fall for anything.--
--God gave us two ears and one mouth, so He must have meant for us to do twice as much listening as talking.--

Hello Tim, No training is needed to become a minister in the Islamic faith. Only knowledge of the Q'uran.
I would not become a minister. I'm not very religious.
Christ is one of the prophets, like the prophet Mohamed, Jesses, and Abraham. The method of salvation is Believing in Allah as the only god, following the prophet Mohamed and his message.
After-life the day of judgment.
Muslims believe they are originally Christian, but because Christians did not follow Jesses message from god, Mohamed came with his message.
All three religions, Islam, Christian, and Jew believe in the same god. One God.
Thank you very much.
Ahmed Eissa


From: sstraub@mayinstitute.org
Sent: Friday, December 06, 2002 12:18 PM
Subject: can you help
Dear Ahmed,
I noticed that you have many wonderful Eqyptain receipies on your site. I am looking for one in particular, if you have it or could direct me how it get it. From my understanding it is a popular street food in Eqypt, "Sweet Roll Pancakes". Any help you could give me in finding a receipie would be much appreciated.
Sincerely,
Shawn Straub
Human Resources Coordinator
May Institute, Norwood

Dear Shawn,
I do not really know what you mean by "Sweet Roll Pancakes". What is the Arabic name for it?
Thanks.
Ahmed Eissa


From: CHERYL RUNNER
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 12:37 AM
Subject: From cheryl...read you recipe....HELP!?
Hi ,
I got your hair removeal recipe from the internet.I tried the honey one , no luck..tried it again ...still not thick.So,I tried your friends recipe....Still NO luck.I brought it to boiling point ,simmered and its still thin not sticky .Please help .It was to be a christmas party gift on Sunday.Any suggestions.would love you forever for the help.Love, Cheryl _By the way, I am like the worlds Worst cook ever so need very specific directions. I'm really not a dumb person.I am a teacher just apparently no cooking skills whatsoever!ha
Cheryl Runner

Hi Cheryl Runner,
Please read my feed back on my home page. you'll find the answer to your question.
I got this recipe from my niece. Since, I'm a man, I did not make it.
Thanks.
Ahmed Eissa


From:
Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 8:59 PM
Subject: eid el adha
My daughter is doing a report on Egypt holidays and found some information on eid el adha. She would like to know what kind of desserts are eaten on this holiday. We were told a cookie called Kahk is given to the children. Is this true?
Are there any other dishes that are eaten?
MaryBeth

Hello MaryBeth,
Yes, a cookie called Kahk are desserts are eaten on all Eid holidays.
There are other dishes that are eaten. You can find them on my home page in Arabic. Sorry, I do not have time to translate.

Then, scroll down you will see it without clicking on anything above the following line. If you do not see it clear hot F5 key.
From Al Ahram News Paper January 16,1998 - Kahak El Eid - Arabic Language.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa


From: "Fatimah Mohammad"
Sent: Sunday, December 01, 2002 11:28 AM
Assalam alaykum
I would like to thank you so much for the website with the recipes. I am an american convert and recently married an egyptian man. I have found it very hard to fine egyptian recipes in bookstores. I found only one and it does not give the proper amounts. So I have been teaching myself. Alhamdullah that I have been able to learn as well but there are many things I still need to learn. I found your site while searching for the recipe for Atayif dough. There are no stores that carry this where I live. I am very good with konafa and baklawa but want to learn more things. I was recently given a piece of atayif that had dates and coconut inside. It was really good. Thank you again for the website. I have made copies of all the recipes and added your site to my favorites list.
Allah ma3ak,
Fatimah Helmy Mahmoud

Hello Fatimah,
Ramadan Kareem.
Thanks for your nice e-mail.
Ahmed Eissa


From:
Sent: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 2:57 PM
I just moved back to the states after living in Alexandria for 3 years. While at a party I was served a hot appetizer that was like a fritta and tasted like zucchini. I knew it is made from a paste but failed to get the recipe while there. If you know what it is I would appreciate if you could send me the recipe by e-mail. Thank you for your cooperation. Arlene Fieldhouse: tf4301@aol.com

Hello Arlene,
Sorry, I do not know the hot appetizer you are inquiring.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa


From:
Sent: Saturday, November 30, 2002 11:44 AM
Subject: recipe
Hello Ahmed
I have been in Egypt 5 times in the past year.
My favorite food was hawosi. I'm not sure how to write the name of this food but I know it is like meat in pita bread wrapped in paper and baked in the owen.
I'm a good cook. My boyfriend is from Dahab and when I made bamja with meat, He said it is the best he ever had.
Please send me the recipe of this great food.
Thanks
Aniko

Hello Aniko,
Hawosi Recipe:
1) One bound of Ground Beef.
2) Two large chopped onions.
3) Salt and Spices to taste.
4) Several Pita Bread.

1) Cook the ground beef and the onions half way.
2) Add salt and spices to taste.
3) Put the ground beef and the onions into Pita Bread.
4) Rap Pita Bread into foil.
5) Cook in the oven in a low heat until the bread is toasted.
Enjoy.
Ahmed Eissa


From: The Haars
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 12:31 PM
Subject: looking for help with a recipe
Hello
My daughter is doing a project for Girl Scouts. She is to make a dessert from Egyptian culture. It has to be something that is normally only eaten around Christmas time. I was hoping you could give us some suggestions. We live in a small mid-western town and there are no Egyptian food stores here that I have found and reading the recipes I dont know what everything would be called so I could buy it in an American grocery store. Can you help us. I need to know soon. I would like to make it once for practice and let my family try it. Also, I would like something kinda sweet maybe chocolate if possible but not sickening sweet if you know what I mean.
Sorry If I seem too pushy, not meaning too.
Thanks for any help you can give.

Hello,
Egypt is 90% Muslims and I'm a Muslim.
Muslims do not celebrate Christmas. Sorry, I do not know any Christmas Egyptian Food.
We do celebrate other Holidays such as Eid. I do have all the Eid (Islamic Holiday) sweets listed in Arabic (Sorry they are not in English and they are very difficult to translate) on my Home page.
Search for an Egyptian Christian for help.
Ahmed Eissa


From: "Linda Aly" Sent: Saturday, November 09, 2002 4:05 PM
Subject: Need a good receipt for rice to go with fish
Ahmed,
I wonder if you could help. My husband is orignially from Alex. (Al Gomrk neighborhood) and when he eats fish, he likes brown rice with it. It is rice that is made by cooking onions a very long time. I don't exactly know how to make it....could you offer some suggestions? Thanks!
Linda Aly

Linda Aly,
As you requested, I added brown rice recipe to my home page.
www.ahmedhamdyeissa.com

17) Ruzz Ahmar - Rice with Onion - This dish is always served with fish.
Enjoy.
Ahmed Eissa


From: netvista
Sent: Friday, November 08, 2002 9:08 AM
hi do have any recipes that we could use, if so please fowrd
them to: Kristen1491@aol.com
thanx

Hi Unnamed Person,
You can find a lot of recipes on my home page:
<>

Good luck.
Ahmed Eissa


From:
Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2002 10:12 PM
Subject: Re: Egyptian receipes
Mr. Eissa:
Khalta of nuts. It is a festive, rich rice dish with nuts
Thanks.
ie

Hi IE,
Sorry, I do not recall that it is Egyptian. It may be Syrian.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa


From:
Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2002 3:44 PM
Subject: Egyptian receipes
Hi Mr. Eissa:
Ramadan Kareem...
Do you have a recipe for rice with Khalta, please?
Thank you,
ie

Hi IE,
What is Khalta?
The translation for Khalta is mixture. Mixture of what?
Sorry, I do not know what you talking about.
Thanks.
Ahmed Eissa


From: Salah El-Khatib
Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2002 11:45 PM
are you sure no vinegar needed for the lemon pickles?

Hi Unnamed Person,
Yes, I'm sure no vinegar needed for the lemon pickles.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa


From: Jerry
Sent: Monday, October 21, 2002 9:21 AM
Subject: Eesh Baladi
Hi I'm doing a report on an Egyptian bread (Eesh Baladi). Can you tell me anything about Eesh Baladi? I would appreciate it very very much.
Netus
P.S. My e-mail is lilhorsey101@netscape.net Thanks in advanced.

Netus,
Egyptian Bread - 'Eesh baladi' - Egyptian Local Bread
This bread is round, 15-20 cms in diameter and 1-2 cms thick, and is backed with whole wheat.
There are two types of 'Eesh baladi' - Egyptial Local Bread:
machine-made and hand-made.
Hand-made bread is enriched with a thin layer of bran sprinkled on the lower layer.
The loaves are sold individually and come in different textures: soft, dry, and very dry. The bread is used to scoop up various kinds of food. Very dry bread can be softened by wetting it under running water then passing it over a naked flame.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa

From: Jerry
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 8:54 AM
Subject: eesh baladi
can you recomend any more sites about eesh baladi? because i'm doin a school project on it thanks in advanced
Netus

Dear Netus,
Sorry I do not know any other site about Eesh Baladi.
Good luck.
Ahmed Eissa


From: pat flippence
Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 4:59 AM
Subject: Egyptian Bread Recipes:
Dear Ahmed,
Many thanks for the information, have just ran it off for Thomas and will put it in the post to him today - his cookery lesson has been put back for a week as his teacher is away!!
Again many thanks for coming back to me.
Kind regards,
Pat

Pat,
You're welcome.
Ahmed Eissa


From: Pascal Barnier
Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 3:29 AM
Subject: sugaring for hair removal
Dear Sir/madam
Could you please e-mail to me your sugaring recipe to me on patriciamangano@hotmail.com ;
As I am on holdaying at the moment I would find making my own very handy.
Thanking you
Patricia Mangano

Dear Pat,
You can find the sugaring recipe on my home page:
<>

Egyptian Sweet Dishes
1) "Halawa Sweet", "AKA Sweet", "Egyptian Sugar WAX", and "Hair Removal" - You can eat it, and you can use it as "Hair Removal".
Good luck.
Ahmed Eissa


From: "KAZEM ELSHAFIE"
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2002 2:56 PM
Subject: thank' for your recipes
hi ahmed,
Im from Indonesia and I just got married to egyptian guy,and your recipe is very helpful to me to make him happy,and make him love me more,thank's a lot I will like a recipe for sweeet call "shakalama" if you know how to make it, thank's again
keke

Hi Keke,
Thanks for your nice e-mail. You sound a nice wife who lives her husband and try to make him happy.
I do not know what you want. Please explain in detail the recipe for sweet call "shakalama".
Thanks.
Ahmed Eissa

From: "KAZEM ELSHAFIE" Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 8:23 PM
Subject: Re: thank' for your recipes
hi Ahmed,
thank's for your email
shakalama is kind like coconut macaroon?
thanks again
keke

Hi Keke,
As you requested, I added the recipe for sweet call "shakalama" to my home page.
WWW.AhmedHamdyEissa.com
Egyptians Recipes Egyptian food I cooked and love to eat. Try it.

Egyptian Sweet Dishes
10) Shakalama - There are three ways to make Shakalama.
Shakalama is a Short Crust Pastry with Coconut Macaroon, with Almond, or with Apple.
If you have a problem, press F5 Key to Refresh your screen.
Good Luck. Thanks.
Ahmed Eissa


From: mailto:Auxil765071470@aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 6:18 AM
Subject: cake
I have recently found your site, and as an avid lover of everything egyptian, we go at least twice a year, first visit 30yrs ago.
I would like if possible to have the recipie for Egyptian breakfast cake, it is just a plain cake, but entirely different to ours, my husband had it every morning for breakfast.
Hope you can send this
auxil765071470@aol.com
Jan Davies

Jan Davies,
Thank you for your nice words about my site.
We go to Egypt once a year.
Sorry, I do not have the recipe for Egyptian breakfast cake. I think you mean "Fater".
It is difficult to make. It takes a lot of time and butter to make.
As soon as I have it, I'll put it on my home page. Please visit my home page once in a while.
Thanks.
Ahmed Eissa
WWW.AhmeHamdyEissa.com


From: pat flippence
Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 6:04 AM
Subject: Egyptian Bread Recipies
Dear Ahmed Heissa,
Please could you e.mail me an Egyptian Bread Recipe for my Grandson Thomas as he has to find one for his cookery homework.
This is required by the latest Wednesday 16th October 2002.
Many thanks,
Pat Flippence

Dear Pat,
As you requested, you can find an Egyptian Bread Recipe on my home page:
<> Egyptian Bread - 'Eesh baladi' - Egyptian Local Bread - Information and a recipe about the Egyptian bread.
Good luck.
Ahmed Eissa


From: Andrew Head
Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 4:04 AM
Dear Ahmed,
I am having a large group of Egyptian Visitors staying with me for several weeks. They are currently eating British dishes for Breakfast & Dinner and are very interested in trying our cuisine, I thought it would be a nice gesture if I could offer them a selection of dishes from their homeland. I would appreciate it if you could supply me with a selection of ideas for hot & cold breakfast ideas and also some suggestions for evening meals. I have 64 to cater for and I am worried about being repetitive with the selection offered to them.
Many Thanks for your assistance, I look forward to your response.
Simon

Dear Simon,
You can find the answer to your question on my home page "Feed Back 2002".
Good luck.
Ahmed Eissa


From: DTanner
Sent: Sunday, October 13, 2002 12:18 PM
Subject: school project
Hi I need a Egypption recipe My address is . Kailu

Kailu,
You can find a lot of Egyptian recipes on my home page:

Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa
http://www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: "Alberto Martinez"
Sent: Saturday, October 12, 2002 2:29 PM
Hi their I have a question about the Egyptian drink
how old is this Hibiscu drink and when was it discovered?

Hi Alberto, Since you did not write your name, which you should, I think your name is Alberto.
About the Egyptian drink, I do not really know how old this Hibiscu drink is and when it was discovered.
It probably was discovered thousands of years ago.
Thanks.
Ahmed Eissa


From: Jimmy Patrick
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2002 1:35 PM
Subject: hello!
I live in the USA and have a few friends who lives in Egypt, we ahave a holiday coming up at the end of the month call Halloween, i would love some make over ideas,on make up and hair and clothing, i would love to surprise my friends in Egypt a surprise piccy to send them of me dressed Egyptian,i love your web site by the way,thank you so much plz send it to this e-mail angel_star_butterfly@yahoo.com
i am looking forwarding in hearing some great ideas ,

Hello,
If you can find Halloween Egyptian clothing it will be fine. If not, then go to international food market and ask for Arab Head cover.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa


From: "Michael Downie"
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2002 2:46 AM
Subject: Egyption Tea
Ahmed
Iam looking for a recipe for Eqyption Spiced or Red Tea .....
I was first served this tea whilst sailing on the Nile
Rgds Michael

Michael,
You can find a recipe for Red Tea on my home page:
Recipes.html
2) 'Karkadeeh' - Hibiscus Drink (Red Tea).
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa
http://www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: Tiffany Gibbons
Sent: Friday, October 04, 2002 8:14 AM
Subject: Just a personnal question!
Marhaba! Mr. Eissa!I would like to ask you a question, please.
I am an American with an on-line friend that is 19, male and an Egyptian college student and I thought it would be nice to send him something that maybe he had never gotten a chance to see from America,like our new quarters with the name of the states on them; but I cannot think of anything else that would surprise him or delight him! Any suggestions?? I would really appreciate a reply!
Thank you!
Dianne Gibbons

Dianne, Any thing you mail will be subject to customs especially electronics. Also, Egypt has different voltage than the USA. I suggest to send chocolate such as the small Hershey bars in a large Package. It nice of you.
Good luck.
Ahmed Eissa.


From:
Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 10:30 PM
Subject: (no subject)
I was wondering if you know if Almond Bracelets are an Egyptian food? Also called Kahk bi Loz.

Yes.


From: "RICHARD HACHEM"
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2002 2:52 AM
Subject: recipe

A H M E D ...... H . ...... E I S S A ' S
i enjoyed very much ur site and the recipes in it.
i wanted to prepare the "leimoun mou3asfar" that is prepared in Egypt, so can u please inform me about the content and the way to prepare it.
Thank u in Advance
Abdel Aziz Al Iari

Abdel Aziz Al Iari,
As you requested, I added the "leimoun mou3asfar" recipe on my home page:

Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa


From: Beachy
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2002 9:06 PM
Subject: food
Dear Sir,
For our school project we need some Easy Ancient Egyptain food we can make. Cna you give me a recipe?
Signed,
Need Help on Project

Hi,
Please see the feedback on my home page. You'll find what you're looking for.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa


From:
Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2002 3:37 PM
Subject: What is samn balady?
We have a recipe for kahk and would love to make it but I have
been searching in vain to figure out exactly what samn balady is?
Is it available over the Internet? Thank you for replying to my email address.

Hi Unnamed Person,
Samn Balady is butter, you can buy it from any grocery store.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa
http://www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From:
Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 7:06 AM
Subject: thanks!
Hi
I just wanted to thank you for your generous posting of recipes.
I've finally found the mulukhiya recipes I've been looking for for so long!
Thanks again,
Fatma

Fatma,
You are welcome.
Ahmed Eissa


From: lord saint
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2002 5:48 PM
Subject: khoushaf
Dear Mr Ahmed
Congratulations for your recepies page
i think is fantastic
i was born in egypt my self and i leave in australia now and reading your page brought back good memories of egypt is it possible to send a recepie about khoushaf?
i havent tried it sence i left egypt 19 years old now i'm 57 ( time goes very quick)
Thank you very much Mr Ahmed and keep up this fantastic work of yours!
Regards
George
geo/lord/saint

George,
Thank you very much for your nice e-mail.
khoushaf is usually eaten in the holy month of Ramadan.
It consists of 1) Dry dates. 2) Dry figs. 3) Dry raisins. 4) Sugar to taste. 5) A lot of water. 6) Mix all in a bowl and refrigerate it. 7) Wait one or two days and eat them cold. 8) Check it in about 10 hours you may need to add more water.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa
www.ahmedhamdyeissa.com


From: Peggy Johnson
Sent: Thursday, July 04, 2002 1:37 PM
Subject: Egyptian recipes (bread)
Ahmed:
My husband and I traveled through Egypt about a year ago and on one of our tours we were served a bread that we really enjoyed. It puffed up very large and when you cut into it the bread went flat, but was very good. I don't know what it was called but we were told it is very simple to make. Would you have this recipe? I would appreciate it very much if you would send it to me via e-mail if you do or if you would know what it is called so I can research it on the internet.
Thank you for your time. Peggy Johnson

Peggy Johnson,
The Egyptian bread that puffed up very large and when you cut into it the bread went flat, called: Egyptian Bread - 'Eesh baladi' - Egyptian Local Bread.
Please visit my home page www.ahmedhamdyeissa.com
scroll down and click on Egyptian Recipes.
Then, click on Egyptian Bread - 'Eesh baladi' - Egyptian Local Bread -
Information and a recipe about the Egyptian bread.
Good Luck,
Thank you.
Ahmed Eissa


From: Stan Mazin
Sent: Sunday, June 30, 2002 1:19 PM
Subject: An inquiry...

I would like to know if you by chance know if Americans can buy flats in Egypt. I'be been trying to find out but so far have little luck.
Thank you very much.
Sincerely,
Stan Mazin

Stan Mazin,
Americans can not buy flats in Egypt unless they are married to an Egyptian.
There is a new law coming soon to allow Arabs and foreigners to by property in Egypt (only in tourist areas and probably is expensive).
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa


From: Naif GEBOLOGLU
Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2002 7:34 AM

Dear Proffessor,
I am studying on Vegetable crops.
Recent, I have been studying on growing of vegetable Transplants in Different Growing Media (comparing with tobacco compost). I need more information and papper about this subject. I know that you have been studying about this subject. I will be very hapy if you send me your pappers on this subject.
Ass.Prof.Dr. Naif GEBOLOGLU
Gaziosmanpasa University
Agricultural Faculty
Dept.of Hort.
Tokat/TURKEY

Dear Ass.Prof.Dr. Naif GEBOLOGLU,
I do not study Vegetable crops. I do not know any thing about this subject.
I'm very sorry. I wish I could help.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa

Dear Proff. Eissa,
Thankyou very much for your attention.


From: "Phyllis"
Sent: Saturday, June 22, 2002 3:09 PM
Subject: WHERE ARE THE RECIPIES????
Butterflies & Kisses "s"

Phyllis,
They are in my home page:
Remember my home page domain name that will never change:
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com
then click on Recipes

Or, you can go direct to the Recipes (But this URL will always change beyond my control):

Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa


From: adel hanna
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2002 3:51 PM
Subject: Elkabab el masry

hi ahmed
I enjoyed your web site I'M from Australia I have a Question for you. Could you please tell me how do you Marinate the meat of the elkabab elmasry and what sort of a meat cut and how you Barbequed like the man in the street of Cairo( ELKABABGY)
Thank you Please Contact Me at

Hello Adel,
Thank you for your e-mail.
I think your name is Adel. It will be helpful if you write your name at the end of your e-mail.
To answer your three questions:
1) How do you Marinate the meat of the Elkabab Elmasry?
I marinate the meat of the elkabab elmasry in fine chopped onion, salt, and pepper a day earlier.
2) What sort of a meat cut?
Any tender meat cut is fine, regular beef cubes, veal, or lamb.
3) How you Barbequed like the man in the street of Cairo( ELKABABGY)?
You should barbeque on a charcoal grill.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa


From: "ashour el-nagi"
Sent: Monday, June 10, 2002 3:00 AM

Dear Mr.. Eissa
I looked up at your Egyptian food web site it is fine, but I want to ask you (la moakhzah) have you ever read books ( in English) which are about food or cooking ?
I have a feeling that you did not
I am saying that because your way of making steps is so so (baladi) and it so hard to be understood for american people. not only because of your bad English or the weird names but the way itself that you list things is (gahgahoni) sorry , i am so angry because my wife's family and friends tolled me about your web site and they were laughing and making fun of Egypt because of you please .......(ittaqi al-laah ) and develop your site it is about our culture( yaa ragil) salaam
best regard
aashour

Hello Aashour,
Thanks for your e-mail. I always try to improve my web site.
Remember, it is free, I'm not a cook, and English is my 2nd language.
I do my best to gather Egyptian recipes. Some of them I make and some I get from others.
Some of my recipes, you can not find on the internet.
Thank Allah that I have them which is better than nothing.
If you're so good in English, why do not you write them and publish them for free as I do.
Do not be angry, be constructive and help me to improve it.
I'm not angry from your e-mail. It will make me try to improve it (when I have time).
There is no available books (in English) which are about Egyptian food or cooking.
I do not read American books about food and cooking. I'm not a cook and I do not have the time.
I got a lot of e-mail from people who like my way of making steps. You call it so so (baladi) and it is so easy to understood for some American people. Sorry that it is hard for you.
I can not do much about my bad English or the weird names.
Your wife's family and friends should be happy that they found my web site.
They should not laugh and make fun of Egypt. What class are they?
Can they make a web site like it (in Arabic) about American food.
Please .......(ittaqi al-laah ) and read FEED BACK about my site.
I get 1 in a 1,000 e-mail like yours. When I have time, I'll add your e-mail any my replay to my feed back.
Salaam
Best regard,
Ahmed Eissa

From: "ashour el-nagi"
Sent: Monday, June 10, 2002 6:24 PM
Subject: Re: Ittaqi Al-laah

Dear Mr. Eissa
thank you for your nice message and being not mad at me and sorry again about my anger
check out these web sites , maybe they help

Thanks.
Ahmed Eissa


From: "Eric Kirby"
Sent: Monday, June 10, 2002 8:37 AM
Subject: thanks for the recipes

thankyou for the recipes. I spent some time in El Kobba Egypt and enjoyed it very much I wanted my husband to try mulokhia and couldn't find the recipe until your site, Thanks! Your website is very nice.
-niki

Hello Niki,
Thanks for your e-mail.
Ahmed Eissa


From: Deebismail@aol.com
Sent: Sunday, June 09, 2002 10:29 PM
Subject: ty

dear ahmad thank u for ur information i am abdulrahim kaplan living at south loiusiana.. baton rouge i am from palestine...
god bless u
abdulrahim

Hello Abdulrahim,
Thanks for your nice e-mail.
Ahmed Eissa

From: Deebismail@aol.com
Sent: Monday, June 10, 2002 10:25 PM
Subject: Re: ty

salam
dear ahmad do u have an idea about immgeratuins law?
abdulrahim

Abdulrahim,
All what I know is in my home page. Please visit it:
ahmedhamdyeissa.com
Thanks.
Ahmed Eissa


From: "Moustafa El-Sayed"
Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2002 11:05 AM
Subject: Dear Mr.ahmed ?

dear sir :
I see your website , and i am looking for your help .
I a software developer . I want a job at usa but i could,t have any one
- can you advise me
Thanks in advance
moustafa

Moustafa,
I do not know who you are, or where you are from.
The best way is to look on the internet for a specific company and apply online.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa


From: Ahmed M. Alawy
Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 5:47 PM
Subject: A link to Alawy on your website.

Dear Ahmed,
Thank you for including a link to our website alefbeh.com and alawy.com on your website.
regards
Ahmed M. Alawy,

Ahmed,
You are welcome.
Where are you from? I'm from Egypt.
Ahmed Eissa


From: Terry Swim
Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 4:27 AM
Subject: help please

Dear Sir,
I am doing a report on the food that you would eat in Egypt. I am having some trouble finding the techniques used to cook, who influenced their cooking, and anything else pertaining to food and eating.
I was just wondering if you could send me anything that would help me out. thank you very much.
Sincerely Sarah

Sarah,
You can find everything you want on my site:

Good Luck,
Ahmed Eissa


From:
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2002 5:07 PM
Subject: Re: hair removal

I tried to do the Halawa Sweet the way you have it posted on your site but there is a problem . You have it stated that it is 5 cups of water and 3 cups of sugar and it is the other way arougnd . It should be 5 cups of sugar and 3 cups of water. The other way would always come out to liquidy and never thicken even when it does cool.
Please e-mail me with the correct recipe for it . Thank You

Hi Un-named,
I have the Halawa Sweet stated that it is 5 cups of water and 3 cups of sugar and it may be the other way around .
It should be 5 cups of sugar and 3 cups of water.
Please try it and let me know to correct it. Good Luck.
Thanks.
Ahmed Eissa

From:
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2002 11:25 PM
Subject: Re: hair removal

Hello Ahmed,
my name is alexandra, and i was the one who sent you the previouse e-mail about the Halawa Sweet. In either case I wanted to know how much time do you have to let it cook?? What is the time you are suppose to let it cook for on the stove? I did the 5cups of sugar and 3 of water and that was still too watery even though I let it cook for a long time or short time it still did not make a difference. It was not thick at all . My guess is that maybe it should be less water. Let's say 5 cups of sugar and 2tspns. of lemon juice and just 2cups of water instead of the 3 cups of water. My guess is that it should be less water so that when it thickens it will stick.
Please e-mail me back .
Thank You
alexandra

Alexandra,
I put all the information I knew on my home page.
Do not guess. Please try and find out. I got this recipe from my niece in Egypt. It is very hard to contact her.
Good Luck.
Thanks.
Ahmed Eissa


From: Adel Ezzat
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2002 2:29 AM
Subject: hello
MR, Ahmed:
my name is Adel I am from Egypt, currently I live here in the USA.
I go to school here in order to become an engineer also in telecommunications, I wrote to you to get your help. I am trying to have my own website on the internet but I do not know how to start? So if you can help me by emailing me at "dodie2002@msn.com"
thanks a lot
Adel

Hi Adel,
What state you live?
Exactly, what kind of help you need?
Did you already create your Web site?
Please ask specific questions or call me (860) 649-3398 between (6 PM to 8 PM) or on week ends any time.
Salams.
Ahmed Eissa

From: Adel Ezzat
Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2002 11:20 PM
Subject: hello

MR, Ahmed:
Thank you for your time that you spent to write back to me.
What I am trying to do is,to know how can I create my own website or what are the steps to do that? I haven't created my website yet.
I live in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Thanks again for your time
Adel

Dear Adel,
Salams.
There are several ways to create your own website.
1) Start by creating one main HTML file then create several HTML file and link them to your main HTML file.
There are several ways to do that. The easiest way is to create any file about yourself in a M.S. Word document. Then, when you save it: do not use "Save As", use "Save as Web Page". Depending up on which M.S. Word version, you may use "Save as HTML".
You must give it a name "index.html".
2) Ask you server provider where to put your home page on their server. They should give all information needed to connect to them using FTP software. Also, they will give you the address of your home page on their server.
3) You need to copy the file "index.html from your PC to your Server Provider. To do that, you need to use software called "FTP".
You can get this software free from your server provider or you can download it from www.cucow.com free for 30 days only.
4) You need to register your home page with different search engines, so people can find you when they search for you.
Good Luck.
Salams.
Ahmed Eissa


From: Roderiguez Marc
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 3:07 PM

Hello,
My name is Annick and your website is great.
My husband is Marc, we both want to emmigrate too Egypt and start a business.
We are living in Belgium.
Do you know where to get as much information as posible about the health security(insurance), how long we can stay an so on. I'm already looking forward to an answer.
At least on your website I found the great Egyptian music and the good recepies for diner.
Thanks,
Annick

Hello Annick,
Thank you for your nice e-mail.
I do not really know the answer to your questions. I do know you can take Visa for 6 months renewable.
If you are a Jew, they may not give it to you. You should contact the nearest Egyptian Consulate to your home and ask them these questions.
In Egypt there is no Health Insurance. You have to pay cash.
Thanks,
Ahmed Eissa

Hi Annick,
I found some information may be useful to you.
5 Years Visa to stay in Egypt for Investors can be renewed, and 3 Years Visa for foreigners who are married to Egyptian women:
Egypt new law 2001, could allow a temporary 5 years Visa can be renewed to Egypt for:
1) Foreigner investors,
2) Egyptians who lost their citizenship due to obtaining another citizenship.
3) Their kids who obtained the Egyptian citizenship.
4) People over 60 years old and lived in Egypt 10 years.
The visa is for 3 years can be renewed for foreigner who are married to Egyptian women.
The visa (Tarkhes) cost EL 5 for a new or for renewal.
Al-Ahram (Egyptian newspaper), Friday, August 03, 2001,
A foreign wife that is married to an Egyptian can have a "Five Year Visa" to stay in Egypt with the decision or the permission of the " Egyptian Interior Minister". The "Five Years Visa" is renewable.
When the wife applies or renew the "Five Year Visa", her Egyptian husband does not have to be in Egypt to sign the "Egyptian husband Wife Support" Form.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa


From: Veiledbizlady@aol.com
Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2002 12:55 PM
Subject: Khaak
Asalaam alikum brother,
I am interested in making "khaak" for my husband. He is from Alexandria and is cooking impaired. I have just found your receipes and will begin to surprise him with some more authentic cooking. I have been unable to get any family receipes as of yet. Please let me know if you can help.
Thank you in advance,
Salaam,
S. Mahmoud

S. Mahmoud,
You will find all "Khaak" recipes in my home page in Arabic language.
From Al Ahram News Paper January 16,1998 - Kahak El Eid - Arabic Language.
Because I do not have time to translate, please ask someone you know to translate them to you.
Good luck and Salams.
Ahmed Eissa


From: Bayoumi
Sent: Friday, March 01, 2002 10:09 PM
Subject: Just Hi from Mansoura
Dear Mr. Ahmed,
When my friend (your brother) Mr. Gamal Told me about you, I searched the net and finally found your wonderful home page, I would like to thank you alot for this great site ,the amazing efforts and the very sensitive Egyptian touch and spirit you had put in your web site, Omg I really loved it.
Well, I'm Bayoumi Abdel Ghani from Talkha, My small company in Mansoura is dedicated for everything about computers ( Hardware, networking, services,....etc ). Your nephew " Nermeen " is the Al_Bayoumi's office manager, or you can say "My right Shoulder" . I just wanted to say hi, and tell you I'm really proud of you and your family, I hope all the Egyptians who lives outside country will do the same.
My best regards for you and your family
Bayoumi Abdel Ghani Al_Bayoumi
Vice President
Al_Bayoumi Trade

Dear Mr. Bayoumi,
Thank you for your very nice e-mail from my favorite town "AL Mansoura".
You're very smart to find my new e-mail from my home page especially my brother Gamal does not know it yet.
What is the address of your business in "AL Mansoura"? When I come to "AL Mansoura" I'll visit your business.
Salams to all. My best regards for you and your family
Ahmed Eissa


From: "jacqueline elshafei"
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2002 6:04 PM
Subject: great job
I just want to say
Hi my name is Jacqueline and i married an egyption 7 yrs ago and i would love to learn your recipes.
good job and keep the good work up

Jacqueline,
Thanks for your nice e-mail.
Ahmed Eissa


From: Basmahamza@aol.com
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2002 2:10 PM
Subject: Thank you
Dear Ahmed Heissa,
I just wanted to write you to thank you for your excellent receipes. I just got married and my mom never cooked Egyptian food so I did not learn how to cook Egyptian. My husband is from Alexandria and wanted me to learn. I found your website by ask.com and tried many of your receipes and now no one can believe I cook Egyptian food so well. So, thank you and keep up the great work.
Basma Hamza

Dear Basma Hamza,
Thank you very much for your nice words. When I have time I usually add more recipes.
Thanks again.
Ahmed Eissa


From: nahla s. moustafa
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2002 2:19 PM
Subject: recipe for Kishk
Hello,
I am inquiring about your recipe for Kishk. I made it two nights ago, and I followed your directions very carefully. But when I got to the step where I have to add the chicken stock and then keep stirring for, the mixture did not thicken at all. Even after 15 minutes or so.
Did I do something wrong?
Can you tell me about how many cups is 1 litre of chicken stock?
And can you tell me about how many tablespoons of yogurt is 450 grams?
Perhaps my mistakes were in measuring the ingredients, (although I tried to be as accurate as possible).
Anyway, please get back to me as soon as you can, because I want to make this recipe again for my husband.
I have to mention to you how pleased I am with all of your recipes. Each week, I surprise my husband with dishes I never made before. And each time he says it really tastes like he's in Egypt!
I am so happy to have found your website!
Thank you very much.

Hello Nahla,
Sorry, I do not know what you did wrong cooking the Kishk. Make sure to use Kishk cake or powder.
How many cups is 1 liter of chicken stock?
4 cups in a liter.
How many tablespoons of yogurt is 450 grams?
8 oz of Yogurt = 227 grams, so you need about two 8 oz Yogurt containers.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa


From: Cheryl Allen
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 10:46 PM
Subject: An Invitation
Hi, Ahmed:
I just saw your web site and enjoyed it very much. I am very interested in the Egyptian culture and hope to visit Egypt one day with my family. I noticed on your resume that you work for Aetna in Hartford. My church is sponsoring a special service on marriage this Sunday (February 3) in the Hastings Hotel (right across from the Aetna building... corner of Farmington and Sigourney) at 10am. I wanted to extend an invitation for you and your wife to join us for the service. We would love having you there. Please reply to this email if you'd like more information.
Warm regards, Mike Allen
www.hartford.icoc.org

Mike Allen,
Thank you for the invitation, but we're not interested to attend.
In Islam, a man can marry unlimited wife's, but only up to four wife's at the same time. He must be able physically and financially to provide for them and treat them equally.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa


From: DixieGal19@aol.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 10:29 PM
Subject: Re: (no subject)
thank you so very much but there are some qusetions i need answers to. Like, what is clairified butter,and semolina flour? Thanx again
DixieGal19!

Please let me know which recipes you found them?
Thanks.


From: DixieGal19@aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 8:01 PM
Subject: (no subject)
Hi, I have a project due on Egypt.My partner and I want to make a sweet do you think you have any suggestions on a pastry or a little something sweet for about (19-20) people. please send the recipe!
P.S. i need this by Friday 2-1-02
thanx
DixieGal19

Hi DixieGal,
I recommend "Egyptian Sweet Dishes"
2) Basboussa (Called Cream of Wheat Cake, also called, Coconut and Semolina Cake) - It is very easy to make. I recommend it for a student school project.

Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa


From: PinkAquarius123@aol.com
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2002 12:30 AM
Subject: breakfast recipes
Hi Ahmed,
I was wondering if you had other recipes for an Egyptian breakfast besides ones with fuul and baida. My Nanna from Egypt is visiting for a month and I don't want her to get bored with breakfast. Thanks.
Cassie El Sayed

Cassie El Sayed,
As you requested, I just added number 3.
Egyptian Breakfast

1) Bean (Fuul Midammis) Breakfast usually consists of beans (Fuul Midammis), bean cakes (Ta'miya or Falafel), eggs, and/or pickles. Cheeses and jam - called nawahif, or 'dry things' are also part of breakfast meal.
2) Bean cakes (Ta'miya or Falafel) Breakfast is usually consists of beans (Fuul Midammis), bean cakes (Ta'miya or Falafel), eggs, and/or pickles. Cheeses and jam - called nawahif, or 'dry things' are also part of breakfast meal.
3) Bileela - Whole wheat grain Bileela - Whole wheat grain is served hot.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa


From: >
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2002 9:08 AM
Subject: Egyptian recipe
Ahmed,
My daughter's 4th grade class has been studying the Ancient Egyptian culture.
They will be having an Egyptian feast this Friday. I have been asked to make a dish with chicken. Most of the main dishes I've seen on the web have been with beef, or vegetables. Can you suggest a simple, chicken dish. I need to serve about 20-25 people.
Thank you for sharing an important part of your culture.
Maryanne Sachs

Maryanne Sachs,
As you requested, I added more chicken recipes to my site:

16) Several Egyptian Chicken Recipes - Tagin Frakh - Chicken Casserole:
Fried, Grilled, and Stewed.
Remember, after you go into my chicken recipes file, hit "F5 key" to refresh the file on your PC.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa


From: Karleen Thornhill
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2002 4:28 AM
Subject: Hi from Dar es Salaam
Hello Ahmed
I had a look at your recipes and unfortunately was unable to find what I wanted. I wondered if you could help me?
I have just returned from a holiday in Cairo and I drank Sahlab, but in your recipe I would have to buy a sachet to add it to the milk. Is there any way I could make this myself? The other drink I am unable to find a recipe for in sobya.... I will carry on looking, but if you could help me at all with another website or something, I would really appreciate it.
Many thanks
Karleen Thornhill
Rooms Division Manager
ROYAL PALM HOTEL
Dar es Salaam
Tel : 25 22 2112416
Fax : 25 22 2113532

Hi Karleen,
Sorry, this is the only way I know about Sahlab.
What is the other drink Sobya ?
Are you sure it is an Egyptian drink? If yes, please describe it for me.
I really want help.
Thanks.
Ahmed Eissa


From: >
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2002 9:08 AM
Subject: Egyptian recipe
Ahmed,
My daughter's 4th grade class has been studying the Ancient Egyptian culture.
They will be having an Egyptian feast this Friday. I have been asked to make a dish with chicken. Most of the main dishes I've seen on the web have been with beef, or vegetables. Can you suggest a simple, chicken dish. I need to serve about 20-25 people.
Thank you for sharing an important part of your culture.
Maryanne Sachs

Maryanne Sachs,
As you requested, I added several chicken recipes. I'll add more to my site:

16) Several Egyptian Chicken Recipes - Tagin Frakh - Chicken Casserole:
Fried, Grilled, and Stewed.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa


From: "Nivine Shenouda" >
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 4:46 PM
Subject: SHAWERMA
Hello, I love your your website. I was wondering if you had the receipe for Shawerma!
Nivine Doss-Shenouda
Maclean's Production Supervisor
Phone: 416-596-5538
Fax: 416-596-5644

Nivine Doss-Shenouda,
Sorry, I do not have the recipe for Shawerma.
Shawerma is meat. It is not cooked at home. You can only buy it from a restaurant or a food store.
Good luck.
Ahmed Eissa


From:
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2002 10:35 AM
Subject: About your food.......
Is your food on the website "Amed Hamdy Eissa's Kitien" real Egyptian food or just a way of cooking like the Egyptian.
Please Reply!

It is real Egyptian food.
Ahmed Eissa


From: millicentmacchione@yahoo.com
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2002 5:43 PM
Thanks for sharing your knowledge. Are fava beans the same as "fuls". Are they a close substitute? Millicent

Millicent,
"Fava Beans" are the same as "foul Mudammas". Egyptians eat it every day.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa


From: Hillary Pennella
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2002 9:58 PM
Subject: hi
Hi, I'm working on an Egyptian project for school. We are all required to make something. I was wondering if the recipes on your site are from along time ago, or if they are modern. Please E-mail me back soon.

Dear Hillary,
The recipes on my site are all modern ones.
Thanks.
Ahmed Eissa


From: "Sue Smoot" >
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2002 2:50 PM
Subject: Info please
I am probably spelling this incorrectly, and it may not even be an Egyptian recipe, but do you know how to make Macloobah? I'm told it means "upside down."
Thank you in advance for taking the time to get back to me...
Sue

Hi Sue,
I think "Macloobah" is not Egyptian. It is Saudi Arabian Meal made from vegetables.
Please ask a Saudi Arabian person about it.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa


From: "Al-Quaid, Faaizah" >
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2002 11:32 AM
Subject: question about the Mehalabeya recipe
salaam!
i was wondering if you could answer a question for me- i was looking at your recipe for Mehalabeya and i am unclear on 'nicha'. can you tell me what this is and where i can find it?
thanks.

Salaam Faaizah,
Nicha is Corn Starch.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa


From: "Robbie" >
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2002 11:14 PM
Subject: Egyption Curry
Hi!
I am after a recipe for Egyptian Curry (preferably a vegetable one). Do you know of one at all?
Thankyou for your time and I look forward to your reply. Robert
Griffin
Morgan

Hi Morgan,
As you requested, I added "Curry Sauce with Vegetables " into my home page under: "Egyptian's Spices"
Curry Sauce with Vegetables - Salsah Curry Ba-Al-Khdar.
My home page URL is my full name: www.ahmedhamdyeissa.com
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa


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