Ahmed Hamdy Eissa's Feedback 2003


Feedback For The Year 2003. Last Updated: December 31, 2003:

From: Essam Kenawi
Sent: Friday, November 28, 2003 6:41 AM
hallo,.mr:ahmed
<> my name is Essam Kenawi.i'am from egypt (cairo)
you have a very nice site.have a lot of fun
ESSAM & MARWA

Hello Essam and Marwa,
Al salamo alikom; Kol Sana wa Antom Taibeen - Eid Saaed.
Thank you for your nice e-mail.
I'm going to Egypt for one month trip between December 7, 2003 to January 6, 20004. I should reach Cairo on December 8th, 2003. My wife Linda will meet me in Cairo on December 21, 2003.
Please call me while I'm in Cairo. I'll be happy to meet with you.
Please tell me more about yourselves. Your picture is very nice.
I need more Egyptian friends.
Salams.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: dina ibrahim
Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2003 1:55 AM
Subject: Your Atayif recipe
Dear Mr. Ahmed Hamdy Eissa,
Kol sana we hadritak tayib. I wanted to write you a short note thanking you very much for providing a recipe for atayif on your homepage. My friends Nada and Shadi and myself are very grateful that you have made our Eid a joyous occasion. All we wanted this Eid was atayif. However there was a problem: we live in San Francisco and our families are in Egypt. We had no way of finding atayif and it was driving us crazy. Yours is the only website that had the recipe.
We followed your instuctions, and the atayif are delicious. There is one small suggestion we have to improve it: could you please specify on your page how much a packet of yeast measures? Is it one tablespoon, two, three? We don't know. We used a packet of yeast that we had, but we don't know if it is the right amount.
Thank you once again for your help. We really enjoyed your homepage! We have one last question: what is the music that you used in your greeting? It is quite beautiful.
Best Wishes,
Fellow Egyptians Dina Ibrahim, Nada Shalaby and Shadi Afifi.

Dear Dina Ibrahim, Nada Shalaby and Shadi Afifi,
Eid Mubarak. Thank you very much for your nice e-mail.
I'm going to Egypt for a month trip (between 12/7/03 to 1/6/04).
A packet of yeast measures is one tablespoon.
The music in my greeting site is from Fared Al-atrash song "Nora".
Best Wishes,
Ahmed Hamdy Eissa Ibrahim


From: Nooren1999@aol.com
Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2003 9:37 PM
Subject: letter
elsaam alikom pleas can you send to me how i make bety four ghoraiba and kahk elaid

Hello Unknown person,
You can find what you are looking for in Arabic in my site.

Egyptian Arabic Language Recipes from Al-ahram Arabic news paper:Tagen Sety (for cold days) - Halawiat Sham Al-nsem (eastern Deserts) - Atbak Al-amthanat (Examination time recips).
4. From Al Ahram News Paper January 16,1998 - Arabic Language only:
1) Kahak El Eid, 2) Kahak El Eid ba al-baking bawdr, 3) Garaiaba, 4) Betefor, 5) Baskawet Al noshader, 6) Baskawet Al nasha, 7) Shaklama, and 8) Karakesh.
Good Luck,
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: "David Buggie" >
Cc: >
Sent: Saturday, November 22, 2003 10:32 AM
Subject: Egyptian Friend - US Immigration Information Assistance
Ahmed,
Hello, my name is David Buggie and I am an Irish Engineer currently working in the USA (I have been living in Connecticut for 2 years). My job takes me all over the world and I spent 2001 in Alexandria, Egypt. While there I made some good friends, I became especially friendly with one of the Egyptian engineers and his fiance. During my time in Egypt, the USA accepted applications for the Diversity Visa 2003 program. Both my Egyptian friend and his fiance applied for the visa.
In 2002 my Egyptian friend and his fiance got married and also they were lucky enough to be successful in their application for a diversity visa. They havebeen through the interview process in Egypt with the US embassy and they are ready to come to the USA.
Besides getting the news that they succeeded in the visa application, they also had the wonderful news that the wife of my friend is pregnant, and the baby is due beginning of April 2004. They would like to stay in Egypt to have the baby and then come to the USA but their diversity visa will expire in March 2004 and the US embassy in Cairo will not grant an extension. They are trying to figure out if it is possible to come to the USA for a short time in January and then return to Egypt to have the baby, I have called the BCIS and from the information I got, I think once they come to the USA and apply for a green card, work permit etc. they will not be permitted to leave at least for a few months.
Obviously, they have some big decisions to make during this time and I am trying to support them with any information I can provide.
I have been looking at the website "Islamic Centre of Connecticut" and that is where I got your e-mail address. My friend in Egypt is very open minded and has even been to the USA before (he spent a summer in NY city while in college), however I am sure that moving from Egypt to the USA will be a very strange experience for him and his wife, is there someone involved with the Islamic centre who would be prepared to share some information/tips about moving to the USA, I think if they could communicate with someone who has been through a similar experience then it would really make them more comfortable. The other issue is whether there is anyone involved with the centre who would have some immigration related information that maybe could help them with their desire to have their first child in Egypt, but at the same time not loose their diversity visa.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. The e-mail address of my friend is :
hishamadel_ak@hotmail.com
In addition to this e-mail I will drop into the Islamic centre and try to speak to some people there. I am really not sure if anyone can help me or my friend but I hope the Islamic Centre and you are a good place to start.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
Regards,
David Buggie

Hello David,
I came to the USA 28 years ago. The immigration laws have changed since, and I am not familiar with the current laws. Someone at the Islamic Center may have some advice for you. Good Luck.
Regards,
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: salem elsayed
Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2003 1:33 PM
Subject: Salamo Alaikom (Feteer Meshaltet)
Dear Borther,
Jazakom Allah khair for the great recipe for the Feteer Meshaltet however when I did it, it came out of the oven with the top is so crispy and the inside is close to the Feteer Meshaltet.
Why it came that way? is there some thing wrong that I have done?
Please let me know and Jazakom Allah Khair.
Your Brother
Salem Abu-Alem

Dear Salem Abu-Alem,
Thanks for your nice e-mail.
It should crispy on top and the inside not crispy.
Salams.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: Mmicvincent@aol.com
Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2003 4:59 PM
Subject: Korle Senna W'enta Tyeeb!
Dear Ahmed
Ramadan Mubarak!
Just been on to your web site, as I needed the recipie for Omm Ali. Thank you very much.
My name is Michael, and I am from England. I have recently spent three years living and working in Egypt. It was Amazing!!! I first went to Egypt in 1999 for three weeks, Nile Cruise, Hurghada, and Cairo. I fell in love with the country! I have family friends there, so I got back to England, threw everything in the air, and March 2000, I went to live in Nezlett Es Seman,Cairo with my friends family. Ended up working as Hotel Manager on a Cruise ship on the Red/Med sea, as well as working on the Nile. I have learnt the language, and can read Arabic a little. Travelled all over the country on my own, by train, microbus and even 'kaboot'. Stayed in Minya, Armant (Luxor), Aswan, Dakhaila, almost everywhere. I even get mistaken as an Egyptian, as you can see by the photo. Have many, many good friends there, who have welcomed me into their homes, and treated me as one of the family. Such wonderful times. Enshallah, when work is better there, I shall return. As the saying goes, 'once you have tasted the water of the Nile, you shall always return' (I have drunk it, swam in it and washed in it!!)
Kind Regards and Best Wishes
Salaam Alecom
Michael Vincent (aka Abdel Halim Mansour)

Hi Michael Vincent (aka Abdel Halim Mansour),
Thanks for your nice e-mail. I'll be in Egypt between December 6, 2003 to January 6, 2004.
You can find Omm Ali (Umm Ali) on my home page:

Egyptian Sweet Dishes
6) "Umm Ali (Ali's mother)" - is a rich dessert invented by this woman (Umm Ali).
Good Luck.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: Shannon Kohlman
Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2003 10:29 PM
Hello,
Your website came up when I typed in sugar free Halawa Recipe. The following is what it was refering too:
From: Conni p
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 9:54 AM
Subject: halawa recipe
I found your recipe for halawa on line and you said that using honey would be better, but did not say how much honey to use. Do you know the exact amount of honey the recipe calls for? Thank you in advance.
Conni

Conni,
You use an equivalent honey instead of (three cups of sugar). Use three cups of honey.
Good luck.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com

I am looking for a honey Halawa ( or Halvah) recipe - my whole family loves the stuff, but my children are allergic too sugar (not honey or maple syrup) - just cane sugar. I have found some recipes on the internet but they aren't the real thing.
With such few ingrediants - honey and sesame seeds - how does such a miraculous sweet come into existence. Can you help me?
Shannon Kohlman

Hello Shannon Kohlman,
Please vivit my recipe site :

1) "Halawa Sweet" - "AKA Sweet" - "Egyptian Sugar WAX" - "Hair Removal" - Assalya - You can eat it, and you can use it as "Hair Removal".
Good Luck.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: Shaima Elk
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2003 9:12 AM
Subject: Mehalabeya (Plain)
Hello Ahmed,
I love your recipes page, It is my only reference whenever I need to cook Egyptian food. I wanted to try your "Mehalabeya (Plain) " recipe today, but I wasn't sure when you said "Cooked the same way as Mehalabeya with Mango except, without Mango juice or Mango slices. " whether you meant to replace the mango with any other liquid like milk or water or just remove the mango from the recipe. Also do you have a rice pudding recipe?
Thank you!
Shaima

Hello Shaima,
Please visit my Recipes home page:
11) Ruzz Bi-laban - Rice Pudding.
Thanks.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: mike Rae Selim
Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2003 7:36 AM
Subject: Kebda eskandarani
Dear MR. Ahmed
Thank you for this wonderfull pages
We like very much to coock the Kebda Eskandarni and we could not imagine any one else better than you to tel us about it .......
Many Thanks and best regaeds
Nashwa and mike

Dear Nashwa and mike,
Please visit my Recipes home page:
You may find what you are looking for but not Kebda Eskandarni (sorry).
Fried and Grilled Liver
Kibda ma'liya - Fried Liver (1), (2), and (3) - Kibda Mashwiya - Grilled Liver. Thanks.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: Berj
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2003 5:18 PM
Subject: ??????
Do you have recopies of Esh El Saria ???
or do you know were i can get
shoukran
Berj

Hello Berj,
Sorry, I do not have Esh El-saria recipe. I do not know were you can get it.
Shokran,
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com

Thank you
Berj
PS: i fond a mistake
17. Oregano (za'tar)
Dried leaves. Used mainly in marinades.
Thyme is zaatar


From: Alexis Awad
Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2003 8:03 PM
Subject: Ramadan
Salaam,
My name is Alexis Awad, I am an American married to an Egyptian, and with Ramadan coming I would like to surprise him with a big Egyptian meal, typical to those at the end of Ramadan (Or maybe I should wait until the last night of Ramadan, in your opinion). If you can reccomend anything i would greatly appreciate it. I already do cook some Egyptian food like molokheya, kofta, kosheri, and a few others.
Inshaallah this email fiinds you and your entire family in good health with the approach of the holy month.
Shokran,
-Alexis Awad

Salaam Alexis,
I do not recommend kosheri as an Egyptian meal for Ramadan.
I do recommend "Ros- Mo-amar" and Lahma mu'assaga - Savory minced beef (1) and (2), Lahma Mashwiya or Kebab - Grilled meat, Kufta Mashwiya - Grilled Minced Beef.
or
Fatta A-Ra'ba, Fatta Al-Lahma -- Fatta, with Neck or Beef
"Konafa" and "Basboussa" are a Ramadan sweet dishes.
Good Luck and Salaams.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: "Momamed Tahir Faki" >
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2003 5:54 AM
Subject: seeking address
Hallow Mr Ahmed
This me TAHIR again iam really feel the easiest way for me to get a help through the web is you dear AHMED with the best wishes from ALLAH Now I send my body status information to Dr. Mohamed Addafrawi site .After wards he passed it to Dr. Mahmood alshinawy to tell me the cure for the ailment iam suffering .
Later my PC failed so erased all data among it the web site of Dr Addifrawi to look for his reply to me in his web site . Now my questions are
1- would you please tell me about aldafrawi web page address.
2 - Inorder to avoid the Favorite missing again how can I save it in floppy disk
thank you once again and with my best wishes

Hello Tahir,
Sorry, I do not know Dr Addifrawi's web page address.
You can save the Favorite folder in floppy disk:
Write click on Start, select Explore,
Look in: select C: Drive
Search for files or folder name: Favorite*.*, Search Now.
You will find several files and folders.
Double click on: Favorite folder which is in C\Windows:
to confirm it contains all your favorite files.
Then, copy Favorite folder which is in C\Windows to floppy disk.
Good Luck.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: "tony braines" >
Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2003 6:56 AM
Subject: Egyptian Bread
Hello Ahmed
Salam
Warmest greetings to you and your family from England.
I wonder if you might help a member of my family. Whilst in Egypt my Aunt found that she could eat the bread where she stayed (she is currently ill and finds the smell and taste of English breads makes her feel sick). The hotel manager where she stayed let her have the recipe for the bread that she enjoyed however I cannot find proportions of water and lemon juice and vinegar (and also which kind of vinegar to use) or the baking times/oven heat.

The recipe as it stands is as follows
1kg Flour (which sort should we use???)
20 gm yeast
20gm salt
10 gm oil
20gm lemon juice & vinegar (I assume this is a mix)
Hope you can help as I would like to cook the bread for my Aunt
Thank you in advance
Tony Braines

Hello Tony Braines,
Salams and warmest greetings to you and your family from the USA.
What is the Egyptian Bread name?
Usually the bread flour is wheat flour.
The proportions of water is you should keep adding water to the flour until it becomes a dough.
Assume 10gm lemon juice and 10gm white vinegar. If white vinegar is not available, then, use red vinegar.
The baking time is a few minutes. Keep watching the bread until it is cooked then take it out.
I think oven heat is 350 degree.
Hope I helped.
Salams.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: Kamar007@aol.com
Sent: Friday, September 26, 2003 1:21 PM
Subject: KUDOS FOR A JOB WELL-DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I loved the recipes.....My father was from Cairo and my mother from Ireland.....
Me, well, I have long red curly hair and green eyes....BUT- I have an arab mind and stomach......
Now, I am engaged to an egyptian.....and I am using YOUR recipes to "impress him" InshaAllah.
Mom's dead, so------- PLEASE post or direct me towards: A rice and chicken recipe that is SERVICED UPSIDE-DOWN ???? My mom used to make this, and it had whole spices in it.
Alhumduillah and JazakAllah
Kamar

Hello Kamar,
Thank you for your nice e-mail.
I do not really know exactly what you need. Please visit my recipes site:

You may be looking for this recipe:
4) Fatta A-Ra'ba, Fatta Al-Lahma -- Fatta, with Neck or Beef - moisten bread with the boiling broth and cover with thick layer of rice. Wet the rice with the remaining yogurt, flavored heavily with garlic soup. Arrange the meat, neck or chicken around the rice, in a ring. It is great.
Also look for the following recipes:
16) Several Egyptian Chicken Recipes - Tagin Frakh - Chicken Casserole: Fried, Grilled, and Stewed.
Good Luck and Sallams,
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: Vadilal - PFD Puchase
Sent: Saturday, September 20, 2003 1:11 PM
Subject: Baby Okra Seeds
We are looking for the Zero number okra seeds from Egypt. Can you send us the list of Seed exporter of Okra from Egypt.
Regards,
Umesh Patel
Manager Procurement

Umesh Patel,
I live in the USA. I do not really know anything about us the list of Seed exporter of Okra from Egypt.
Good Luck.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: Ben Greenstein
Sent: Monday, September 15, 2003 5:56 PM
Subject: Hi
Hi,
My name is Ben and I used your recipe for Karkadeeh tea but am not sure if I do it right. Must I discard the juice each time until it loses the reddish hue or keep the jiuce from each successive boiling and combine it all afterwards?
Congratulations on your website.
Thanks,
Ben

Hi Ben,
The juice is what you drink. Boil the flowers to get the concentrated red juice. Add water and sugar to the concentrated red juice to drink it. You can reboil the flowers several times to get more red juice. Repeat until no more juice comes from the flower. Then throw the flower away.
www.ahmedhamdy.com


From: siskander
Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2003 11:49 PM
good evening, i am an egyptian who lives in the usa for the last thirty four years, i miss egypt tremendously, could you please tell me how to make semit bel semsem? also how to make fetieer meshaltet? do you know how to make eish el saraya? i have not been able to find anything on any of these and my mouth waters just at the thought of t hem, rabbena yekalleek for us, thank you for a beautiful site.
caispot

Hello Caispot,
If you really miss Egypt, you should go to Egypt once in a while.
Sorry, I do not really know how to make Semit bel semsem, Fetieer meshaltet, or Eish el saraya.
I'm planning on going to Egypt in December for 1 month. If I find out, I'll put them on my home page.
Thanks again.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: hassunaa@earthlink.net
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2003 4:55 PM
Subject: can you help me
First i want to thank you for this page,and please help me to know how can i make a pouri bread "iknow that you are not a cooker" but try to help me please i realy want to eat it iate it in taka grill resturant in Alexandria which is my conutry iam living now in u.s.a which is far away from this resturant but i still smell and taste they fry the bread and it look like a balloon AH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YA SLAAAAAM please try to help me and thank you very much

Hello Un-named person,
Thank you for your e-mail.
Sorry, I do not know how you can make a pouri bread. Once I know, I'll add it to my home page.
I know how to make:
Aash Makamar "Dark Crisp Egyptian Pita Bread":
The flour is a mix of wheat flour and the wheat flour skin. It is the same as the "Aash Balady" except it is baked longer, until it become "Crisp Egyptian bread". It is used to make "Fatta".

Good Luck.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: Cherylmoneiry@aol.com
Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2003 12:10 PM
Subject: I really enjoy your web sight
Hello my name is Cheryl and i have been married to an Egyptian man for almost 5 months now and i have been searching for Egyptian foods to make for my husband and you have many of them here in your sight and other things that are very interesting to read.You have a lovely family that i seen in the pictures.
May God be with you and your family alway's.
Keep up with your good job here !
Cheryl

Hello Cheryl ,
Thank you very much for your nice e-mail.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: Dapainta1@aol.com
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 11:53 AM
Subject: Food!
Dear Ahmed, It was wonderful discovering your web site! My dad was born in Alexandria 92 years ago........he always did all the cooking for the family and still does for himself and mom (and for us too!). My aunt makes Mulukhiya with lemon and my Dad omits the lemon. He says he "never heard" of it with lemon........so I checked and found your recipies for him..........Thanks!
Denise Shamoun

Dear Denise Shamoun,
I "never heard" of Mulukhiya with lemon.
Thanks.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: Ong Boon Min, Mandy
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2003 5:38 AM
Subject: Ros Mo-amar
Dear Ahmed,
I love ros mo, but I cannot get the same taste as the one which I have tasted in Egypt ............. I think the one I have tasted taste a bit "sweet" but not too sweet.
Egyptian told me is rice cooked with milk, sugar & coconut milk .......... Any idea it is the same as your ros mo recipe???
Furthermore, I don't have a right pot to cook it in the oven, so I used rice cooker, the result is not as good as I have imagined :)
Thanks & Regards,
MANDY ONG

Mandy,
No coconut milk. Ros Mo-amar is the same as my recipe.
Good Luck.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: "Lina Fakhro"
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 9:06 AM
Subject: AL Jillab
Dear sir,
I would highly appreciate receiving a recipe of how to make Al Jillab Juice.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation
Lina

Lina,
I just returned from 3 weeks vacation.
I do not know what is al Jillab Juice. Is it Egyptian?
Please clarify.
Thanks.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: "Rebecca"
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2003 9:30 PM
Subject: Hello, I have a ? about the sugaring.......
Hi my name is Rebecca, I have never tried sugaring, and am thinking about it.....
I have tried shaving, and all the creams......I usually just end up with an awful looking, and very painful rash.
My ? is ....would wax paper be ok to use, to put it on after cooking, I saw someone said they used a plate, but I was wondering if the wax paper would melt, or be thick enough to handle it??( Most of our cereal bags are made out of a wax paper......)
Thanks Sincerely, Rebecca
Beccasbiz@kc.rr.com

Hi Rebecca,
Sugaring is like dough. Wax Paper is not necessary.
Thanks.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: Amanda
Sent: Monday, July 28, 2003 9:16 PM
Subject: great site! from calif
hello! my name is amanda. i have visited your site a few times now and i have found what i am looking for eat time. thank you, for having something such as this for us white girls! i am married to a jordanian and really try to cook the arabic foods he loves. really, he prefers american food but, not me. i like different foods from all over the world. i cook them too. i guess you could say i am adventurous. today, i got all four of your recipes for kosa. i will ask him which one is most like his style. if he doesn't know, i will choose for him! anyhow, i love this site. thank you once again. and now, i will go back and look for the chicken with cauliflour recipe that is served with rice. I LOVE IT with lots of lemon.
sincerely,
amanda

Dear Amanda,
Thank you very much for your nice feed back.
Sincerely,
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: walid nasr
Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2003 10:34 PM
Subject: aesh baldi
Dear sir madam
i,m an egyption in australia making egyption bread for the new market so other people can notifiy it.also to our egyption people inaustralia. i need your help on which type of divider can divide the bread into balls automitically not manuely, is there a machine i can use to divide that type of soft dough ,because i need to produce big numbers and need a machine that will do it automatically please if you can help me it will be appreciated to advertise our tradtional bread in the eastern world.thank you and awaiting your urgent respond.

Hello unknown person,
How come you did not mention your name?
Sorry, I would like to help, but I do not know which machine that you can use to divide and round the bread (aesh baldi).
Remember, I'm a Software Engineer. I'm not a cook.
Please let me know when you found out which machine, so I can add it to my home page to help others.
Good luck and Salams.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com

From: walid nasr
Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2003 3:01 AM
Subject: Re: aesh baldi
Dear ahamed im sorry i didnt mention my name my name is walid nasr and iam located in sydney australia and doing the egyption bread as a buisness to my community and other foreners , thanks for your reply but, i was wandering where you have got your recipe for the egyption can you find the machine that can divivde it f you can it will be well if not thank you very much for yor time and hope to speak to yo onceagain walid nasr

Dear Walid Nasr,
I'm going to Egypt from August 3rd to August 24th. I'll ask for you. I hope I remember.
Salams.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com

From: walid nasr
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2003 1:55 AM
Subject: Re: aesh baldi
Dear ahamed
Thank you for your reply and thanks to your kind heart that you will ask for me in egypt anyway have a good tripe and salam ala all egypt i have not been there since 1994
if you are going to ask there about the divider i think it would be in those bakerys that are in an expensive area the other areas do it by labour, anyway i will leave it to you and hope i will hear from you soon good luck and enjoy your holiday.salam alako.

Dear Walid Nasr,
I just came back from Egypt trip.
I asked there about the divider. I personally went inside a bakery and saw the manual kasseri.
I could not read anything on it. They just repainted it. They told me the Kasseri is for Ash Fino not for Aesh Baldi.
It is called (Kasseri Ll-aash) for (Aash Fino) only. They put 2 or more Kilo grams of dough and the Kasseri divide it to 36 Lokma (small dough). There are 2 types of Kasseri: Electric and manual.
You can buy it from Cairo, Madint Nasr, in a store at the beginning of Makram Abed Street. I do not know its name.
Good Luck.
Salams.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: Tahir
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2003 3:48 PM
Subject: Thanks
Dear Ahmed,
Thanks for your mail, I was indeed very much encouraged with your reply. I need your guidance, in a matter, In fact I have an e mail friend from America and we are in communication for last one and half year. Now at the moment we both are in love and wants to get marry, but I dont know the procedure what to do and how it would be matured, she also doesnt know how to go about it. I am very serious about her and all most crazy about her so as a brother I need your guidance, advice and assistance. Please do spare some moments for me and give me some of your wise advises keeping in view your experiences.
Ill be highly obliged if you put me wise. May God bless you and your family.
Take a very good care of you and nice family.
Yours sincerely
Tahir

Dear Tahir,
Assuming you live in Egypt now, the best for you is she has to come to Egypt and marry you in Egypt.
Then, she has to go to the American Consult in Cairo and singe paper to help you immigrate to the USA.
You can ask her to call me (860) 649-3398. I'll explain to her everything.
Good Luck.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: Rashid Patrawala
Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2003 11:55 AM
Subject: making pure tahina
Dear brother,
I want to start making tahina paste in commercial terms.
I am looking for tahina recipe like that of Tema of saudi arabia.
I am an indian, unemployed and do something on my own.
please help.
abdul rashid.

Dear Abdul Rashid,
Good plan.
I buy Tahina already made. Then, I put things on it to make it tasteful. Sorry, I can not help you in making Tahina paste.
Good luck.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: Anubisinra@aol.com
Sent: Monday, July 07, 2003 12:22 PM
Subject: Molokhia in USA?
Hello -
I will be travelling to the Seattle, Washington area of the Pacific Northwestern USA, and am wondering if you know of any place that I can get molokhia there?
Thank you very much for any help that you can provide.
Katherine

Katherine,
Sorry, I do not know of any place that you can get Molokhia in the Seattle, Washington area of the Pacific Northwestern USA. Search the internet for Import Export grocery stores in that area and call them. If you can not find it there search for the Islamic Center in that area and ask to speak with any Egyptian or Arab person, then, ask him/her for the address or phone number of the grocery store that sells Egyptian food.
Good Luck.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: "Mohamed El-Ezaby"
Sent: Sunday, July 06, 2003 6:05 AM
Subject: Interested

Hallo Mohamed El-Ezaby,
I was unable to open your attached resume. My browser can read English
language only.
I do not have a company. I'm looking for a job like you. Good luck.
Thanks.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: Tahir
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 4:02 PM
Subject: Hello
Dear Ahmed,
Assalam o Alaikam,
By chance I saw your web page, it was so interesting that it compel me to write to you for some clarification so if you kindly allow me to have friendship with you.....
well as regard to me I am Tahir from Islamabad, 39 Male, working in a human resource department as Administrative officer for last seventeen years.
I would to have correspondence with you
please take very good care of you and your family
your new pal
Tahir

Dear Tahir,
Assalam a Alaikam,
Yes, you can write to me. What clarification would you like.
Thanks.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: shenaz m
Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2003 10:53 AM
Subject: problem with konafa.
Hi, I have made konafa several times and each time the konafa does not stay put. It is very crumbly even after it has cooled from the oven. I end up with 3 cups of konafa shreds after the whole thing is finished. What can I do to solve this.
I use one packet of konafa, 1/2 stick butter, and sweet cheese.
shenaz

Hi Shenaz,
Put the honey or sugar syrup as directed in the recipe.
Good luck.
www.AhmedHamdyEIssa.com


From: Allia DeAngelis
Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2003 12:06 PM
Subject: Thank you
Thank you for your Koshari recipe!!

Allia DeAngelis
Project Manager
IKANO Communications
Fax/Phone: 801.415.8218

Hello Allia,
You're welcome.
www.AHmedHamdyEissa.com


From: "Fazlul Haque Surja" >
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2003 6:45 AM
Subject: Sambusak
Hello Mr. Ahmed,
Assalamu Alikum, I have read many articles about your food, receipe etc. Would you pleas help me out. I am looking for machine to make Sambusak and a good receipe. pleas let me know.
Sukran Yah Azizi,
Sincerely yours, Surja

Hello Surja,
Thank you for your nice e-mail.
Please let me know where did you read many articles about your food, recipe etc ?
Sorry, I do not know about a machine to make Sambusak.
There are two ways for Sambusak - Turnovers: 1) Sambusak - Turnovers with meat/cheese filling.
2) Sambusak - Turnovers with spinach filling.
You can find a good recipe on my home page:

11) 'Sambusak' - Turnovers - This is an Egyptian 'Sambusak' - Turnovers.
This pastry is not a sweet dish.
Good Luck.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: mcdoniel@email.arizona.edu
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2003 7:36 PM
Subject: College report
Thank you for a wonderful site.
I am writing a report/presentation for a Middle eastern humanities class.
our project is to present for 30 min a holiday and some food from Egypt.
While your recipes were a great help I am wondering if you could help me with finding a holiday and maybe a particular food associated with the holiday specific to Egypt. I would appreciate anything you could provide.
Thank you
Darin Mcdoniel
Senior
College of Engineering and Mines
University of Arizona

Hello Darin,
A holiday recipes and food associated with the Ramadan Holly month holiday in Egypt:

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.
The recipe of sweet dish called Baseema is the same as the Basboussa recipe except you add a lot of coconut.
3) "Konafah" - (To serve 7 people) cooked in the oven. It is my favorite Egyptian sweet. Try it.
4) "Atayif (Katayf)" - Be-El Mukassarat (Atayif with Mixed Nuts or Sweet white sauce).
Enjoy.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com

From: mcdoniel@email.arizona.edu
Sent: Friday, May 23, 2003 5:25 PM
Subject: Re: College report
Thank you very much. Are these foods associated with the Breaking of the fast.

Yes,
They are desserts we eat them after the break the fast meal.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: Soulange354@aol.com
Sent: Friday, May 23, 2003 2:31 PM
Subject: Hi There
Hello,
I am an Egyptian living abroad and I was desperately looking for Eish Baladi recipe yet couldn't find it easily then I was referred to u by Father Dominic website and there I found everything I was looking for and even more. I just wanted to thank u for all the nice Egyptian recipes that I really miss and u put them all there. The most important thing is that I found baladi bread and am gonna try baking it very soon and will try Feteer as well, thanks again for that nice website and keep the good work.
God bless you

Thank you the unnamed person for your nice e-mail.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: Ong Boon Min, Mandy
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2003 2:54 AM
Subject: Egyptian's Kebab Recipe
Dear Ahmed,
I made a trip to Egypt last December and love their beef/lamb kebabs, do you have any recipe to share with for these two???
Thanks & Regards,
MANDY ONG

Dear Mandy,
As you requested I added what you requested to my home page:

12) Lahma mu'assaga - Savory minced beef (1) and (2), Lahma Mashwiya or Kebab - Grilled meat, Kufta Mashwiya - Grilled Minced Beef. v Enjoy,
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: Garrilyn Olaguera
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 2:39 PM
Subject: Mehalabeya Recipe
Aloha,
I e-mailed you last week to find out the standard measurement of the corn starch. We made the mehalabeya. Is the consistency supposed to be like a pudding or more firm like jello? I thought maybe I didn't let it sit out to cool long enough to get firm and thats why it probably turned out more like a pudding. Also I used a canned mango juice and couldn't really taste the mango flavor. Do you use juice from the fruit itself for a better flavor?

Aloha,
Mehalabeya is supposed to be like a pudding.
A canned mango juice is fine, but use juice from the fruit itself for a better flavor.
Good Luck.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: "Williams, Janice" >
Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2003 8:23 AM
Subject: Egyptian theme
good morning, come this July i am giving a party for about 300 people! i would like for the theme to be Egyptian i need info on the foods and drink the Egyptian ate and drink. i also need to know how they decorated their homes and the clothes they wore. i live in Detroit could you also provide where would i go to find these thing to buy! to simulate the elusion of being Egypt. i no this a big order so any info you have to share i would appreciate it truly! thanks for your time and cooperation.
Janice C. Williams
313-226-9247
J.C.W.
Secretary II
United Way
jwillia@uwcs.org

Hi Janice,
Good morning to you.
You can find info on the foods and drink the Egyptian ate and drink on my site:

They decorated their homes with family pictures and natural beautiful pictures.
The clothes they wore and where would you go to find these thing to buy on this site:

Good Luck.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com

From: "Williams, Janice" >
Sent: Monday, May 05, 2003 8:42 AM
Subject: RE: Egyptian theme
thank you so much for your info!
is egyptian & lebanese food, dress and drink the same???

Hi Janice,
No Egyptian & Lebanese food, dress and drink are not the same but almost the same.
Thanks.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: janet inofuentes
Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2003 3:20 PM
Subject: Moroheya?
Hi Ahmed,
I love your web page, my husband is from Egypt and we recently got married. I am learning to cook a lot of dishes with you!
I like to know how to make moroheya, could you help me?
Thanks,
Janet
***************************************************************
L. Janet Inofuentes
F. MacCormack Agency
Personal Lines Division
Ph) 732-828-2900
Fx) 732-828-3110

Hi Janet,
What is Moroheya? Do you mean Mulukhiya? If yes, then, it is already on my home page, see below. If, no, please explain more.
13) Mulukhiya - is a leafy summer vegetable (Fresh, Dried, Ta'lya, Tomatoes, Rabbit, Muluki (Roya), Bi-L-Samak (Fish), and Burani (unchopped - 2 Ways))
Thanks.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: Garrilyn Olaguera
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 5:04 PM
Subject: Recipe for Mehalabeya
Aloha from Honolulu, Hawaii,
I have a question regarding the Mehalabeya recipe. I don't understand the measurement for the Nicha (corn starch). You indicate 4 soup spoons, what is the standard measurement, tablespoon, teaspoon, or less. I would like to get this correct as my son, who is doing a project on Egypt, will be making this dessert to share with his class.
Thank you

The standard measurement is a tablespoon.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: Conni p
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 9:54 AM
Subject: halawa recipe
I found your recipe for halawa on line and you said that using honey would be better, but did not say how much honey to use. Do you know the exact amount of honey the recipe calls for?
Thank you in advance.
Conni

Conni,
You use an equivalent honey instead of (three cups of sugar). Use three cups of honey.
Good luck.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: "Loretta Ross" >
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2003 4:00 PM
Subject: Sugar Hair Removal
I was wanting a receipe for hair removal for my legs and thought maybe you might have an old receipe one could share with me. I was looking at your site while looking for a receipe and found it to be quite interesting.. Thank You Sweetpea of California

Hi Sweetpea of California,
Thank you for your nice e-mail.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: Vivienne Pace
Sent: Friday, April 25, 2003 7:58 AM
Subject: Hummus
WEhilst dining out I really enjoyed HUMMUS on toasted bread. do you by any chance have a recipe.
Thanks Vivienne

Hello Vivienne,
As you requested, I added Hummus recipe to my home page:
Hummus - (Low Fat Vegetarian recipe).
Enjoy.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: Gargee Parikh
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2003 3:26 PM
Subject: Question on Hawosi.
Hello,
I came across your website, where I found the recipe for Hawosi. I do not know what are the spices that you mention, can you please give me an idea?
Thanks,
Gargee.

Hello Gargee,
18) Hawosi (Aish Bellahma - Bread with ground beef) - Hawosi is like meat in pita bread wrapped in paper and baked in the oven.
Please click on it to know the details.
Good Luck.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com

From: Gargee Parikh
Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2003 9:50 PM
Subject: Re: Question on Hawosi.
Hello Ahmed,
I did go to that link already and that's why I asked the question. In the third ingredient you mention Salt and Other Spices. I wanted to know what other spices were you talking about.
Thanks for the quick response.
Gargee

Hello Gargee,
18) Hawosi (Aish Bellahma - Bread with ground beef) - Hawosi is like meat in pita bread wrapped in paper and baked in the oven.
Please click on it to know the details.
Salt and Spices (such as: Nutmeg, small bay leaves, black, hot, and white pepper) to taste.
Good Luck.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: Melanie Baggao
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2003 2:21 AM
Subject: Bileela Recipe?
Do you have a recipe for bileela?

Hello Melanie,
As you requested, I added Bileela's recipe to my home page:

Egyptian Breakfast
3) Bileela - Whole wheat grain Bileela is a breakfast dish.
Enjoy.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: mohamed labeb
Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2003 7:02 PM
Subject: Fwd:

Hello Mohamed Labeb,
I could not read your e-mail. My browser can only read English.
Please re-send your e-mail using English.
Thanks.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: "Fernando Martinez" >
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2003 2:36 PM
Subject: I'm also Eissa
Hi Mr. Ahmed:
I found your page because I'm looking information about my mother's single First Name is Eissa.
we live in Mxico city and my mother have 9 brothers (6 male and 3 women).
Our grand grandfather was the original pearson with this First name, unfortunetly he dies when my grandfather was born in 1888-1891 and in all the family we are try to looking for our history, because in Mxico, we are the only Eissa family, and is so hard to know our heraldic.
Thanks in advance forr your help.
Best Regards.
Fernando M. Eissa

Hi Fernando M. Eissa,
Jesus in Arabic is Eissa.
Eissa is a common name through out the Middle East. Muslim and Christians are honored to have this name since it is a prophet's name. Some people spell it Isa, Issa, Esa or Essa.
I do not think we are related but it is nice to hear from you.
Good luck.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: pollythene
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2003 7:10 PM
Subject: basboussa
hi. I used to eat basboussa as often as I could get it (a kenyan friend would make it for me) and now I want to make it for a class, but I can't find anything about its origins. Could you help me? Thank you.
Jamey Yorks

Hi Jamey Yorks,
I think Basboussa's origins is Egypt. You can find the recipe on my home page.
Thanks.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: corinapost
Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2003 11:27 AM
Subject: HELLO
HELLO AHMED
MY NAME IS AHMED I'M EGYPTIAN I'M LEAVING IN TANZANIA AND I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THERE IS A WAY TO LISTEN TO THE RADIO STATION IN EGYPTIAN SATELLITE CHANNELS ,THANK'S.

Hello Ahmed,
Sorry, I do not know.
Thanks.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: "Abeer A. Mohamed" >
Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2003 11:19 PM
Dear Mr.Ahmed
As'salamo alekom wa ra7mato Aallah,I hope that you and your family are fine and in good health..
would you please add (Grilled fish-samak mashwee) to your great recepies,I will be thankful If you could add it
Thank you in advance ..
Mrs.A. Eldoronki
PA,USA

Dear Mrs.A. Eldoronki,
As you requested, I added Grilled fish-samak mashwee:

12) Fish (Samak):
1. Samak bi-al-tahina - Fish with tahina sauce,
2. Sayadiyit al-samak - Fish, boiled with cooked rice,
3. Samak Mashwee - Grilled fish,

Good Luck.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: bvbrn
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 1:28 AM
Subject: asslm
asslm
this is ameera from bahrain.twice i received promt reply from ufor my letter. i tried ur fateer reciepe. i did exactly like u mentioned and it came out well. actually the fateer i had it from egypt was totally diffrent.that was a strechy dough like shrudal pastry. after streching the oily dough they were filling with some custard made out of plain flour and water.after baking they sprinkle powdered sugar on the pastry.i would like to know the name and recipe for that.they said its called egyptian bite.i am expecting reply from u.
thank u

Salaams Ameera,
In the past 28 years I lived in the USA. Therefore, I do not really know the recipe you asking. There are hundreds of ways to make fateer.
This year in August and December, I'm planning on going to Egypt twice. If I remember, I'll check for what you asking.
Sorry, be patient.
Salaams.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: Diane
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2003 5:06 AM
Subject: Food
Can you please send me all of the well known and favourite foods from egypt to ayl0002@mooroopnasc.vic.edu.au
as soon as possible

Diane,
Every thing you find in my home page is well known and favorite foods from Egypt. Just pick one.

Good Luck.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: "CATHY AMUNDSON" bootlegger1@mailbug.com
Sent: Monday, March 24, 2003 8:11 PM
Subject: ???
Can you tell me what well-sweetened milk is? Also, what is gullash?
(explain)

Hello,
Sorry, I do not know what is a sweet milk.
Gullash is fresh, soft. paper-tin pastry sheets, sold in bakeries.
Good Luck.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: JBolno@aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2003 11:43 AM
Subject: I have a question...
Hello, I am doing my school assignment and you see i have to scan the web, e-mail people, and/or talk to people to find a great Egyptian recipe. could ypu help me out? thanks bye...Oh and my E-mail adress is JBolno@aol.com

Hello,
You can make Basbousa. Visit my home page:
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.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: Lorane1@aol.com
Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2003 8:44 PM
Subject: Website
Hello,
I am glad I found your website! I married an Egyptian man last September and until now had trouble finding authentic Egyptian recepies.
I am wondering also if you know of any social clubs in Fairfield county my husband might join so he can meet other Egyptians in the area. He is in New Jersey now because he can't find work near home. He works in the food industry and has only been in this country a couple years.
Thank you for any help you can give us.
Mohamed & Lorraine

Hello Lorraine,
Thanks for your nice e-mail. It is also nice of you to help your husband find other Egyptians. What is your husband do for living? If he likes, he can call me at home (860) 649-3398.
I believe there are no Egyptian social clubs in Fairfield county or any where in CT.
The only way to meet other Egyptians is to go to The Islamic Center of CT in Windsor or any Islamic center in CT.
Good Luck.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: myra borisute
Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2003 6:59 AM
Dear Mr Ahmed,
I am having a party in a few days and would like to serve sambusak - a date-filled Lebanese pastry.
I can make the filling easily - but what is the PASTRY dough made of??
I live in Thailand.
Thank you for any information
M Borisute
myrab@cscoms.com

Dear M. Borisute,
Pastry Ingredients:
1. 1 kg best-quality flour
2. 1/2 cup butter or oil
3. 2 tablespoons baking powder
4. cooking oil Please visit my home page:
11) 'Sambusak' - Turnovers - This is an Egyptian 'Sambusak' - Turnovers. This pastry is not a sweet dish.
Good Luck.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: AHMED awd
Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2003 10:41 PM
Subject: hi ahmed
hello ahmed
my name is ahmed i'm egyptian i'm in tanzania and i would like to know if there's a way to listening to the radio station on egyptian satellite channels ,thank's
Many regards Ahmed Abdel Moniem

Hello Ahmed,
You can listen to Egypt radio from the internet:

Egypt Radio
Different parts in the USA and different countries offer different TV satellite packages. I do not know about listening to the radio station on Egyptian satellite channels.
Good Luck.
www.AhmedAhmedyEissa.com

From: AHMED awd
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2003 3:37 PM
Subject: Re: hi ahmed
thank's ahmed
could you tell me how can i watch the egyptian chanals on my pc i did all the steps but i got nothingthank's again
Many regards Ahmed Abdel Moniem

Hello Ahmed,
You can listen to Egypt radio from the internet:
1) Go to this site:
2) Scroll down and click on Egypt Radio
3) Click on "Real Audio", or click on
24 hours daily Radio Live Broadcast
4) You'll need to down load "RealOne Player software" to hear the sound.
5) Click on Play to connect to: pnm://rmedia.sis.gov.eg/encoder/live.ra
6) If you could not connect, then, try again different time or follow the instructions on the screen. Get more information.
If it did not work, then, I do not know why.
Good Luck.
www.AhmedAhmedyEissa.com


From: Tina G Lambert
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2003 7:22 PM
Subject: project
hi will you please help me i have a project due tommorow and i have to make a middle east recipie also my mom said to use the suplies here do you know of any recipies that you can make guick and easy at home also i need a recipie that i can make out of every day food suplies at home in the USA urgent
Tina Gilbert-Lambert, CAS
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864.879.7177
864.879.3477 Fax
864.620.2750 Pager

Hi Tina,
You can make Basboussa.

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.
I think Basboussa's origins is Egypt. I do not know where you could find this information. Egyptian Muslims often make it a lot during the Muslim's holly month of Ramadan. It does not cost a lot to make it. It is very easy to make. Good luck.
Thanks!
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: socalshakes@earthlink.net
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2003 2:13 PM
Subject: a question about Basbuoussa
I am making Basboussa for an extra credit project. We are supposed to also share a little bit of history about the item we're making. Do you know anything about the history or origins of Basboussa, or any other information? If not, do you know where I could find this information? I am hoping to hear back from you as soon as possible. Thanks!
Meredith

Hi Meredith,
I think Basboussa's origins is Egypt. I do not know where you could find this information. Egyptian Muslims often make it a lot during the Muslim's holly month of Ramadan. It does not cost a lot to make it. It is very easy to make.
Sorry, I do not know anything about the history of Basboussa.
Thanks!
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: MONA HALIM
Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2003 7:13 PM
Subject: how to make assalya
Hi Ahmad:
I like your site and I was wondering if you have the way of how to make assalya at home.
please advise.
Thank you,
Mona

Hi Mona,
You can find Assalya recipe on my home page:

1) "Halawa Sweet" - "AKA Sweet" - "Egyptian Sugar WAX" - "Hair Removal" - Assalya - You can eat it, and you can use it as "Hair Removal".
Enjoy,
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com

From: MONA HALIM
Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2003 7:13 PM
Subject: how to make assalya
Hi Ahmad:
I like your site and I was wondering if you have the way of how to make assalya at home.
please advise.
Thank you,
Mona


From: Mohamed H. El-Banhawy
Sent: Friday, March 14, 2003 3:25 AM
Subject: Ashora
Hi Ahmed,
What is your reciepe for ASHORAH?
Mohammed Banhawy

Hi Mohammed Banhawy,
As you requested, I added 'Ashorah to my home page:


Enjoy,
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: Dianne Longlade
Sent: Friday, March 14, 2003 11:17 AM
Dear Sir,
I am learning how to cook Middle Eastern dishes because my future daughter in law is Lebanese. So, to please her I bought Halawa Extra. However, she has been in Canada since she was 5 years old and this is one thing she does not know about. Can you please tell me what I am supposed to do with this beside sugaring the body?
Thank you,
Dianne

Dear Dianne,
You can eat the Halawa or you can use it as Hair removal.
Good Luck.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: "Abeer A. Mohamed" >
Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2003 1:49 PM
Subject: Great Recipes :-)
As'slamo alekom wa rahmato Allah,
Mr.Amed Hamdy ,
I would like to express my admiration of your web page I've just found it in a search, The recepies are great ,but I wonder if I could ask for a specific recipe I was looking for ,it is ( Aish bellahma -bread with ground beef-) I will be thankful If you would provide me with it.
Thank you in advance ..
Mrs.A. Eldoronki
PA,USA

As'slamo alekom wa rahmato Allah, Mrs.A. Eldoronki,
As you requested, I added "Aish bellahma -bread with ground beef" recipe to my home page:

18) Hawosi (Aish Bellahma - Bread with ground beef) - Hawosi is like meat in pita bread wrapped in paper and baked in the oven.
Enjoy.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: bvbrn
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2003 5:23 AM
Subject: thank you
asslm
this is ameera shafi from bahrain.2 weeks back i visited egypt and i was very happy with the people over there and i was very much impressed by the food.actually i was serching for the recipe for the fatheer and baseema. i got the recipe from u r site.defnitly i will try that and let u know.thank u so much for ur beautiful sight. if u can send me the fatheer recipe i will be glad.
thank u
with regards
ameera

Dear Ameera,
Salams. Thank you very much for your nice e-mail. You can find the fatheer recipe on my home page:

Feteer Meshaltet - Short Crust Pastry.
Good luck.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com

From: bvbrn
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2003 5:24 PM
Subject: thanks for the quick reply
asslam
thank nu for ur quick reply.can u pls give me the recipe of sweet dish called baseera. i had it from alexandria.i went through all u r recipe.i got the fatheer recipe. thank u very much.i hope i will get the recipe from u.
with great regards
ameera shafi

Dear Ameera,
I think you meant baseema not baseera.
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.
The recipe of sweet dish called Baseema is the same as the Basboussa recipe except you add a lot of coconut. Good luck.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: Stephanie Batt
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2003 4:23 AM
Subject: Receipe
I am looking for a recipe for a slice that I have seen called The Slice of Life. I was wondering if you have heard of it. It is basically a short pastry (or plain biscuit mixture) base with a mixture of coconut, nuts and dried fruit on top stuck together with what I do not know.
As you may gather it is very yummy and I just want the recipe so that I do not have to search around town looking for a coffee shop or restaurant that is selling it at the time.
Any ides would be appreciated.
Steph

Steph,
Sorry, I do not really know it. Please let me know if you know it's name in Arabic.
Good luck.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: Richard Dobson
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2003 3:42 PM
Subject: basboussa
hi, my name is Josie.I heard on the site that basboussa is great for school projects.But how do I make it?!? I need to know the ingredients, how long is it in the oven,ect. Can you help me?

Hi Josie,
You can find this dessert ingredients recipe on my home page:
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.
Enjoy,
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: LatinoDawahNY@aol.com
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 3:40 PM
Subject: looking for a recipe
salaam,
hope u can help! i need a recipe for moghat or at least the ingredients thanks in adavance

Salam to the unnamed person,
Moghat: is a pre-packaged spice drink, sold in a dark powder form in most Egyptian spice shops, some Egyptian supermarkets, international grocery stores, middle eastern grocery stores and Indian grocery stores. The same recipe as Shlab but it is dark powder and it is usually for pregnant women.
Good Luck.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com

From: LatinoDawahNY@aol.com
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2003 8:42 AM
Subject: Re: looking for a recipe
Salaam,
Thanks!
Salaam,
Samantha


From: teapot_the_first@gawab.com
Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2003 4:12 PM
Subject: your advice
assalam alaikum dear br Ahmed Eissa.
Beautiful comprehensive website- very friendly, really enjoyed it. mashaAllah you get a lot of good feedback, and I am glad that you do! best of luck and success inshaAllah,
My mom asks me always to make this filo recipe with ricotta and spinach. I dunno if it is originally Egyptian, but I thought you might be able to guide me - today she asked me to prepare one without spinach. In your opinion , do you think that simply removing the spinach from the recipe would be fine? or would it end up being too bland?
What do you think I should do?
barakAllah feek
Andrea

Andrea,
Assalam Alaikum.
I never made it but it is worth a try.
Good luck.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: Mohamed Tahir Faki
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2003 11:24 PM
Subject: sesame halwa & chickpea halwa
sayyed Ahmed
Assalam alaikom
i like the way you offer a help to people .Iam interested to know how to make ALMAWLID halwa specially simsim & hommos halwa.
Iam looking a help from you to send me a detailed instructions if possible to my Email tahirfaki@hotmail.com or in your wib site I appreatiate you favour for the help iam standing in need
Shariefa Tahir

Hello Shariefa Tahir,
Assalam alaikom.
As you requested, I added the recipe you requested to my site:

10) Halwa Al-mawlid: Semsemiah, Foliah, and Hommosiah halwa.
Enjoy,
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: KT KT
Sent: Sunday, February 16, 2003 8:49 AM
hello ahmed im yasmine from lebanon....first i want to thank about ur amzing site! and i want a favour plzzz i want someone to help in talking and to ask him about (balady women) in egypt those who wear mlyat with strogn hard tough bodies DAKHMEEN OU GAMNDEEN.... work hard and left heavy weights like men ...like servants or hard workers..sellers...wives of door keepers ... i want to see pix for them and i want open minded person maybe liek u or if u r not interested tell me about some one who can help plzzzzz reply as soon as possible
Yasmine

Dear Yasmine,
Hello Yasmine. I do not have pictures of Egyptian Balady Women. What you like talk about?
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: golegolduneman@yahoo.com
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2003 4:35 AM
Subject: need some pictures
I am a university student in IRAN.I have a project about different kinds of breads in different countries.Can you send me recipes of especial breads that you make in your country ? Would you please send me their pictures too?
Thanks a lot , negin

Hello Negin,
Eid Mubarak.
Please visit my home page to find all kinds of Egyptian bread that I know.
Sorry, I do not have their pictures. Good Luck,
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com

From: golegolduneman@yahoo.com
Sent: Sunday, February 09, 2003 12:44 AM
Subject: Thank for your help
Dear ahmad,
thanks a lot for your information. it was very helpful.I got what i want .
sincerely yours,
negin


From: joelseph-darkheart@juno.com
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2003 1:17 PM
Subject: sugar wax
I tried you sugar wax recipe and I believe it calls for too much water.
Maybe you can send me another recipe with less amounts of water or the honey one.
Thanks,
Roberta

Hello Roberta,
Try it with less water. Please let me know, if it work.
Thanks.
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: littlepeanuts75@hotmail.com
Sent: Sunday, February 02, 2003 8:25 PM
Subject: Konafa, ancient egyptian recipes
Hi, my name is Susanna ( I am in grade 7) and I went to your website because i am doing a social studies project which involves egyptian food. I looked around at different sites and your site seemed to be the best. But I was wondering, because I would like to cook the dessert "Konafah" but I am supposed to be cooking a meal that the ancient egyptians ate. So, i just need to know if that is something that they used to eat or is "Konafah" a dessert that egyptians eat today, in the present. Please e-mail me back as soon as possible because this project is due soon and if you know any other websites that give you the recipe/ingredients to an ancient egyptian dessert just tell me. Susanna

Susanna,
Sorry, I do not have any Ancient Egyptian Recipes. Just buy dry dates for your project and give the teacher a copy of this e-mail. Good Luck.

The Egyptians were very secure in that the Nile valley always yielded enough to feed the country, even when famine was present in other nearby parts of the world.
The Egyptian's basic food and drink, bread and beer, were made from the main crops they grew, wheat and barely. There were many types of bread, including pastries and cakes.
Since there was no sugar, honey was used as a sweetener by the rich, and poor people used dates and fruit juices.
Egyptians liked strong-tasting vegetables such as garlic and onions. They thought these were good for the health.
They also ate peas and beans, lettuce, cucumbers, and leeks.
Vegetables were often served with an oil and vinegar dressing.
Figs, dates, pomegranates and grapes were the only fruits that could be grown in the hot climate. The rich could afford to make wine from their grapes.
Ordinary people ate fish and poultry. On special occasions they ate sheep, goat, or pig; but there was little grazing land available so meat was expensive and most people ate it only on festive occasions.
Egyptians stored their food in jars and granaries. Fish and meat had to be especially prepared for storage. One method was salting. Another was to hang up the fish in the sun, which baked them dry.
In ordinary families the cooking was done by the housewife, but larger households employed servants to work in the kitchen and a chef - usually a man - to do the cooking.
The Egyptians had ovens, and knew how to boil roast, and fry food.
There were few kitchen tools: pestles, mortars, and sieves.
Ahmed Eissa


From: lachristine18@hotmail.com
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2003 1:06 AM
Subject: Zalabya recipe
Hello!
I searched all through the internet and could not find a recipe for my favorite dessert, zalabya. Would you know which site I should try? Or do you know the recipe?
Shukrun,
Lee-Anne

Lee-Anne,
Zalabya is Lkmt Alkady. You can find this dessert recipe on my home page:

5) "Lkmt Alkady" - Zalabia - (To serve 4 people). Try it.
Shukrun,
www.AhmedHamdyEissa.com


From: Tanthala26@aol.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 5:57 PM
Subject: Konafah
First let me say thank you fo rthe recipies. I ve tried some and they are really good.
In your recipe for konafah it says it is shredded fillo dough. Could I just buy the fillo dough ui find in the regular market and shredd it myself? Would it be the same thing?

Hello Unnamed person,
No you can not buy the fillo dough you find in the regular market and shredded it yourself. It is different.
You can find it in a Middle Eastern or Indian store.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa


From: el-gezira@mail.lxr.com.eg
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2003 10:44 AM
Subject: May be an interesting link for your site!?
Hi, Ahmed Hamdy Eissa,
please have a look to our personal website www.luxor-westbank.com/indexe
Why not add it to your recommended links?
Best wishes
Antje & Wolfgang Sliwka, El Bairat El Gezira,
Luxor West Bank, Egypt

Hello Antje & Wolfgang Sliwka, El Bairat El Gezira,
I tried to visit your site but I get the following message: "This page cannot be found".
What is your site about? Why should I add it to my recommended links? Did you add a link to site www.ahmedhamdyeissa.com ?
Thanks.
Ahmed Eissa


From: xoDevilsAngelxo@hotmail.com
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2003 3:20 PM
Subject: please help
hello,
I'm 1/2 Egyptian but I don't know any thing about the country because my father died when I was little. If you could give me some information on Egypt I would really be thankful.
Thank you,
Kayla

Hello Kayla,
You will find every thing you need about Egypt in www.egypt.com
If you need a specific information, you can e-mail me.
Thanks.
Ahmed Eissa


From: "Estafanous, Amal" estafa@dcfs.co.la.ca.us
Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 4:52 PM
Hi ahmed
this is first time i read your magazen
but i like to read it in arabic i did not know how

Hi Amal,
I do not have a magazine. What you're talking about.
Ahmed Eissa


From: X0P0tt3RfR3AkS@aol.com
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2003 9:08 PM
Subject: Heritage Day At School!
Hey! I am doing a report on Egypt and everything! And boy do I mean everything! I need to make a great and delicous platter of Egyptian food for the school for grade K-8, and also something simple to make. My teacher is very picky and selective, think you got some ideas and recipies? If so, thanks so much, and please respind back to me, ASAP!
Thanks so much, Hope you can help!
P.S. Heritage Day is January 21st, 2003

Hello unnamed person,
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.
AhmedHamdyEissa.com

From: X0P0tt3RfR3AkS@aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, January 07, 2003 8:24 PM
Subject: Re: Heritage Day At School!
Thank you! I printed out the recipie a while back, I'll respond later to tell you how everything went. Oh and by the way, do you have any idea of how my group (4 girls) can get or make some traditional clothing?
-Cassy

Hello Cassy,
Good luck on your recipe.
I think, you can get some traditional clothing from the internet. Search the internet for "traditional clothing", for "Arabic or Islamic clothing". You will find some stores sell Arabic, Islamic books and cloth.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa


From: lovelys@nauticom.net
Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2003 5:49 PM
Subject: a simple letter
I found your research very interesting. you have good examples and explain yourself very well.
well see ya,
Rachel Lovely

Dear Rachel Lovely,
Thanks.
Ahmed Eissa


From: NagwaS@aol.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 01, 2003 6:56 PM
Dear Ahmed,
Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner to let you know how much Hassan and I "APPRECIATE" you putting us as one of your links on your website!!!!!!!!
I also can put your website as one of my links also. My student takes care of my website and I will e-mail her to do it as soon as possible.
I don't think she will be as fast as you because she has a new baby she adopted and is quite busy but I will definetely make sure it gets on as soon as she can!!!! Your website is very interesting. Did you create it yourself? Anyway may GOD watch over you and your loved ones and a Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!
"Ma Elsalaama"
Nagwa & Hassan

Dear Nagwa & Hassan,
Thank you for adding a link of my page to your web site (take your time).
Yes, I did create my site myself. I update it all the time. You should visit Egyptian Links on my site. Your site is very nice. You need to put a better pictures of you dancing (Larger and clearer).
In a few years, my wife and I may move to NJ (very early retirement).
I go to Egypt once or twice every year.
Please keep in touch.
Happy New Year!!!!!!!
Ma Elsalaama
Ahmed Eissa


lovelys@nauticom.net
Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2003 5:49 PM
Subject: a simple letter
I found your research very interesting. you have good examples and explain yourself very well. well see ya,
Rachel Lovely

Dear Rachel Lovely,
Thanks.
Ahmed Eissa


From: NagwaS@aol.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 01, 2003 9:34 AM
Subject: (no subject)
Hi Ahmed,
My name is Nagwa Sai'd and my partner's name is Hassan Elbanna (from Cairo, Egypt). I was looking for a receipe and came across your website. It is very informatable with lots of information. We are entertainers (dancers) and Hassan is from the area (Rud Elfaarak). He is very well know in Egypt and here in America. We are looking for work and I thought I would write you and ask if you hear of any party or occasion PLEASE let us know and it would be very, very appreciated!!!!!! We have a website: www.nagwa.com All our information, photos, bios ect are on my site!!!! I wish for you and your family a "Very Healthy , Happy and prosperous New Year!!!!! P.S. we are from Jersey, City N.J.
En Shaallah!!!
Nagwa & Hassan

Dear Nagwa,
If I hear of any party or occasion I'll let us know.
To help you, I added a link to your home page.
Any one who visits my home page: www.ahmedhamdyeissa.com
http://www.ahmedhamdyeissa.com
then, click on American Links: americlk.htm
Then click on:
"Hassan and Nagwa Productions - Middle Eastern Dance Troupe". (215)333-5642 or (201)876-9266 http://www.nagwa.com/
Entertainers (Dancers) - Nagwa Sai'd and her partner's name is Hassan Elbanna (originally from Cairo, Egypt). They are from Jersey, City N.J. They are entertainers (dancers) and Hassan is from the area (Rud Elfaarak). He is very well know in Egypt and here in America. They are looking for work. If you hear of any party or occasion PLEASE let them know and it would be very, very appreciated!!!!!! This is their website. All there information, photos, bios act are on that site!!!!
I hope you like it. Please let me know, if you like me to change the wording or to delete it.
Also, I added it to my Egyptian Links.
Best wishes and Happy new year.
Ahmed Eissa


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