Egyptian Bread - 'Eesh baladi' - Egyptian Local Bread

Feedback through December 31, 2000:

From: yaua2000
Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2000 7:00 PM
Subject: fetta dish?

i'm looking for a recipe called fetta, i think thatsright spelling insha'allah could u help?send to email or place it at your web site recipes, thank you,

As you requested, I added the recipe:
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. To my home page:
Enjoy !!!
Ahmed Eissa

Sent: Monday, December 25, 2000 10:08 AM
Subject: help me

i 'm new here
i want you to help me how i learn english
my e-mail

Dear Mona,
To help you, I need to know the following:
Where are now?
How old are you?
Do you go to school?
Orignally, where are you from?
Salams and Eid Mubarak.
Ahmed Eissa

From: "jackie holman"
Sent: Sunday, December 24, 2000 7:43 PM
Subject: please assist me with egyptian recipes

could you please send me the latest recipes for egyptians for i am to marry an egyptian soon and i want to surprise him shokran

Go to my site:
I recommend "Oven Potatoes Tray" (Saniat Patates Ba El-Lahma Fi Al-forn) Serves 10 people.
Also, you must cook Rice.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa

From: "Aliya Gifford"
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2000 4:05 PM
Subject: if you could help please,

I wanted to thank you for your website, and all the great recipes on it. I had a question that I was hoping you could answer. I found a recipe for a dish called "Khak" and it calls for 2 cups of 'Shamn balady'. What is 'shamn balady'? Thank you in advance for your help. ~A desperate cook.

Hi Seperate cook,
'Shamn balady' is butter.
Good luck.

--- William Graham

In one of your recipes it calls for sweet milk Umm- Ali. Is this sweetened condensed milk or whole milk whit sugar added?? I have a friend who is Egyptian and I would like to do something nice for him.
Thank You very Much
Michelle Graham

Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2000 3:22 PM

Many Thanks
For a very interesting visit to your unique site. We're off to try some of your recipes.
Wish us luck.
Tom and Helen

Tom and Helen,
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa

Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2000 5:02 PM
Subject: (no subject)

can i use some of your info for a report i am doing???


thanks alot!!!

Sent: Sunday, December 10, 2000 2:25 AM
Subject: i need help

i have a rport due the 16 of january i need something quick and good can you help
julie from granite wa

Report about what subject? And what exactly you need?
Ahmed Eissa

Sent: Monday, December 11, 2000 12:20 AM
Subject: Re: i need help

i have a report on eygpt and i just need some easy recipes for food julie

Go to:
Look for: Egyptian Sweet dishes "Konafah" - (To serve 7 people) cooked in the oven. It is my favorite Egyptian sweet. Try it.
"Halawa Sweet", "AKA Sweet", "Egyptian Suger WAX", and "Hair Removal" - You can eat it, and you can use it as "Hair Removal".
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa

From: Penny Mohamed
Sent: Sunday, December 03, 2000 4:09 PM
Subject: recipe/ KATAIEF


Hello Mostafa,
Salam to you and Ramadan Karim.
As you requested, I added Kataif to my home page. Please visit it:
Scroll down and click on:
Egyptian Sweet dishes "Atayif (Katayf)" - Be-El Mukassarat (Atayif with Mixed Nuts or Sweet white sauce).
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa

Sent: Saturday, December 02, 2000 12:46 AM
Subject: just curious

I was told that the recipe for sugaring hair removal originated in egypt, and i was really hoping to try to make some of my own at home. I know this is totally off subject of your web site, but I was hoping to gain some information on that. Hopefully you can be of some help. If so e-mail me at

Up to my knowledge, Yes, almost all Egyptian women use it. Please correct me by proof, if I'm incorrect.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa

Sent: Monday, December 04, 2000 7:16 PM
Subject: Re: just curious


What is Sugaring? Is there another name for it?
Please explain.
Ahmed Eissa

Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2000 5:58 PM
Subject: Re: just curious

Thanks for returning me e-mail. Actually, sugaring is a type of hair removal sort of like waxing , but it is all natural and you can make it at home. I know that many middle eastern woman use it and i was just curious as to how to make my own (save some $$$). If you have any info, let me know.

We do not call it sugaring. I already have it on my home page. Please visit me at:

Then scroll down and look for: "Halawa Sweet", "AKA Sweet", "Egyptian Suger WAX", and "Hair Removal" - You can eat it, and you can use it as "Hair Removal".
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa

Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2000 9:00 AM
Subject: Re: just curious

Thank you so much for all of your help! I will definately get it from your web page. I must not have noticed it since you call it something different ( the store sold products call it sugaring). Again, I appreciate you getting back to me so quickly. Good luck with everything!

From: "Lotus Soda"
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2000 9:38 AM
Subject: Mulukhia

I noticed all your nice recipes for this leafy vegetable on your website I am looking for an english translation for mulukhia or a botanical name can you help me?
Lotus Soda

Hi Lotus Soda,
I'll jet you know, as soon as I know an english translation for mulukhia or a botanical name.
I I did not e-mail you again in 4 weeks please remind me.
Good luck.
Ahmed Eissa

Lotus Soda,
Good news.
Mulukhia is a Jute planet. Mulukhia is called "Jews mellow".
Ahmed Eissa

From: "Lotus Soda"
Sent: Saturday, December 02, 2000 3:51 PM
Subject: Re: Mulukhia

Excellent! Thank you very much. I have been trying to find this out for a while. Your kind reply allows me to research this further.
If you are interested I have now been able to find out the following + a million other articles on the net.
Yours gratefully
Lotus Soda

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From: "Osman Ullah"
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2000 10:39 PM
Subject: halawa question

I tried making the halawa as described on your website, and it came out OK except that after a little bit of handling it becomes it supposed to do this, or can I prevent this from happening?

It should become like a dough. You may need to cook it a little longer.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa

From: Linda Durbin
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2000 6:19 PM
Subject: Please Contact Me As Soon As Possible

Whom This may Concern:
My name is Audrey Lee Durbin, I am 15 yrs. old and I need to find good desert recipes by Friday, December 1st. I was hoping you knew how I can get it please do try to contact me before friday. This is a project for my world history class. Besides I like cooking too. So if you can do me that grand favor I would really appreciate it.
Thank you,
Audrey Lee Durbin

Hello Durbin,
Konafa is a sweet recipe.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa

Sent: Sunday, November 26, 2000 12:38 AM
Subject: Thank you

Thanks so much! I'm doing a project on Egyptian food for my fourth grade class and your web page was really helpful.
Casey in Tennessee

You are welcome.
Ahmed Eissa

From: "jayne clark"
Sent: Friday, November 24, 2000 4:51 AM
Subject: ancient recipe

Dear Sir,
My sixth grade class is studying ancient Egypt. As a project, I am supposed to make a recipe or desert. Do you know of anything easy to make?
Thank you,

Egyptian Sweet dishes "Konafah" - (To serve 7 people) cooked in the oven. It is my favorite Egyptian sweet. Try it.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa

From: "Lacey Katrina"
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2000 5:03 AM
Subject: Your worng!

The Egyptians did have shugar!!! They had tons of it. You need to up date this site!!

Hello Katrina,
I do not know what you are talking about.
My home page has hundreds of files, please explain exactly where you want me to update.
I'll check it, then, I may update it (as you requested).
I appreciate your comment, but please replay to this e-mail.
I try to do the best I can. Thanks.
Ahmed Eissa

Lacey Katrina never replayed to my e-mail. Ahmed

From: Robby
Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2000 1:39 PM
This recipe was very useful thanks!

From: Sent: Monday, November 20, 2000 11:07 AM Subject: website

Salam Ahmed,
I just wanted to let you know that your website is SUPER!
I am just a beginner when it comes to cooking so i appreciate the easy way you make it seem. Please keep up the great job, I have you bookmarked. This is one of my favorite recipe sites!

From: Andrew
Sent: Sunday, November 19, 2000 9:44 PM
nice site how old iz it????żż

Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2000 3:24 PM

My grandson is studying Egypt in school and has decided to prepare an Egyptian food to take and share with his class..can you suggest a sweet recipe, like a cookie or a cake that is relatively simple to make that would serve about 25 kids? Understand, please, that I am not really good with cooking American food so please, something simple?

Hello Leslie,
Knafa is a sweet recipe. Triple the amount for 25 people. Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa

Thank you very much - I will do fine if I can find the cheese and I'm still not clear on what molten butter is but I'll ask one of the better cooks around here..
I'll let you know how it came out - sounds really yummy. Appreciate your time!!

Sent: Monday, November 27, 2000 2:38 PM
Subject: School project

Hi Ahmend,
Well, I cannot find Konafah cheese anywhere here but was told I could substitute Ricotta for it.
Also, on your web page you mentioned kataifa - filo dough - but it appears nowhere in the recipe. Do I need that for the Konafah?
I will be making it tonight so if you get this, please answer as quickly as possible?
Thanks leslie

Because I'm busy, I read my e-mail once every few days.
There no cheese in Konafah.
kataifa - filo dough - is not Konafah unless it is shredded. You can buy it only from an International Grocery store, Indian, or Middle Eastern store.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa

Ok - thanks a lot....I really appreciate all your help....I managed to make due and the kids loved it.
Appreciate all your help.

From: Wally Hutniak
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2000 1:32 PM
Subject: eypgtian food

We have recently been to Cairo; and while there we had a simple dish at a "kosherey" outlet. It had small elbow macaroni, some other type of pasta as well as lentils, also sometype of tomatoe sauce and hot sauce. We enjoyed this diash and I would like to make it and I'm unable to locate a receipe. I would appreciate if you could provide me with this and and the name of this dish.

You can find "kosherey" receipe on my home page at:
Scroll down and l.Look for:
Koshari - Koshari is number 3 meal for average Egyptian after Foal and Falafal.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa

Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2000 6:08 AM
Subject: HEllow from Cairo

Dear Ahmed
This is Mohamed M. Youssef,
I would like to thank u very much about the links u add to your page.
I am working as a senioer software Eng, at Telemedia, and also I am a part time instructor at the AUC.
I Am doing my MS at Univ. of Louisville Ky, US.
thanx again and looking forward to hear from you

Dear Mohamed,
Thanks for your nice e-mail.
Good Luck in your MS.
Ahmed Eissa

From: Pam B.
Date: Monday, November 06, 2000 3:00 PM
Subject: bird's tongue soup

I am looking for a recipe for bird's tongue soup. When my friend was in Egypt last year she had this during Ramadan. I would like to make it for her this year as she will be in the States during Ramadan. Any idea where I might find the recipe?
Also, can you recommend any cookbooks for Egyptian food?
Any information would be appreciated.
Pam B

Do you have a web site? I am very interested in learning how to cook Egyptian food. Can you recommend any Egyptian cookbooks? Thanks,
Pam B

Hi Pam,
As you requested, I added the Bird's Tongue Soup to my site.
Ahmed Eissa

From: Ron Perris
Date: Wednesday, November 08, 2000 2:50 PM
Subject: I found it!

I am searching for recipies for Egyptian food and came across your feedback page, but did not find a link to your homepage. We just returned from a two week trip to Egypt with National Geographic, it was fantastic and I want to have an Egyptian dinner for my friends so we can wear our galibayyas. Some of the food is easy (humus, pita, olives, tahini) but I am looking for some of the more interesting recipies such as the delicious saffron rice with currants and pinenuts and eggplant (oh yes, aubergine) recipies.
Thank you for your help
Chris Perris

Should have kept looking - I found your homepage at the end of the comments. Can't wait to try some of the recipies.
Chris Perris
Thanks for your nice e-mail.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa

Date: Wednesday, November 01, 2000 6:27 PM

are these real recipes or are they from restaurants.
can you give me more information on nutrition and its history? e-mail your answer quickly to thanks

Yes they are real recipes. I cooked most of them myself. They are not from resturants.
Sorry, I cannot. In Egypt, they care mostly about the tast not the nutrition and its history.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa

From: Eileen
Date: Sunday, October 29, 2000 2:14 PM
Subject: You are so thoughtful!
We are working on a school project and it was so kind of you to point out on one of the recipes (probably more that I did not see) that it was not good for a school project because this particular recipe should be eaten hot. Thank you for the advice! We will make Halawa, I think. Very interesting double use! I told my daughter you can eat this or use it for hair removal. In true Halloween spirit she responded, "How about removing hair first, then eating it!!!" UGH! Thank you for this interesting and educational site!
Eileen and Jocelyn K.

Dear .
Eileen and Jocelyn,
Thanks for you e-mail
Ahmed Eissa

From: Patron
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2000 12:37 PM
Subject: Ancient Egyptian recipes info

Dear sir,
I have printed a copy of your information about ancient egyptian foods. Is this information useful for a child's book report? Are you an expert or at least very knowledable about Egypt. My daughter could use as much 1st hand knowledge as possible. Thanks for your help.
D. St. John 3:16-18

Dear D.
This information is useful for a child and adult's book report.
I'm not an expert in food. I do have knowledgeable about Egypt.
I lived in Egypt 24 years.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2000 6:35 PM
Subject: (no subject)
Hi my name is Sallie. My class and I are doing a Ancient Egypt project and we needed to find out what kind of food they ate . I have read over your report on Ancient Egyption food and it has helped me alot in my report. I hope in the future i can learn more from you.

Ahmed Eissa

From: Alex Dribinsky
Date: Sunday, October 22, 2000 1:45 PM
Subject: Egyption Food

Hello, I am wondering about the web site that you have Egyptian recipes on. One of the recipes is Egyptian Bread ('Eesh baladi). Is this bread an Ancient Egyptian food? Also, I am doing a report on Ancient Egyptian food, and I would like to know if you can point me at any web sites that have any recipes of Ancient Egyptian food, or you know any recipes. Please tell me in your reply.
From, Bubbles

Hi Bubbles,
The Egyptian Bread ('Eesh baladi) recipe is not an Ancient Egyptian food.
Sorry, I do not know any web sites that have any recipes of Ancient Egyptian food, Please let me know if you found any. Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa

From: houseofdivas
Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2000 3:49 PM

did ancient egyptians used to eat honeyed carrots or carrots?
I think yes.
Ahmed Eissa

From: Sandra Jamalieh
Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2000 2:44 PM
Subject: moloukhia

thank you for sharing your recipe for moloukhia. Even thought I have access to every varieity of the vegitable I did not find a recipe I was happy with, yours looks very good and it was very good. My family really enjoyed it (even though they always flood this dish with lemon juice) again thank you.

Date: Monday, October 16, 2000 3:17 PM
Subject: Your Website

Hey! Cool Website.
I like all of your recipes because I love to cook! I was wondering if any of your recipes were used in BC. It would be great if you could get back to me A.S.A.P! Today is Monday.

I do not think so, Good Luck, A.H.E.

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2000 10:08 PM
Subject: ancient egyptian food

Can you tell me what ancient Egyptians fed their babies? We are studying
Egypt in our sixth grade class and my teacher challenged us to find out.
Thank you. Alyssa

I think milk, chese, dates and bread.
Ahmed Eissa

From: Mike & Connie
Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2000 10:21 AM
Hi, When you say- 1 lb. of konafah as an ingredient in your sweet dishes of Egypt, what exactly is konafah?

Hi Mike and Connie,
If you clicked on Konafah, you would find out: Konafah is an Egyptian dessert dish for feasts and everyday during the fasting holy month of Ramadan. You can use it, when doing a school project on Egypt (it is not an Ancient Egyptian dish). Konafah is easily attainable. This would be a good recipe for your daughter or son to make for her/his project. If you're looking for another recipe, Please use any recipe in my home page, I would recommend. You have to buy a special dough "Shredded Fillo Dough" (Kataifi) from a Middle Eastern store or you may find it in your local store. Good luck. Thanks.
Ahmed Eissa

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2000 3:38 PM
Subject: (no subject)
Thank for the wonderful recipes.

You are welcome.
Thanks. Ahmed Eissa

From: Carol Carden
Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2000 12:01 PM
Subject: Need a recipe from ancient egypt time

Help!!!! I am in need of a recipe that is from ancient egypt. Are any of the ones on your recipes page from that time. Thanks for any help you can offer.
Carol Carden

Hi Carol,
Please do to:
Click on: Ancient Egyptian Food and Drink
This is not a Recipe, but it is what the Ancient Egyptian used to eat and drink.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa

From: samar mamoun
Date: Tuesday, October 03, 2000 3:28 PM
Subject: Hallo from Berlin!

Want to congratulate you, for your lovely recepies! I am egyptian myself, and do miss egyptian food very much! So please keep it up
Samar Maamoun

Samar Maamoun,
Thanks for your nice comment.
Ahmed Eissa

From: Allan and Kathy Irion
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2000 4:27 PM
Subject: halawa

I plan on using your recipe for hair removal, but I have couple of >questions. How can I store the leftovers? And, can halawa be used on >the underarms and bikini area?

You have a good question. Today, I will add the answer to my home page. You can use Halawa on the underarms and bikini area. First, trim the hair with a scissors, then use Halawa. It is pretty painful, especially the first time, but Halawa gives smooth, silky results that last two to four weeks depending on how heavy your hair normally is.
How can I store the leftovers? Eat it like candy, or you can wrap it in Saran wrap and store it at room temperature, not in refrigerator.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa

From: kt c.
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2000 9:06 PM

hi i'm doing a research project for my little cousin that is currently in the sixth grade. His project needs him to find out about ancient egyptian food and cooking. Is there any web sites that you know of that can help me find this information? thank you.
katie and jason

To: "kt c."
Subject: Re:
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 21:39:51 -0400

katie and jason,
You can visit my web site at:
Look for : Ancient Egyptian Food and Drink This is not a Recipe, but it is what the Ancient Egyptian used to eat and drink.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa

thanks alot!

From: Hamdy abdelaziz
Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2000 1:24 AM
Subject: salamat!!!!!
peace upon you

Hamdy, Salams to you.Thanks.
Ahmed Eissa

From: diana
Date: Tuesday, September 05, 2000 5:06 PM
Subject: Bechamel.

You forgot Bechamel...
My friend Hany died 9 days ago from renal cancer. He was egyptian (Cairo) and his mother used to cook this dish for me. Alhamdulillah. Nice family. I will miss him forever.
By the way, I have a Software Engineer position in Houston (Permament). They are looking for java c++ corba and delphi...if this interest you and you're available let us know.
Diana, DK Systems & Solutions, (281) 759-9780

What kind of Bechamel? Sorry for your friend Hany. I'm not looking for relocation. Thanks.
Ahmed Eissa

From: diana
Date: Tuesday, September 05, 2000 8:45 PM
Subject: Re: Bechamel.

she served it with a macroni with cooked white flour..and then she baked it... it was loaded with butter. It was delicious....

Diana, As you requested, I added Bechamel Sauce to my home page:
I do not hae the Macroni yet. Once I find it, I will add it.
Good luck and thanks for visiting my home page.
Sincerely, Ahmed Eissa

Date: Sunday, August 27, 2000 1:56 PM
Subject: What is Konafah?

I want to make a recipe with konafah. What in the world is konafah? Is it a meat, cheese or a vegetable?

Konafa is a desert.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa

From: jim stavris
Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2000 2:10 AM
Dear Ahmed,
I am from Australia but my parents are Greek Egyptians. My mother died two years ago and took with her the best recipe for "molokhia". I am wondering if you would be able to find me a recipe for this dish. I have searched in books and on the internet but can't find an authentic recipe. If you could help me, I would appreciate it very much.
Yours truly, Jim Stavris, Melbourne, Australia, E-mail:

Dear Jim Stavris,
As you requested, I added Molokhia to my home page: Good Luck. Ahmed Eissa

. Date: Thursday, August 10, 2000 3:23 PM
Subject: (no subject)
i was wondering if you might be able to answer a few questions for me regarding family sponsoring to US. if a petitioner meets eligibilty requirements for sponsoring will they still have to maintain eligibility for both the home family and the sponsored family. doesnt the people being sponsored have to reside with petitioner. and what happens if they do not. what happens if a legal US resident ends marital status with immigrant and has family sponsored members in US. if you have any knowledge to information i am seeking it would be most appreciated if you could relay them to me to help with an issue of unanswered questions i have about immigration and it's procedures/laws. thank you ...

I'm not a lawyer and I'm not working for the USA immigration department. I'm answering your questions up to my knowledge.
1) if a petitioner meets eligibility requirements for sponsoring will they still have to maintain eligibility for both the home family and the sponsored family.
2)doesn't the people being sponsored have to reside with petitioner.
3) what happens if they do not.
Nothing happens.
4) what happens if a legal US resident ends marital status with immigrant and has family sponsored members in US.
If they got the green card, nothing happens. If they did not, then, depending on there financial status and the laws, they may or may not be able to stay in the USA.
Good luck. Ahmed Eissa

Date: Saturday, August 19, 2000 5:03 PM
Subject: re: hair remover
I tried the recipe and the colour came out a light golden brown, but after i let it cool it did not clump up i could not roll it into a small ball. it is sticky and in a plastic cereal bag like u said to put it in. what did i do wrong? when i tried to lay it out on my leg it was not thick enough to pull back. did i not let it cook long enough? should i start with a new batch? what is the recipe with the honey? i would appreciate it if you could e-mail me with the instructions.

You should cook it longer. To use honey, you do the same thing as for halawa, but it takes less time. Lucy can send you a free packet if you send Lucy (e-mail Lucy - see her e-mail in the recipe) $2 postage and handling. Thanks. Ahmed Eissa

From: G. B.
Date: Sunday, September 17, 2000 10:04 AM
Dear Ahmed,
I am from Kentucky and went to Egypt this summer. I met a very nice Egyptian man who doesn't speak or write English. Do you know of a computer program that is very simple that can do this for me. I really want to get to know him better. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
G. B.

Dear G. B.,
There is no such thing that I know of. Ask him to take an English class. There are a lot of English classes in Egypt.
Good luck.
Ahmed Eissa

From: soolan752
Date: Friday, September 15, 2000 11:20 PM
Subject: ancient hair removal
Dear Sir;
I visited your site in hopes of learning about the ancient hair removal recipes of the egyptian queens.I have hopes that I can use the method to remove the hair from my own body as they did to feel clean and fresh without the razor burns aquired by my razorblade type razor or the uselessness of an electric one.Can you please help me out.
Susan K. or

Dear Susan,
The following is what the current Egyptians use. It may also be the ancient hair removal recipe.
Please scroll down and click on:
"Halawa Sweet", "AKA Sweet", "Egyptian Suger WAX", and "Hair Removal" -
You can eat it, and you can use it as "Hair Removal".
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa

From: Adrie Steenbeek
Date: Thursday, August 24, 2000 5:17 PM
Subject: Thanks
We were looking long time some egyptian recipes,but couldn`t find it till now. We are very happy with it and going to try some.
Deena and Adrie

From: Carl Derrick
Date: Thursday, August 24, 2000 1:16 PM
I was looking through your site and was hoping to find a recipe for Ohm Ali - any chance you'ld have one handy.

Hi Carl,
I think I found what you are looking for. I just added "Umm Ali".
Please visit my home page.
Good luck.
Ahmed Eissa

From: <>
Date: Thursday, August 10, 2000 3:23 PM
Subject: family sponsoring to US

i was wondering if you might be able to answer a few questions for me regarding family sponsoring to US.
if a petitioner meets eligibilty requirements for sponsoring will they still have to maintain eligibility for both the home family and the sponsored family.
doesn't the people being sponsored have to reside with petitioner.
and what happens if they do not.
what happens if a legal US resident ends marital status with immigrant and has family sponsored members in US.

if you have any knowledge to information i am seeking it would be most appreciated if you could relay them to me to help with an issue of unanswered questions i have about immigration and it's procedures/laws. thank you ...

I'm not a lawyer and I'm not working for the USA immigration department. I'm answering your questions up to my knowledge.

1) if a petitioner meets eligibility requirements for sponsoring will they still have to maintain eligibility for both the home family and the sponsored family.

2)doesn't the people being sponsored have to reside with petitioner.

3) what happens if they do not.
Nothing happens.

4) what happens if a legal US resident ends marital status with immigrant and has family sponsored members in US.
If they got the green card, nothing happens.
If they did not, then, depending on there financial status and the laws, they may or may not be able to stay in the USA.
Good luck.
Ahmed Eissa

Date: Sunday, August 13, 2000 9:30 AM
Subject: Re: (no subject)

thank you very much the information was very helpful. god bless you sincerely ruth.

From: J. Balikowska-Farurey
Date: Tuesday, August 01, 2000 5:04 PM
Subject: thank you both!

Hello Ahmed and Lucy,
Thank you very much for the recipe, I will definitely try to make it and if not would like very much to order it from Lucy.
Best regards, Jolanta.

Date: Sunday, July 30, 2000 2:56 PM

Hi Ahmed,
Abo Hemid, I am emailing you to thank you for your web site. I am Dr. Yousseph Naim Abdel Baky, currently living in London, UK. I have been here for quiet some time, and I graving for a real Egyptian Meal....Unfortunately, I am not a good cook myself, but as you know necessity is the mother on invention. I checked the net for Egyptian Recipes, and from there visited your Web site, which I feel was very helpful, keep up the Good Work...
Salam Alekom.
(Best to the Family)

From: < >
Date: Thursday, July 27, 2000 11:22 PM
Subject: Re: about the Honey wax-

I see you are very busy. Your sight is working for you.

From: < >
Date: Thursday, July 27, 2000 6:57 PM
Subject: Halawa Directions

So, after I make the Halawa, how do I use it?
Thank you, Irene Paxson -

From: < >
Date: Monday, July 24, 2000 5:47 PM
Subject: about the Honey wax-

I have made a few batches of the wax with different results. It seems the best so far cooked to 285 F. Am I close yet? I pulled it until it was blonde. It rolls over the skin fairly well alternating between seeming to pull the skin off and turning into a huge sticky mess. I was a regular waxer. So the pain is not a problem. Right now technique seems to be the missing link. Why is there hair on my legs still? Is there another woman there or about that could help me with this? Thanks
Again I have shared your sight with friends and have gotten compliments from them for you.

From: < >
Date: Saturday, July 22, 2000 2:40 PM
Subject: thank you many times!

Your sight is wonderful. My family and I will enjoy it. :-))

From: < >
Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2000 12:12 AM
Subject: Dukaah!

HI, do you have a recipe for dukkah, or is it dukaah? thanks, charlie.

From: < >
Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2000 10:01 PM
Subject: Re: Dukaah!

thanks very much! I find it quite good-had it in australia. i think sesame seed and cumin seed go in there as spices, not sure of any others however. Once again, regards and thanks.

From: < >
Date: Monday, July 17, 2000 10:13 PM
Subject: i love your recipies

listen my name is sara and i love egyptian things but i haven't tried your recipies but they sure look good.i've tasted an egyptian thing before and i lovedd it.i'm only 12 but write to me @ pesabo and maybe we can be friends and meet sometime and talk about your recipies,please write me. your unknown friend

From: Joseph E. Bulos < >
Date: Friday, July 07, 2000 8:56 PM
Subject: Arabic Bread

Dear Sir
I am trying to prove that the Egyptions invented the Arabic bread. Can you help?
Joe Bulos

From: Hung Nguyen <>
Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2000 10:45 PM
Subject: Re:

dear ahmed,
i've tried your recipe again but this time i used 2 cups of water, 4 cups of sugar and maybe 1 or 1 1/2 cups of corn syrup. I had to cook it for an hour but at last i finally got it right. hoorah!!!!!! the paste actually works!! Its painful as hell and it left a lot of bruises but it was worth it. thanks for your help...

To: Hung Nguyen Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2000 4:33 PM Subject: Re:
Dear sweet_kisses17,
Follow the directions. When u're making the paste, do not cover the saucepan with a lid. Use the same ingredient at the recipe.
Always stir it while its boiling. Do not walk away while it is boiling. It should turn brown after about 5 to 10 minutes of boiling.
For the honey paste, do u use 3 cups of honey and 5 cups of water too? Yes, and lemon juice. Keep stir it. Do not cover the saucepan with a lid.
Cook it the same way when you make CARAMEL.
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa

From: Hung Nguyen <>
Date: Monday, July 03, 2000 11:35 PM

dear ahmed,

i've tried your recipe for the sugar hair removal. but for some reason it didn't work. i followed the directions and everything. so i was just wondering, when u're making the paste, do u cover the saucepan with a lid, could it be possible that u use 5 cups of sugar instead of 3 cups and do u stir it while its boiling. when i made my batch, it didn't even turn brown. i waited and waited but nothing happend. by the time i got back to the check on the paste, all the water had evaporated and nothing was left. please get back to me and tell me what i did wrong...thanks...

p.s. for the honey paste, do u use 3 cups of honey and 5 cups of water too? or it is just plain honey with a few drops of lemon juice. do u stir and cover the saucepand with a lid. please get back to me....thanks...


From: eve smith <>
Date: Monday, July 03, 2000 3:12 PM
Subject: hi there

hi there Ahmed,

i just want to write u this letter and thank u for putting the egyptian hair removal recipe on your website. it took forever to find this recipe, so thank...u , thank u....thank u... great job on the website..gotta go...good bye..


From: <>
Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2000 3:57 AM
Subject: hello from florida

` al salaam aliquem dr. ahmed
this is hazem behiry from Orlando, Florida
i am an architect, i am here since 96, i really enjoyed your food recipes how is going up north, is it cold up there yet !!!!!! here in Florida the weather is just beautiful your web page is great, it takes a bit to download, but it is very good God bless you on this effort i got to your web page from al-ahram web site see you later. hazem behiry - VOA & associates - Orlando-Florida

From: DVCribbs < >
Date: Saturday, July 08, 2000 12:58 PM
Subject: thanks!

I lived in Egypt for a year and became addicted to Ta'miya. When I left Egypt I couldn't understand why felafel just didn't taste as good anywhere else in the world or back here (home) in the US until I
realized Egytian felafel is made differently. Now that I have your recipe, I just can't wait to try it again! I also really appreciate your recipe for Koshary which I could find no where else. Thanks so much!
V. Cribbs

From: hameeda dawood <>
Date: Friday, June 30, 2000 11:17 AM
Subject: VOIP
Assalamu alikom.
Hello! Congratulations on your great website. How I wish mine was
like yours. Anyway, that's not the reason why I'm writing to you.
I would like to know how I could make cheap calls through internet to
Egypt. I am married to an egyptian. And I need to call him at least
once a week. I am currently in Malaysia. I tried to search for free
VOIP downloads but so far I have not been lucky. May be you could
advise me on the best possible way to download and how to go about
doing it. I need help, really.
Thanks so much. Hope to hear from you soon.

From: Emily Richett <>
Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2000 10:41 AM
Subject: Egyptian Sugar Wax problems!!

Hello! I took a visit to your wonderful website and found a wax recipe. I have tried it 3 times and have failed everytime. I put three cups of suger, 5 of water, and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice. Each time I bring it to a boil, the sugar and water mix, just making a boiled suger water. It never turns brown. I have even tried using only 4 cups of water but the same things happen. Could you please tell me what I'm doing wrong or give me more specific directions?! Thank you!

From: < >
Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2000 4:47 PM
Subject: romantic dinner

Dear Ahmed,
I have recently met a man from Jordan. I'd like to prepare an evening that will be one for him to remember; an evening filled with dishes and smells from his homeland. What would you suggest?

The Konafa sweet was great!!!
But dinner was a disaster. I followed your directions to the letter...the rice never got tender...even after extending the cooking time by 30 minutes. I ended up putting it on the range on med heat and covering it for about twenty minutes. I was soooo embarrased (because I'm a perfectionist), but Sa'eb was very understanding and complimented my efforts. He said I should have asked him. :) But then it wouldn't have been a surprise. We had a beautiful night together in spite of dinner. I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate your help, and that maybe something is missing in the directions for Ros Moamar.

Dear Ahmed,
Well I don't know then. :) I did all as you've directed. Maybe I'll try it again. Thanks for your support.

From: Murchison Family, Peggy, Earl, Melissa, Scott, Krystle <>
Date: Friday, June 02, 2000 8:59 PM
Subject: Hello

Hi, I am looking for a good and easy recipie for something sweet for a school project on Egypt. I am having trouble..finding one so if you could help me it would be greatly appreicated..

From: William Silow <>
Date: Thursday, June 01, 2000 4:50 PM
Subject: Hartford?

Hey Ahmed:
Why are living in a nasty place like Hartford?? Ugh. We have lots of great jobs out here in the only "liveable" city in the USA. That is San Francisco, California, of course!!

I liked your web is a good place to show off what you can do....

I work for a place called Digital Island ( ) and we are always looking for good software engineers who understand the Internet and web technologies.

I just returned from Cairo, a few months ago, and was surprised with the level of technical development going on over would seem Cairo has become the "Silicon Valley" of the Arab world! I was working on a Hospital Management Information System for the Cairo Curative Organization (CCO), on a USAID grant project. It is located on the Corniche, near the main bridge over to Roda. In fact, I use to walk over to Roda for lunch every day. I myself lived over on Zamalik, with all the rest of the foreigners, near the sports clubs. It is very nice out there but very expensive...

The CCO has eight or so main hospitals around the Cairo area, which are "semi-private" but accept a lot of people who are not part of their plan. It has a very loose relationship to the Ministry of Health, as Dr. Sharif, the head of CCO, is a personal friend of the new minister...

We did a fair amount of new development there, but mostly it was a localization project, converting all the screens and menus into Arabic. We were using a subcontractor based in Alexandria, called "ArabSoft", who are very, very good...

I am serious about the openings here at Digital Island if you are interested. Drop me a resume and I will see that the right people see it...believe it, everything that is happening on the Net is happening in San Francisco! This is the place to be.... Regards,

Bill Silow - San Francisco, California

From: Lisa M Schiffner <>
Date: Thursday, May 25, 2000 3:43 PM
Subject: karkadeeh

I have a question. Do you use the juice that you strained 1st, 2nd, or do you wait and use the juice without the reddish hue? Please let me know. Thanks

From: Kelly&James Carriere <>
Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2000 8:48 PM
Subject: "Mixed Spices"?

Lahma mu'assaga - Savory minced beef (2)
Hello: I am interested in preparing this dish(Sambusak Turnovers) and I would like to know what the spices are in the ingredient "mixed spices". Please get back to me as soon as possible. I am doing a project on Egypt, and I could get better marks if I could prepare a dish from the country I'm study. Thank-You.

From: Ranya Osman < >
Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2000 1:40 PM
Subject: you are so nice

From: Neda < >
Date: Thursday, May 18, 2000 12:10 PM
Subject: Re: halwa

Just wanted to let you know I no longer am able to get into your link for the halwa site, I called my internet provider and neither can they. Their must be a problem on your end.

To: Neda Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2000 6:23 PM Subject: Re: halwa
Hi Neda,
Once you make it, you have to use it or eat it. If you store it, you can only eat it. Good Luck. Ahmed Eissa
From: Neda <>
Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2000 9:08 PM
Subject: halwa

Hello, about the sugar wax once it is made should it be stored in the refridgerator and for how long? I think it would be very hard if it is stored in the refridgerator, how would I make it pliable?

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2000 10:59 PM
Subject: Thanx

Hello! My name is Crystal Belk. I have been searching everywhere on the internet for information on Ancient Egyptian food! I have a report due tomorrow about it. I just wanted to say thanks!!! Your website is wonderful!

From: Neda < >
Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2000 9:08 PM
Subject: halwa

Hello, about the sugar wax once it is made should it be stored in the refridgerator and for how long? I think it would be very hard if it is stored in the refridgerator, how would I make it pliable?


From: Meg Medicke <>
Date: Monday, May 15, 2000 8:04 AM
Subject: I just wanted to thank you for sharing your Sugar Wax Recipe...
..with the masses!
I'd heard of it some years ago...from a Lebanese co-worker. (She taught me all sorts of things...especially how to swear convincingly in Arabic!) I'm allergic to many of the commercial products out there for hair-removal and had meant to ask her for the recipe...but had forgotten. I tried searching on the web for hair-removal products and came up with everything but your recipe. Sally Hansen just put out their "New" Sugar Wax product and I remembered what it was called. I input that phrase into the search engine and found your recipe! I don't remember how to say Thank You in Arabic (only the swears remain in memory) so I say Thank You in English! :-)

From: Rachel Emery < >
Date: Thursday, May 11, 2000 9:45 AM
Subject: Konafah
I am interested in making the Konafah sweet dish for a geography project at school. I would love to find it at my supermarket, but I do not know what it is! Is this the shredded fillo dough? I would greatly appreciate your input and advice on this subject.
Thank You

From: < >
Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2000 3:18 PM
Subject: wasalam

ahlan, my name is ronda mahmoud and i would like to make konafah for my cooking class. but when i went to look at your recipe for it, i noticed that your recipe is a little different from the one my tunt makes. In the middle of the konafah she puts a type of sweet cheese instead of nuts, and i was wondering if you could give me the recipe of the konafah with the sweet cheese or what ever the cheese used is called. Thanks

From: Randy Jenkins <>
Date: Sunday, May 07, 2000 10:23 AM
Subject: ftaiah

I have lost a recipe given to me by an Egyptian friend. The ingredients may have been changed or Americanized, but I remember the following: ground lamb, cream cheese, green peppers, onions, some kind of spice like cinnamon, rolled in bread dough and baked. Do you have any knowledge of a similar recipe? Thank you!!! Anne Jenkins

From: Ammas -- Mallika < >
Date: Thursday, April 27, 2000 5:11 PM
Subject: your recipes
Dear Mr. Eissa,
Hello, my name is Mallika. I really liked the Egyptian recipes on your web page ( ). I am operating a recipe site myself. You can see the sight at The recipes are mainly my mother's recipes from Southern India. The site has been around since 1996 and now receives quite a lot of traffic.
I am looking for some good non-Indian recipes to add to the site. I want to select a sample of some good recipes from about 10 different countries. I was wondering if you'd mind if we used some of your recipes to represent Egypt, announcing your name, email, home page link etc. (could we use your photo, too?) I'd make sure the copyright was in your name so you could rest assured that the recipes wouldn't be misused in any way.
I can enter all the data so you wouldn't have to do anything from your end. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanking you for your excellent recipes. Sincerely, Mallika

From: Justin Marceau <>
Date: Monday, May 01, 2000 4:59 PM
Subject: Going to Cairo

Dear Ahmed,
My name is Justin and I found your e-mail address on your website when I was looking for sites about Egypt. I am preparing to go over to Cairo and teach english at College de la saint famille for one year and I had two questions for you. First I was wondering if you had any advice regarding things or places I definately should see or do or those that I should definately NOT do or see.

Secondly, my girlfriend is trying to find a 'volunteer' position either in a school or somewhere where she would be working with children and doing some real good and we were wondering if you might have any contacts there that would be helpful.

From: Michael Tolman < >
Date: Tuesday, May 02, 2000 7:44 PM
Subject: Egypt report

Dear Ahmed Eissa,

I am writing you in hopes you will help me. I am in the 6th grade and am doing my country report on Egypt. We need to interview someone from our country and I am wondering if you could help me with my interview.

If possible could you please answer the following questions and e-mail me back. If you don't have the time to answer them could you please let me know.

1. How was life different in Egypt? What are the biggest differences from the United States and Egypt?
2. What do you rember about your childhood? How was childhood different than children growing up in the U.S.?
3. How was your school experiences different from school in this country?
4. What do you miss the most about Egypt?
5. What are some of the cultural differences you had to get used to in this country? Are people different?
6. How is the food , clothing, leisure activities different?
7. What sports do they play in Egypt?
8. What is the geography and weather of Egypt ?
9. Is the language or writing different in Egypt?
10. What are some holidays that are celebrated in Egypt?
11. Describe the city and house where you lived.
12. What brought you to this country?
13. How often do you visit your home?
14. Could you describe the religion and government in Egypt?
Thank you very much,
Bryan Tolman

From: Sue Smith < >
Date: Friday, April 28, 2000 9:34 PM
Subject: Please help

To whom it may concern,

Can you please send me a recipe for bread made in Egypt, I need it for a school catering exam. If you could I would be very greatful.

The Barron

send it if you could please to

From: Vickey Craig < >
Date: Friday, April 28, 2000 10:19 AM
Subject: Re: Recipe

Reply to: Re: Recipe
I am sorry, but I still don't understand what a pound of Konafah is. Is it the philo dough? Thank you!

Ahmed Eissa wrote: Hi Brooke Craig, You can find all information you need about Konafah on my home page
Also, you can buy Baklava from most of the large Grocery stores. The recipe is writen on the box. But it is more difficult to make than Konafa. Good luck on your school project.
Ahmed Eissa

From: Vickey Craig < >
Date: Thursday, April 27, 2000 3:50 PM
Subject: Recipe

Hi, My name is Brooke Craig and I am doing a school project. We have to cook an Egyptian recipe. I would like to make your recipe for Konafah, but it calls for a pound of Konafah and I do not know what this is. I have also heard of a recipe called Baklava. Do you have a recipe for this? Thank you for your help. Brooke Craig

From: Vickey Craig < >
Date: Thursday, April 27, 2000 3:50 PM
Subject: Recipe

Hi, My name is Brooke Craig and I am doing a school project. We have to cook an Egyptian recipe. I would like to make your recipe for Konafah, but it calls for a pound of Konafah and I do not know what this is. I have also heard of a recipe called Baklava. Do you have a recipe for this? Thank you for your help. Brooke Craig

Hi Erin,
Yes, but it must be Shredded. You have to buy a special dough "Shredded Fillo Dough" (Kataifi) from a Middle Eastern store or you may find it in your local store. Good luck. Ahmed Eissa

From: < >
Date: Monday, April 24, 2000 2:27 PM
Subject: (no subject)

in your directions, you talk of a type of fillo dough called Kataifi. Is that what you are talking about when you say konafah in the recioe? thank you, erin massengale

From: Dawn Betz < >
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2000 1:23 PM
Subject: Reciepes

My name is Dominique. I am needing a recipe for a project I am doing in my Social Studies class. The subject I choose was Egypt, over the internet it is not very easy to find any recipes. If you could give me any it would be of great help. You can e-mail it to: or
Thank You,

From: Edith B. Molthen < >
Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2000 4:27 PM
Subject: Sahlab

Question: Is Sahlab the same as Tapioca? Please respond.

From: taha azoz < >
Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2000 4:26 PM
Subject: hello

hello mr ahmed essa . i saw you web site . i be very pleased to hear from you . my name is taha yehia taha m. azoz . i am student in the fachlty of arts english dept. i live in egypt . i leave you now.


From: spencer tunick < >
Date: Saturday, March 25, 2000 5:38 PM
Subject: please help with om aly

do you know the recipe for the egyptian desert om aly ive been trying to find it forever thank you spencer tunick

From: < >
Date: Sunday, March 12, 2000 12:19 PM
Subject: Thank you

Dear Mr. Eissa,
I would like to thank you for posting such an informative site about your home country, Egypt. My 11 year old son and I are presenting information about Egyptian culture, ancient and modern, at our local library next week.
Your site was particularly helpful of all the sites I studied. It must be because you were born in Egypt and you have such a love for it.

I plan to try many of the recipes from your site. I am familiar with many foods from the Middle East, and I see many similarities between Lebanese, Greek, Italian, and Egyptian cooking. I have an Italian heritage, but I have had the privilege of growing up among a diversity of cultures. I want my son to have an appreciation of all cultures, too. Thus our presentation this week on Egyptian culture at the library.

Thank you again. No doubt I will be visiting your site many times. I will recommend it to others.
Renee Paolino

From: lolly <>
Date: Thursday, February 03, 2000 4:47 PM
Subject: Re: recipe please

dear Ahmed
thanks for the info

From: Ahmed Eissa <>
To: lolly <>
Date: Saturday, January 22, 2000 10:39 PM
Subject: Re: recipe please
Hi halima,

Contact the nearest Islamic Center to you and ask any Egyptian, where the nearest Middle Eastern grocery store? Good Luck. Ahmed Eissa
From: lolly <>
Date: Friday, January 21, 2000 3:02 PM
Subject: Re: recipe please
Dear Ahmed
thanks for your reply. unfortunately i don't know where to find the pre packaged sahleb. do you know where i could send for some or perhaps make it from scratch. many thanks, Halima
To: lolly <>
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2000 2:47 PM
Subject: Re: recipe please
Hi Halima,
I just returned from a 3 weeks trip to Egypt. As you requested, I added the Sahlab Recipe to my home page ENJOY, Ahmed Eissa
From: lolly <>
Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2000 4:46 PM
Subject: recipe please
Hi Ahmed
have just come back from an amazing 21 day 2,500 mile overland trip around Egypt. What a fantastic country, people so friendly and relaxed.
cought your site while searching endlessly for a recipe for that delicious drink SAHLEB. please, please let me know how i can make it here at home in the U.K. from Debs (HALIMA)

From: <>
Date: Tuesday, February 01, 2000 7:19 PM
Subject: question about Sambusak

My son and I are going to try the recipe for Sambusak but I do not know how much 1 kg. is. Would you please let me know in cups how much flour 1 kg. is? Thank you. We look forward to trying your dish.
Cheryll Blount

From: Robert Parks <>
Date: Monday, January 31, 2000 11:46 AM
Subject: Recipes

Thank you very much for the Egyptian recipes. My grandaughter's Girl Scout troop is having a project to make some Egyptian food.
Thanks again,
Robert Parks

From: <>
Date: Thursday, January 20, 2000 8:01 PM
Subject: Research paper

Hello. My daughter has chosen to do a research paper on Egypt. As part of her report she needs to interview someone on this topic. I have tried to find a group or person on line that she could contact. I was wondering if you might have any suggestions. If so, please contact us at your earliest convenience through our e-mail address We thank you in advance for your time.
S DeLucia

From: Nancy Arvizu <>
Date: Thursday, January 20, 2000 12:45 PM
Subject: Thanks for the site
It took me and my daughter awhile to find your informative site. She will be making a Egyptian dish for the Girl Scouts on International Day. Thank you so much for the helpful site.

From: maureen wilson <>
Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2000 3:13 PM
Subject: middle easten breakfast

I am interested in serving a traditional middle Easton breakfast, can you tell me what type of food is traditionally served. Thankyou in anticipation.
maureen w.

From: Eddie Martinez <>
Date: Sunday, January 16, 2000 2:01 PM
Subject: help me

i need an Egyptian apetizer reciepie for my country report that will serve
about 30 ASAP respond at

From: Dylan McCalmont <>
Date: Thursday, January 13, 2000 1:02 AM

Thank you for your web site. It helped me on a school project.

From: lolly <>
Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2000 5:46 PM
Subject: recipe please

Hi Ahmed
have just come back from an amazing 21 day 2,500 mile overland trip around Egypt. What a fantastic country, people so friendly and relaxed. cought your site while searching endlessly for a recipe for that delicious drink SAHLEB.
Please, please let me know how i can make it here at home in the U.K.
from Debs

From: rsc <>
Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2000 3:59 AM
Subject: Sadd el Hanak

Can you give me the exact ingredients and a recipe for sadd el hanak?
Thank you in advance.

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Date: Friday, November 26, 1999 4:54 AM
Subject: Comments on your site...

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Date: Saturday, January 08, 2000 12:57 AM
Subject: Cauliflower with tomato

I was just wondering what the directions for this are. The ingredients are listed but not the instructions. We would like to make this tomorrow for a school project. If it would not be too much trouble to email me with the instructions I would really appreciate it.

From: Peggy Eymann <>
Date: Thursday, January 06, 2000 12:22 AM
Subject: samn balady

My niece is doing a school project on Egypt. She found a recipe for Kahk she'd like to try. Can you tell us what "samn balady" is? Thank you! Peggy

From: A. Robert Blattner <>
Date: Thursday, December 23, 1999 10:24 PM
Subject: Pastry Recipe

Would it be possible for you to send me a recipe for "sambusak"; or to tell me where I can obtain same? Thank you in anticipation,
Bob Blattner

thanks so much!!! kelli

From: <>
Date: Sunday, December 05, 1999 10:33 PM
Subject: egyptian food

i recently visited your web site, and decided to try cooking the eggplant dish. i have a few questions though. is the eggplant dish the main dish? what can i cook to go along with it for dinner? thanks so much!!!

From: Kelly Prevett <>
Date: Wednesday, December 01, 1999 6:00 PM
Subject: Recipes

Dear Sir or Madam,

My name is Trisha Prevett and I attend Pioneer Valley Regional School. My class for Social Studies is looking for recipes to make that are from Egypt. They should be easy to make, not cost alot of money, and something that kids would actually eat. That is the requirement. Please if you have any suggestions or comments, e-mail me back. Thanks for your time and efforts.


Trisha Prevett

Trisha Prevett

From: preston mangus <>
< >
Date: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 12:58 PM
Subject: Egyptian recipies


From: preston mangus <>
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 1999 12:16 PM

Hi!!!! Help, my daughter is studying ancient Egypt in her 6th grade social studies and we NEED an ancient Egyptian recipe.....something easy.....thank you very much.....Martha Mangus

From: Robert Eddy <>
Date: Monday, November 22, 1999 10:40 PM
Subject: Love of Egypt

Your homepage is wonderful. I love the music, my wife loves the recipes. Your links are helpful. My wife and I lived in Egypt from 1981 to 1984. I was teaching at the University of Tanta. I am an American Muslim. I miss Egypt very much. Write back.
Salaam alekum
Robert Eddy
Salah el-Din

From: Judy Parker < >
Date: Monday, November 22, 1999 5:01 PM
Subject: I was wondering

Hi! I'm doing a project on Egypt and I'm wondering if there is a recipe for Egyptian Chocolate Cake. I got the Egyptian Chocolate Cake recipe from the soar websiteand I didn't know if that recipe is originally from Egypt. Since you are orginally from Egypt I wanted to know if there is a recipe for the Egyptian Chocolate Cake. I would apperciate it if you could give me this recipe or information today. Please send it to

From: gary d. kilmer <>
Date: Saturday, November 20, 1999 2:24 PM
Subject: egyptian food

I am researching yogurt recipes and wonder if you could help. Do you have any recipes (or can you tell me where to find them) for a semolina cake Basbousa?) made with yogurt and honey syrup? Also, is there such a thing as a beet-and-yogurt salad in Egyptian cooking?

Have you heard of poached eggs on top of yogurt mixed with garlic? Is this a lunch dish or breakfast? I would very much appreciate your help!

Wendela Kilmer

From: Damian Egan <>
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 1999 7:37 AM
Subject: Recipe for Kushari


I am trying to find a recipe for Kushari (or is it Koshair/Koushari)

I sampled this in Luxor and Cairo and was very taken with it. I have found a couple of recipes, but I am not sure they are the definitive thing as I seem to remember the meal I ate contained chick peas and these recipes do not I hope you can help

From: Hafner, Sue <>
Date: Tuesday, November 16, 1999 11:33 AM

Your web page had many wonderful recipes! Do you have any for Egyptian breads? I haven't been able to find any. If you do, could you e-mail some of them to either this address or to
Thank you, Jennifer LaRosee, Andover, CT

From: MICHELLE WHITE-GODINET <"mc godinet"> <MICHELLE WHITE-GODINET <"mc godinet">>
Date: Tuesday, November 16, 1999 11:32 PM
Subject: Egyptian Food and Drink

I Just wanted to thank yo for your time and effort that you put into your page on Ancient Egyptian Food and Drink. My daughter's sixth grade class have to make a presentation about Egypt, and she chose Egypt's Food and History. It was great to find your information, it was very simple for her to understand and sge enjoyed reading the history as did. Thank you again for your assistance.
Michelle Godinet

From: <>
Date: Monday, November 15, 1999 3:13 PM
Subject: Thank you!

Thank you for supplying the lovely Egyptican recipes. My daughter is studying Egypt in school, and must bring Egyptian food for the other students. I think this is something you've heard of people having to do already! Thank you again!
Cathy Baylor
Seattle, Washington

From: <>
Date: Thursday, November 04, 1999 1:45 PM
Subject: request

Sir: I enjoyed visiting your impressive website and tested some of your easy and tasty recipes.
In your future updates, you might want to add the recipe for the" wonderful sweet balls in syrup known as "lokmat el Kaadhi. I do not have the recipe for it, and it is also sadly missing in all other Egyptian cooking sites. Thanks and regards.
Adnan Al-Katib
Washington, DC

From: < >
Date: Wednesday, November 03, 1999 5:01 PM
Subject: Egyptian recipes

I am looking for a simple Egyptian recipe for my daughter's school project. Something with common ingredients if at all possible and something that can be eaten as a finger food, or with very little preparation. If you can be of any assistance I would greatly appreciate it. I am also trying to find an easy way for her to "dress like an Egyptian" Any ideas?
Thank you for your time.

Subject: IT Future in Egypt
Date: Tue, 2 Nov 1999 10:41:12 +0200 (EET)

Your e-mail sent to me below certainly seems important. My understanding IDSC (Information and Decision Support Center - The Egyptian Cabinet) is the government branch in Egypt responsible for IT. You are professional, not a ministry yet but look like you will be. However, you have none of the
bureaucracy and backward thinking of traditional government personnel. You are all very highly educated, most of you educated abroad in very respected schools in America and England, and are really trying your best to make an improvement in Egypt. This letter is typical of your forward-thinking.
Therefore I'm responding as best I know how. I hope my feedback would be taken seriously. Thank you for choosing me to participate in this survey.

To help in making a change in the future of IT in Egypt, my suggestions are as follow:

- Every possible thought that you might have about the subject.
1) Increase (double or triple) the number of telephone lines in Egypt and reduce the phone use prices.
3) Help increase the number of Server Providers in Egypt by giving them big tax breaks.
3) Computer education is very important starting from the first grade.
4) Learning the English language is very important in IT. It is much more important than French, German, Russian, ... etc.
Therefore we should start it in the first grade and students should not pass the year unless they pass the English class.
5) Use India as an example for computer education. India export hundreds of thousands of computer professionals to the USA.
The Indian government support computer education. Every day pass more major American companies going to India to develop their software in India.
6) Develop software in Egypt like India.
7) Build computer hardware in Egypt.
8) Produce computer books with a very low prices.
9) Encourage news papers to make a large section on computer daily.
10) Encourage TV and Radio to produce shows on computers.
11) Encourage companies to use computers.
12) Encourage people to buy computers (hardware and software) from overseas by zero tax the computers.

- Your name and title.
Ahmed Hamdy Eissa - Software Engineer / Business Systems delivery Specialist.
- Your position.
Business Systems delivery Specialist

- Your educational (academic) degree.
Master of Science - Software Engineer.

- Your country of residence.
Currently, Manchester, Connecticut, USA

I will be in Egypt, (Cairo, Luxor and Aswan) for 3 weeks December 23, 1999 to January 11, 2000.
Ahmed Eissa

Dear "Haneen" User,
The following text is a proposal presented by IDSC (Information and Decision Support Center - The Egyptian Cabinet) to discuss

the future and challenges of IT (Information Technology) in Egypt.
We didn't choose you randomly, but you were selected among a group whom we believe are capable of making a change in the future of IT in Egypt due to their skills, suggestions and appreciated cooperation. Please reply to this email listing:
- Every possible thought that you might have about the subject.
- Your name and title.
- Your position.
- Your educational (academic) degree.
- Your country of residence.
We thank you in advance for your efforts.

Best Regards,
Haneen "The Egyptians Abroad Services Website"


President Hosni Mubarak inaugurated the first national conference for Information Technology on Monday 13Th September in a ceremony which lasted over two hours on the sidelines of the two days conference in an opening address, Mubarak expressed the hope that Egypt would make advances in IT "in order for us to become one of the producers of the latest components and a base of the information industry". The president was speaking to a large gathering of state officials, businessmen and IT experts at the international Conference Center in Nasr City.

Mubarak's six points plan for the coming years include fostering a greater national demand for information. "The starting point that represents the basic core of this gigantic project is to prepare the Egyptian community from school and university students to graduates and specialist for embarking onto the sophisticated technology era and also to encourage institutes, schools and community organizations to build additional training and rehabilitation centers all over Egypt. To be more specific, our future orientation will be based on the follow in approaches:-

First: Develop national demand for information and its uses. We are certainly aware that the demand for any commodity or service is the only justification to produce it. In the absence of demand by individuals, it would be futile to allocate any sources or investments to such industry. We are also aware that demand in the countries that have overtaken us was generated by government initiative along with a specific demand by their bodies and institutions for specific types and volumes of information to be presented within specific deadlines. We will expand data bases already built, introducing additional ones so as to update, modernize and supplement those in existence thereby promoting local demand.

Second: we will head for world markets in search of our share of world demand that reaches hundred billion of dollars every year. We will assist in studies made on foreign markets, their requirements, dealing rules and the corporations on which such markets depend for meeting their requirements. It is now incumbent upon us to plan for an Egyptian-origin, global market-oriented industry that should leap to an advanced position among our industrial experts.

Third: As the success of such industry with all its components depends on available cadres trained in computer widely accessible in child clubs, culture centers, schools and universities. We also need to expand training programs in government and private institutions, offer more support to centers for talented and creative software makers, send missions to reputed corporations in the fields of educating and preparing technical staff and experts in order to keep abreast of ongoing developments in scientific and training programming, materials and techniques.

Fourth: In order to accelerate the development of this industry we need to enter into alliances between information makers in Egypt and their counterparts in more advanced countries especially those who have made great strides in upgrading their industry and that house the biggest number of corporations operating in various fields of this industry. Such alliances have now become a pre-requisite for transferring knowledge, reducing production costs and increasing marketing power.

Fifth: In order to develop this industry, we need also to ensure a constant flow of public and private investments to upgrade infrastructure facilities especially the telecommunication network, reduce uses' costs related to data transmission, build and equip training centers, establish areas suitable for setting up, within the country, software plants and laboratories. It may be necessary at that point to find a suitable formula to guarantee integration of roles between the government and private sectors including incentives required for investments.

Sixth: It will be necessary to review existing legislation, so as to allow producers of this industry under the law full protection of their inventions. Thus, we can ensure that they will be able to obtain their needs of supplies and facilities at competitive costs and guarantee the flow of their requirements and products to and from the outside world without restrictions or hurdles."

I, Eng. Rafaat Radwan the chairman of IDSC Egypt would like to invite all the Egyptians who are living in foreign countries, to contribute with us with there respectful thought on how to apply this program in our country. I would like also to suggest an idea of arranging a conference in Egypt for all the people who are interested in this field to put a suitable program for Egypt to enter the new millenium with confident steps.
Rafaat Radwan
Chairman of IDSC Egypt

N.B: Please forward this email to any Egyptian friends whom you think will be interested in the subject

From: Laura E. Maggiolino <>
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 1999 5:48 PM
Subject: Ancient Egyptian dishes

We're doing a project about ancient egypt. Do you have any ancient egyptian recipes? Thanks

From: Daniel Thornton <>
Date: Monday, October 25, 1999 6:40 PM
Subject: Foods of Egypt

My name is Angela. My son's school is having an international day. His class has been assigned Egypt. I have to prepare an authentic (or as close as I can get) dish. My dilemna is, the project is due this Friday, and I was just informed today. Can you help? I bake for a professioin. I would like to do
something in cake or dessert form. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks so much for any help you can give us. I'm sure the students at Calvary Christian Academy will appreciate it.

Date: Sunday, October 24, 1999 9:00 PM


Dear Ratan,
Thanks for your e-mail.
I town they use bricks and concrete.
In a village they use the same as town and if they are poor, they use mud bricks without cement.

Very old furniture. Usually they live in a bad area where you can see garbage every where and no good sewer system.

Nice streets and neighborhood and garden. Also, new, and expensive furniture.

The same as all over the world.

Towns are the same, villages are usually build from
mud breaks.

Thanks again for your e-mail.
Regards. Ahmed Eissa

Date: Friday, October 22, 1999 11:04 PM


From: <>
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 1999 6:39 PM
Subject: Recipes

Dear Ahmed,
Thanks for the recipes. I don't know which one to try first, but they all sound great. Thank you for making this information available.


From: wagdy saad <>
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 1999 6:25 PM

dear ahmad
your website is an excellent site may GOD bless you

From: Laurie Mix <>
Date: Tuesday, October 12, 1999 4:52 PM

Thanks for sharing your recipe site with me =)

I'm looking for a recipe for eggplant meatballs using cubed eggplant, bread crumbs, eggs, garlic, grated cheese, fresh parsley flakes......or anything similar. I was told the eggplant meatball tastes very similar to a "ground beef" meatball and I'm very interested in trying since my family no longer eats ground beef.

Thank you so much for taking the time to help!

Laurie Mix

Thank you for your brief description of the typical egyptian breakfast if u happen to know any good

websites on egyptian cooking i would be glad to get it . thanks for your time and have a good day

De : Ahmed Eissa <
À : ludwig lemieux <>
Date : 10 octobre, 1999 17:31
Objet : Re: breakfast
Hi ludwig,
A traditionnal breakfast menu the average egyptian eats: Bread, Foul which is Soi Beans cooked all night, eggs, Falafel, white cheese, and Halawa, and honey. Thanks and Good Luck. Ahmed Eissa

From: ludwig lemieux <>
Date: Wednesday, October 06, 1999 11:02 AM
Subject: breakfast
i would like to know if u could give me a brief description of a traditionnal breakfast enu the average egyptian eats. i am doing a analysis of culinary tradition in egypt , and cant seem to find information on breakfast. thank you for your time
ludwig montreal quebec canada

From: Merial Terzi <>
Date: Tuesday, October 12, 1999 2:32 AM
Subject: Friends of Alexandria

Dear Ahmed Eissa
Was impressed by your site. You might like to know
that a very interesting book has just been launched at the Egyptian Embassy in London called "The Shores of Wisdom, The Story of the Ancient Library of Alexandria" by Derek Flower. The author, who has lived many years in Egypt, has also written a successful novel which beautifully evokes Alexandria.
I suggest you visit his site: and read the reviews. Best regards,

Kelsey Skrede,
Konafa is a dessert made from shredded Philo dough, you can purchase the dough from a Middle Eastern grocery store and the directions are on the box.
Ahmed Eissa

From: Ahmed Eissa <
To: Skredes <>
Date: Sunday, October 10, 1999 6:06 PM
Subject: Re: Egyptian Cooking

Kelsey Skrede,
You can find an Egyptian meal for your class on my Web Page:
Then click on Receipes.

An easy receipes to prepare is Konafa (it is a dessert).
Good Luck.
Ahmed Eissa

From: Skredes <>
Date: Saturday, October 09, 1999 10:33 AM
Subject: Egyptian Cooking

Hi I am in the 7th grade and we are studying Egypt. My friend and I would like to perpare an Egyptian meal for our class but we are having trouble finding receipes. Could you help us? We would like to fix a main meal dish and a dessert it would also be helpful if they were easy receipes to prepare.
Kelsey Skrede

From: <>
Date: Sunday, July 18, 1999 8:36 PM
Subject: Egyptian Herb drink

Looking for anyone that can tell me what the herb is that is used to make a dark purple drink called something like cockadee. It needs a lot of sugar.
Can be drunk cold or hot. I have a bag of the spices and want to know what they are for when they are gone. It looks to be some sort of a dried flower. Also I had I think eggplant in rolls such as wine leaves. Any recipe for that? It resembled wine leaves only was a translucent light green. Thanks

From: <>
Date: Tuesday, July 13, 1999 12:26 PM
Subject: (no subject)

Dear Sir ,
My name is Mitch Mesenburg , I have a catering service in Huron Ohio , and recently I recieved a request from a local company for a menu for Egyptian style foods some of the recipes I've found are, Koshari, Masaka, Mashy and Halawa Sweet . I was wondering if you would know of any other recipes that would be of interest to a group of Egyptian bussinessmen ? Looking forward to your reply,

From: Robert Reitinger <>
Date: Sunday, July 04, 1999 2:02 PM
Subject: Living in Egypt

Dear Sir,

I recently obtained a job as a teacher at a school in Cairo. I am thrilled to be honored with such a position. I saw your link during a Yahoo search. I was wondering if you could have the time to give me a few hints about what an American could do to improve their chances of success living in Egypt?
Robert Reitinger - Oregon

From: INFO <>
Date: Thursday, June 17, 1999 12:17 PM
Subject: Greetings from Slovakia

Hi Ahmed,
I will surely try some of the recipes you provede at your pages, for the food you describe there is certainly very delicious.I am looking forward to trying those specialities.

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From: Andrew <>
Date: Monday, June 07, 1999 8:38 PM
Subject: Greetings From SoundStone!

Greetings from!
I recently visited Ahmed Hamdy Eissa's Home Page and want to explore the possibility of working with you to promote music on-line.
Our music-retail website offers the LARGEST (over 310,000) selection of albums available on-line. The approach to CD sales is unique. We provide visitors with interesting and informative content from writers who are intelligent and entertaining (with just the proper degree of quirkiness). Check it out and tell us what you think.
If you are interested in linking with us so your visitors can come to to purchase music, please contact us or check out our Affiliate Network Program. The ANP is designed to compensate those
websites that link with us. We will pay you up to 15% of sales revenue in CASH for every CD purchased at by a customer coming from your site. It's our way of creating an on-line music community and saying THANK YOU for linking! It is entirely up to you if you wish to join this Program and simply setting up a link is always an option. was recently selected as a Lycos Top 5% site and we had a huge write-up in the "Merchants & Marketing" section of the 1/17 Billboard (yeah!). E-mail us with any questions you have. We hope to hear from you soon! Keep on rockin' in the Web world,

From: Karen Heidelberger <>
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 1999 7:48 PM
Subject: a forgotten recipe I would love to have

Mr. Hamdy,
I was delighted to be able to print your egyptian recipes - We spent 2 years living in Cairo and left with many good memories.- yogurt cucumber salad, mint tea and tahina sauce dip were amongst my
favourites. And the many wonderful spices in the Khan el Khalili market. Hmm. wonderful! My large regret was that I did not write a specific recipe down, and though I watched it being made upon many
occasions, I have not perfected it here upon my return - specifically (and I do feel uncomfortable addressing a gentleman in this context, but perhaps I could relay my request to your wife or family ladies) halawa, the leg depilatory. I would love to have specific measurements, instead of the vague ones I remember. Sugar and water, with a squeeze of lemon juice, boiled to a specific temperature (many little bubbles, that I do recall) and it is also made with honey and water, and perhaps lemon juice too. I have hunted the internet for a recipe, but alas, have had no luck in finding any areference to it. Please could you help, of perhaps guide me to someone who would not mind sharing the recipe with me. Thank you very much in advance, and again, I was delighted to log onto your page. all the best, Jay.

From: Tony Stavalone <>
Date: Monday, May 24, 1999 8:53 PM
Subject: Interesting Web Site

Too bad we didn't find your site earlier. My daughter is doing a project for Social Studies and she picked Egypt to study. We had a difficult time trying to obtain information on modern Egyptian customs, etc. Last phase of the project includes making an authentic dish. We chose the Konafah dessert. It sounds really good. Any suggestions? Thank you,

From: Sally Walsh Roberts <>
Date: Monday, May 17, 1999 1:14 PM
Subject: Egyptian Lifestyle of Kids

I am a 6th grade student looking for information on the cultural and lifestyle of kids in Egypt, today. If you have any information to share, please e-mail back to:

thank you,
p.s. This is for an assignment due before May 27th.

From: Tom Huston <>
Date: Sunday, May 16, 1999 9:05 PM
Subject: HELP!!

My name is Jason and im doing a project on Egypt and i was wondering if you could tell me what CORN FOUR is in cooking. I would really appreciate it and i need it asap.

From: <>
Date: Friday, May 14, 1999 4:43 AM
Subject: Egypt


Hi Ahmed,
I Found your site while showing my 2 friends, AHMED and HAMBY how to use the internet.
I thought it interesting that your name almost matches my friends' names. When I saw your title was "Software Engineer", I felt compelled to write this note. In case you are curious, I point out that I grew up near RPI, actually, in strolling distance of Union College, in Schenectady, NY. For the past several years I have been developing a POS (Point Of Sale) program for the 'ibm' PC world. It is very fast and easy to use. I really need to port it from DOS to WIN98. Is that anything you do?? Let me hear from you. In the meantime I will try and share your recipes with my friends. By the way they are both cooks! You have a neat website. Bill Hall
The current date is 5-14-99 not 5-12-99; we very BAD internet access here (Holly Hill, SC near Charleston, SC).

From: <>
Date: Monday, May 10, 1999 8:32 PM
Subject: great recipies

hey i just wanted to say u have a cool website, i used one of your recipies for a class project and it was great!!! thanx

From: Greg Grove-White <>
Date: Wednesday, May 05, 1999 3:03 AM
Subject: School project.

I just wanted to thank you Ahmed. My 12 year old is currently doing a major report and in keeping with her obsession about Egypt she has chosen the country. Part of the project involves 1) making a menu that
would be typically found in Egypt 2) preparing a food. The sweet dessert you mentioned sounds delicious but I am unfamiliar with the principle ingredient. She will likely try one of the other recipes. Again thanks. It makes being a supportive mom much easier.

From: Georges Canan <>
Date: Monday, April 26, 1999 3:09 PM
Subject: RE: informations

Thanks anyhow for reading you. However the previuos request was from somebody else who like me likes the Hammam Domiatti. I think a member of my family met a few days ago a lady just arriving from Egypt.
We are supposed to get the recipy from her. Upon having it I will E-Mailed to you Salam and best regards
georges Canan

From: Georges Canan <>
Date: Friday, April 23, 1999 2:10 PM
Subject: informations

Mr Ahmed Hamdi Eissa.
I am looking for a recipe a long time for the STUFFED PIGEONS but not the regular stuffing. In arabic we used to call it: HAMMAM DOMIATTI. the stuffing consists mainly of onions and .... somethigs else, which I do not know also the direction of cooking the pigeons. Thank you in advance and ALF CHOKR
Georges Canaan

From: <>
Date: Saturday, April 17, 1999 7:45 PM
Subject: Thank You for signing

Thank You for signing my GuestBook. It was an honor for me.
I hope u liked my page and i will always do my best to make it look better.

From: Robert Cooper <>
Date: Thursday, March 25, 1999 9:25 PM
Subject: web page class @ Manchester High

I am currently enrolled in a 13 week computer 'overview' class at Cheney Tech, (three more weeks to go)

One of my classmates there attended your 'Internet' class at Manchester High.

We would, both of us, - and yet another friend of mine - (which now makes three), like to learn to make a Web Page. I think you began a Web class yesterday? at least that's what was advertised.

What do you say, can we do it? I imagine my email address will default, but if it does not it's: Hope to hear from you soon

From: < >
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 1999 5:29 PM
Subject: Thanks
Your site is great !!!! If count every thing I needed for my Egyptian cook book that I'm making in class. Your site was very helpful to others in my class also. Thank again !!!!!!!

From: Deborah Mitchell < >
Date: Thursday, March 18, 1999 4:00 PM
Subject: Hi

Dear Ahmed,
A friend in Cairo sent me a link to your site because of the recipes, I am looking for some good Mahshi recipes. So far there seems to be so much variation I am not even sure what the common definition
is that makes mahshi (SP).

I want them as I am but 2 weeks married now to an Egyptian man -and he cannot cook boiling water but misses the tastes of home...

I also read your marriage/immigration section and finds that it wonderfully describes the mess we are in the process of trying to get through now. You know, I could use a support group or link to others in the same situation if you know of any. This is frustrating at best and absolutely stupid at worst. --The forms never even ask if the immigrant can read or write English, or how much education they have had, or what their earnings were in the past (although you are sure right about them wanting to know everything about ME)...
As he is a ALAZHAR graduate in computer engineering with a good work history, this should be in his favor, yet nowhere can I even tell INS this on their forms... OK, thanks for letting me vent- this is *why* i could use a support group to help us get through this...
Anyway- back to the recipes, if you can help me with this or know of a site that can, please let me know.
Deborah Mitchell-Khalil

From: Ayman Karam < >
Date: Sunday, March 07, 1999 10:18 AM
Subject: hi

it's good home page
my name is ayman
28 m eh\gypt tanta

sales manger in internet (future)

From: <>
Date: Sunday, March 07, 1999 12:48 AM
Subject: kunafah

Assalam alaikum
Please give me kunafah recipe made with bread,samolina,milk,gishta(ricotta cheese),sugar.

From: mandoura naguib <>
Date: Friday, March 05, 1999 3:27 PM
Subject: Thanks For Visiting My Page

Mr Ahmed Eissa,
Thank you so much for visiting my page "Welcome To Mandino's Kitchen" and leaving your URL in my Add-A-Link page. I visited your site and really enjoyed my visit. You have a lot of interesting information there. My site is temporarily off-line now. I am renovating. You cannot get to it from the index page but you can still get to it if you bookmarked the main kitchen entrance. I will add your link as soon as I update. By the way, you have Ancient Egyptian recipes. One of them is Koshary available on your site. Some of them are: Beid Mez3lel, 3ssal we tehina, beid bel 3gwa, roz bel fool el akhdar. Again it was a pleasure visiting your plage. I bookmarked and will visit often.
Mandoura Naguib
Cairo, Egypt
Speak kind words...and receive kind echoes!

From: <>
Date: Tuesday, March 02, 1999 9:43 PM
Subject: (no subject)

This is such a great web site, and I just wanted to tell how much it helped me find an Egyptian food to make for a project at school. Thank You!

From: <>
Date: Thursday, February 25, 1999 12:03 AM
Subject: Thanks For Putting it all Together

I love your site. A wealth of information. Shokran!
El hamdu li Allah

From: <>
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 1999 7:20 PM
Subject: Specific recipes from Egypt

Hello...i am hoping you can help me...i am doing an international project on egypt next week and i am looking specifically for recipes of either feteara or kochari. I would greatly appreciate if you can help with either. thanks in advance

From: Hussein El-Sharkawi < >
Date: Saturday, February 20, 1999 2:32 AM
Subject: Nice to meet you

Dear Ahmed,
I was searching for something and I found you page.
I am glad to meet you, I am Egyptian and I live with my Egyptian wife and my 2 lovely kids, Mohamed and Sarah, in Sterling, Virginia.
I am Real Estate and I am doing some business in State of Virginia.
I will visit your page again to check some interesting subjects included in your page but not tonight.
There are two links probably will be interesting to you.
1. it is 24 hour Arabic radio station broadcasting from Washington, DC
2. it is the Egyptian State Information Service.
Keep in touch and I hope to see you soon.


From: <>
Date: Thursday, February 18, 1999 7:14 PM
Subject: thankyou

I am a sixth grade student at middle school. We were doing a historicle newspaper for egypt in class....and I was looking on the web because we needed a recipe in our newspaper. I came across the one you happened to have on the web.
Any ways i am so glad that you had that recipe on the web because it was a great recipe and everyone that tried it liked it! Well....i just thought i would tell you and say thanx for haveing that on the web!!

From: Virginia L Kodadek <>
Date: Saturday, December 26, 1998 1:13 AM

I made the recipe and it turned out great! My class loved it. Infact, I had one girl ask for the recipe. Thanks again! - Kelly

From: Wael W El Dakhakhni <>
Date: Tuesday, November 24, 1998 4:23 PM
Subject: Hi :)

we really like ur home page
it is very cool especially the greeting in ur voice and our engagement picture
we made it our desktop wallpaper
thanx a lot :)

From: Cedomir Milivojevic <mceda@EUnet.yu>
Date: Saturday, October 17, 1998 10:45 AM
Subject: Info needed...

I just found your home page and i need few infos about Cairo.
Can you tell me what is the price for renting small (2-bed room) apartment in Cairo?
What is the average salary in Egypt (estimated food costs) per month?
A college of mine should go there and we need that information.
If you can help me, thanks in advance.
Cedomir Milivojevic

From: Edgar Miersch <>
Date: Thursday, September 24, 1998 10:11 AM
Subject: (Kein Betreff)

i would like to thank you for your home page which presents some information about egypt.
I am Ekramy Salama from Egypt,and i write to you from germany. am in the faculty of petrrfoleum & mining engineering in suez.
i will be back to Egypt at 30/10/98 god willing so i will be very happy if you can write to me.

bye ekramy ,

From: Lotus K < >
Date: Monday, September 21, 1998 8:01 PM
Subject: Re: Al Ahram Recipes!

Dear Ahmed,

I thank you very much for your reply and really hope that you could come up with an answer as to how to print the recipes...They look like what my grandma use to bake!

Going through the experience of having difficulties printing a scanned recipes, maybe in the future if you cut the recipe and try to scan them one at a time and add each as a separate file. This would at least make them easy to print, at least this is what I think.

You're doing a great job with the page, thank you and keep adding more.. You got a nice collection.
Salams. Mona

Dear Mona,
The answer of your question "How to print the recipes ?" is there are 2 solutions:
1) Create an HTML program and use my .JPG scanned file and reduce its size to display it, then print it. To do that you need to have some programming back ground.

In the future, when I have time I'll make it smaller, but it will be hard to read. Keep visiting my site.

2) When printing it choose Landscape option to print it side ways. Also, it is better to print it using large size of paper and good printer.

3) Currently, my scanner is out of order -in the future I'll cut the recipe and try to scan them one at a time and add each as a separate file. This would at least make them easy to print.
I thank you very much for your help to improve my site.
Ahmed Eissa

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