Egyptians are amazing at cooking meat, but also the creators of some of the most popular vegetarian dishes in the world. We love the colorful food and dynamic flavors. These 10 Egyptian blogs we love will inspire you to dive into Egyptian cuisine!
Cairo Kitchen is a physical restaurant with several locations, but it also runs an entertaining and educational blog that combines history with food, with many posts focusing on a single ingredient. It details the history of that ingredient in Egyptian food and the many uses for it before delving into recipes. Posts are broken up into specific, purpose-driven categories, including Cairo Kitchen for Kids, Egyptian Street Food and Food History.
While MidEats isn’t exclusively Egyptian, we’ll allow it on this list because it’s such an endearing blog. Many posts aren’t just recipes but are also fun reflections from American-Egyptian authors, such as “Food Traditions of my Egyptian Grandparents” or interviews with professional Egyptian chefs. You’ll even find reviews of Egyptian restaurants and allergy-conscious recipes.
Dyna updates her blog almost every week, and she keeps it contemporary with Egyptian twists on modern dishes eaten around the world, as well as easy recipes for your favorite, most popular Egyptian dishes — many of which you eat all the time and didn’t even realize were Egyptian! Our favorite thing about Dyna’s blog is that she gets personal about what’s happening in her life, and why the particular dish of that day is helping her or nourishing not just her body but also her mind. Most posts include a fun Youtube video.
Buttered-Up is a treat for anyone looking for a little challenge with big payoffs. The dishes are imaginative, bold, and completely unique, but always incorporating some aspect of Egyptian cuisine. If it isn’t Egyptian ingredients, it’s Egyptian essence, such as the Zebra Cake Turned Biscotti! Buttered-Up also regularly accepts guest posts from other great food bloggers.
FoodOfEgypt is well organized, well written, and full of stunning imagery. It looks like a professional network’s website! Recipes are broken into several categories including appetizers, seafood, rice and pasta, meats, offal and more. The recipes appeal to a large group of diners, from the indulgent to the dieting. We like that most recipes focus on one part of a larger dish — such as spiced ground beef or walnut sauce that you can then mix and match with the other items on the blog.
The authors of Anissas.com regularly sell their food at street festivals, so we know their recipes can be trusted! This blog isn’t for rushed readers, but if you have the time, its lively, almost novel-style posts are very rewarding. Posts vary from recipes to descriptions of Egyptian festivals to reviews of cookbooks to write-ups on Egyptian restaurants around the world.
We love the Egyptian Kitchen’s super easy, not-at-all-pretentious recipes. For Egyptians living away from home, this site is like a hug with a lot of traditional Egyptian recipes made by Egyptian mothers like fiteer (Egyptian-style pizza) and anise cookies. The author makes sure to modernize recipes so ingredients are easy to find, and each recipe comes with a brief history or cultural lesson.
This blog is great if you want to skip right to the recipes. It’s a no-fuss blog with posts listed in an easy-to-read, scroll-down style. But what we like about it most is the author posts some long-lost Egyptian recipes that you won’t find on most blogs, such as shish barak soup, a doughy, creamy soup your Egyptian grandma might have made or molokhia, a soup made from the leaves of corchorus.
Even though this is a part of a larger travel site, it offers some great and authentic recipes. Since the food section of the site is written by travel bloggers, many of the recipes come from real chefs in Egypt or Egyptian natives. Most recipes are pretty healthy too, with a lot of salads and an emphasis on Egyptian produce such as chickpeas, dates and cucumbers.
SookandCook is an international recipes blog, but it has an extensive Egyptian section. It covers dozens of basic, simple Egyptian recipes. Once you’ve mastered those, it takes you to new levels with recipes such as Egyptian bread-and-butter pudding and Egyptian stuffed pigeons.