Category — Africa + the Middle East

{photojournal} You Say You Want a Revolution? My Egypt, in Photos

Egypt is on everyone’s minds right now, for good reason. I won’t make any political commentary, but I thought it would be a nice time to share some of my favorite photos from my trip there last year.

Mubarak welcoming us to Egypt

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February 12, 2011   1 Comment

{recipe} Seven Spice Cake with Browned Butter Frosting

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a photo tour through the magical, mysterious souqs of Syria and Egypt. One of the most captivating areas for me in every souq was the spice area. Some vendors have their spices in big bins, and others get more creative with their spices, building beautiful pyramids of fragrant powdered spices.

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November 11, 2010   No Comments

{photojournal} Scenes from a Mall? The Souqs of Syria and Egypt

A souq (sometimes spelled souk) is an Arabic name for a marketplace. The souqs of Syria are like none other, and thought to be the very best in the world. First, some scenes from Damascus (Dimashq in Arabic.)

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October 31, 2010   No Comments