One doesn't take culinary holidays in Egypt. When Ruth and I decided to go there on our honeymoon we obviously had something else in mind besides eating in fancy restaurants and drinking good wine (my few Egyptian friends even warned me about the wine, and suggested that I bring my own). However, being who we are, Ruth and I decided to explore the dining scene whenever we were someplace that wasn't the middle of the desert or a little village on the Nile. With the exception of Alexandria, we visited all the major cities in Egypt and ate at the... continue reading
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