School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 6-10-This title includes background information on geography, agriculture, and meal customs and a section on kitchen safety. The 17 recipes are for dishes that range from onion omelettes to Egyptian bread to baked almond-stuffed apricots. The difficulty level is indicated by a number of stars, from one to three, although this coding system is not always on target. For example, a melon fruit salad with rose water and mint that involves fairly laborious and complicated cutting and seeding is "easy." All but two of the recipes are vegetarian. While many are unusual and beyond the skill level of absolute beginners, most are appealing enough for kids with fairly sophisticated tastes. Since there is little available on modern Egyptian food and cooking, this attractive book will fill a need for report writers and serious recreational cooks alike.-Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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