Why Middle Eastern?


Why Middle Eastern? Simple question. Three reasons:

The first reason is that we — the writers of these recipes — are Middle Eastern! To be specific, we are both Egyptian. Heba and Brenda, the chefs of the virtual kitchen MidEats, are both working professionals who decided that their love for food needed to be documented and shared.  We found each other on the blogosphere in 2010 through our personal blogs. Since then, we have been busy creating, and launching our collaborative food blog, MidEats!

The second reason is that we have spent the last few years scouring the internet for an informative, interactive ,and comprehensive resource on Middle Eastern food… but to no avail. We decided that “enough is enough” (kefaya as we say in Arabic), and that the world needs to have access to a quality, accessible resource on Middle Eastern food.  Most of our recipes are nutritious (with the exception of some guilty pleasures — don’t judge!).  Guilty or not, all our recipes promote the use of real and natural ingredients … they taste better than any fake junk anyway!

The third reason is that we have grown up with the festive culture of the Middle East and have enjoyed it throughout our lives. There is nothing in the world like a celebration or a special occasion for a Middle Easterner or North African, and we just want to share the excitement! The jovial spirit of Middle Eastern culture is often embodied in food — though food is a mere expression and reflection of the festive and familial heart of the people.  Here at MidEats, we want to convey the delights that are the Middle Eastern kitchen and the feast table. So sit back and let us try as best we can to transport you to some of the places where these meals originate.

Try one of our recipes, or email us at mideats [at] gmail [dot] com to share yours.

Bil hana wil shifa – to your health and happiness!

1 Comment

  1. Hello,
    Please Help !
    My husband (now nearly 83 years old) was born in Alexandria, Egypt.
    He tried a lot but could not identify a certain herb/tea he well remembers
    was used in Egypt for healing stubborn and persistent cough.
    This herb/tea, in Cairo, was simply called : “Shay Baladi” (شاي بلدي)
    Please does anyone know, can anyone please help us to identify this herb/tea ?
    My husband suffers from a very heavy painful cough for quite a long time and hopes this herb/tea will help.
    Sally Syrose

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