Food and Drink - Modern Period - Egypt
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Jewish food in Egypt was closely related to the regional cuisine. Since the “second exodus” of 1948, traditional foods have helped Egyptian Jewish émigrés and their descendants to forge a distinctive and authentic identity. Their cuisine is an important link to the past and a symbol of continuity with a lost world.  

Egyptian Jewish cuisine was fundamentally shaped by the peregrinations of the Jews in that part of the world. It kept the imprint of local culinary traditions, while maintaining an overall Mediterranean flavor within the framework of …

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Racheline Barda, “Food and Drink - Modern Period - Egypt”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 26 May 2018
First published online: 2010

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