Okra Salad – Recipe

Most Egyptians would never imagine that okra is popular in Japan. The common way of eating okra in the Middle East is usually as a part of a tomatoey, saucy stew; which completely removes the slimy element from the vegetable. I always thought that Middle Eastern people would not be too fond of the slime…

Pavlova with Dark Chocolate and Caramelized Banana – Recipe

This one was a pretty happy accident to be honest. I’ve been wanting to shoot a Pavlova for quite some time now and since I don’t work much with chocolate (because I don’t really like it.. 😅) I thought of stepping out of the comfort zone again and create something with high contrast in both…

Infrared Lobster Linguine – Recipe

It’s red, it’s fiery and it’s fucking delicious! This is my Infrared Lobster Linguine. Serves 2-3 people Ingredients: 2 lobster tails (I got mine from SeaSalt because they are the best in Egypt) 280g linguine pasta 10-12 cherry tomatoes, cut into halves (you could use sun-dried for an amazing boost of flavor!) 280g tomato sauce…

8 Years of Mido Eats

Oh boy! If my 40th birthday didn’t make me feel old enough already, that 8th Mido Eats anniversary sure did. I don’t want to start with the Oscars intro of “It has been an incredible 8 years… Bla, bla, bla..”, because of course they were quite eventful years! The moments of growth and the milestones…

Sorbet Doré – Recipe

This Golden Sorbet is not just pretentious and glamorous, it is actually full immune boosting nutrients and health benefits. Yeah, you don’t really need the edible gold flakes, but I thought: “Why not?!” 💅🏽 The inspiration came from two sources. The first being Lucia Carniel, as this was my entry for #foodluciaproject hosted by Food…

The Fusion Easter Egg

Is it an egg? Is it dessert? Is that a bird’s nest? Or is it Kunafa? 🥚🪶It’s actually a little more than all of that..Happy Coptic Palm Sunday 🌴With Easter just being a week away and Ramadan still going, I thought to try and bring you something really special. This is a fusion of cultures,…

Sobya Soufflé – Ramadan 2022 Recipe

Ramadan Kareem to you all! 🌙 Instead of just brutally criticizing the commercial Ramadan dessert atrocities, I thought to bring mine to your table first. Sobia, Sobya, Sopia? Who cares how it’s spelled?! Did you know that Sobya was originally made by soaking bread, rice, oats, raisins and/or barley in water?  And that it was…

Har Gao – Recipe

Cantonese Har Gao a.k.a. Crystal Shrimp Dumplings are tender, juicy and loaded with shrimp. The wrapping is see-through because it is made of wheat starch dough. Once the Har Gao are steamed, the shrimp filling turns pink and the beautiful color shows through the translucent wrapper. Simply beautiful. Normally, you could go into a store…

Valentine’s Choux Au Craquelin Bleeding Hearts – Recipe

It has been quite an eventful couple of months and I am sorry to have kept you waiting for another blog post! Since it has been a while, I thought I’d penalise myself with a really complicated recipe that I haven’t tested before. The Choux Au Craquelin is basically a cream puff, that is encased…

Christmas Pudding Recipe in Egypt

The season of festivities has begun and while I may be the Christmas Grinch of my family, I still enjoy a good Christmas recipe. This pudding is not really a pudding and I have no idea why they call it that. It’s a lot more cake than pudding but it is steamed in a water…

Halloween Pumpkin Bat-chip Cookies with Mint Milk

Halloween is back! This year we are a lot more able to enjoy it than the & deathly Halloween of 2020. I received a lovely gift from Hygiene Egypt this month: Hokkaido Pumpkins! These Japanese pumpkins have a sweet, bright orange flesh. They are rich, creamy and carry vivid notes of chestnut in their flavor….

Nespresso Coconut Latte – Behind the Photoshoot

In response to the increasing demand for me to share more “behind-the-scenes” of my work, I decided to take you through the journey of one of my most sophisticated photo shoots to date. This article is a little longer than I usually write but it merely gives you an idea of the amount of work…