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Eid al-Fitr is the Islamic holiday marking the end of Ramadan, and in Egypt Eid al-Fitr means kahk.  Every family makes kahk a little differently, and Eid visits always involve exchanges of kahk.  All of the women have a friendly competition about whose kahk is the best, but to every son, including my husband, no [...]

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Ketayef is a traditional sweet eaten across the Middle East during Ramadan. Ketayef are similar to pancakes. They are stuffed with a nut filling or cheese filling, and folded in half into a half circle shape. The texture of the ketayef allows the half circle to be sealed simply by pressing it together at the [...]

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Ramadan is here.  The Islamic month of fasting involves abstention from food, drink, and sexual relations from dawn until sunset for most adult Muslims.  It is recommended that those who will be fasting wake up for a light pre-dawn meal called suhoor to help sustain them during the day.  In my home, we are always [...]

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