Posts Tagged ‘Ramadan’


The avant-garde konafas of Ramadan 2015: 6 contenders, 1 winner

Out of all the Ramadan desserts, the konafa has become the preeminent delicacy that Egyptian pastry chefs experiment with from year to year. Unlike basbousa, katayef or baklava, whose recipes remain unchanged in Cairo patisseries, konafa — the iconic golden dessert made from a light, noodle-like crust — has stood out from the crowd as it […]

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Ramadan series ‘The Jewish Alley’ to ‘show birth of sectarianism in Egypt’

Ramadan comes 11 days earlier each year. In recent years this has translated into scorching heat and longer fasting days. But while some things change about Ramadan, like its time, others don’t. There will always be a zombie-like consumption of Ramadan TV. — Published on Mada Masr. This year, one particular series has been making […]

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Segn Al-Nesa: Ramadan TV hit offers glimpse of life in women’s prison

The series created by the team behind last Ramadan’s critically acclaimed Zaat invites audiences into the lives of female prisoners and wardresses in the infamous Qanater Prison — published in Ahram Online. ——– “Prison is not just a high fence and a locked door. Prison can be in a piece of clothing you don’t want […]

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Mango Konafa showdown: A run-through of the Ramadan summer delicacy

Summertime Ramadan means unbearable heat during fasting hours – but also Mango Konafa after iftar; Ahram Online samples versions of this transient delicacy and recommends the best — Previously Published in Ahram Online. Coming roughly 10 days earlier every year, Ramadan has been hitting Cairo right in the scorching summer heat for a few years […]