It is the bread that is consumed at almost all Egyptian meals. The local bread is a form of hearty, thick, gluttonous pita called Eish Baladi (Egyptian Arabic).

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Egyptian Pita Bran Bread

The word Eish means “to live, be alive, life, way of living, livelihood”. In Modern Standard and Classical Arabic; folklore holds that this synonymy indicates the centrality of bread to Egyptians and their lives.

Besides providing the carbohydrate and much of the protein in the Egyptian diet, on a culinary level, bread in Egypt is most commonly used as an edible utensil. …

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