Fast Food Week
With Few Healthy Options, Egyptians Often Turn to Fast Food
Egypt has the highest rate of adult obesity in the world, and on-demand delivery by both Western fast food chains and local alternatives is only adding to the epidemic.
Chefs Are Working Themselves Sick on Christmas
Christmas is hardly the most wonderful time of the year for chefs, who are often compelled to work even crazier hours than usual in order to meet the demand for holiday cheer.
Eid al Adha
Despite High Meat Prices, Cairo's Streets Still Run Red on Eid
During Eid al-Adha, freelance butchers spring up on every street and slit the throats of cows, goats, and sheep with production-line efficiency. But this year the butchers are also figures of resentment among Egyptians, thanks to sky-high meat prices.
Farming Fish and Lettuce in the Egyptian Desert
Against the odds, one Egyptian farm is attempting to grow fish and produce in the Sahara—but is this a real oasis or just a mirage?
The Refugee Restaurants of Cairo
Just outside Cairo is a neighborhood known as Little Damascus, filled with refugees who fled Syria after the outbreak of civil war in 2011.