Tag Archives: Egypt

Fuul, and the Egyptian 100km

There’s a lot of fantastic races going on nowadays. Some of them are in places I know well and have fond memories of. So when I hear about these races I often get nostalgic, which leads me to think about food (because I love to eat, and thought’s of a country often conjours up remembered tastes and smells, and visa versa), and so I thought I’d celebrate whatever race that catches my eye by cooking a national dish from the country that the race is going on in. Two days…

Unsettling Ignorance, or, Do Unto Yourself what you would Do Unto Others

I visited the London Eye tourist attraction earlier this week and it led to a most upsetting experience. The London Eye is a big wheel that has pods attached to it. Each pod can hold about 10 people, and you get good views over central London as the wheel turns. So we were sharing our pod with an English guy and a Middle Eastern family. They were a fairly typical looking family, the couple were mid 30’s – the lady had a headscarf on and was smiley but reserved, the…