Here’s a yummy way to spend your weekend. Baltimore has nine sister cities around the world, and in an effort to understand each other’s cultures, the cities participate in chef exchanges. Chef Amy Riolo, also author of the cookbook "Arabian Delight," recently traveled to Egypt as part of the Baltimore Luxor Alexandria Sister City Committee to work with chefs there. Now, you can learn about her experience.
On Sunday, May 18, Amy will talk about the evolution of Egyptian cuisine and show how to make basboosa, a traditional dessert made with semolina and yogurt and covered with honey and lemon syrup. Participants also will get to sample such fare as beef kofta kebab; pea, carrot, and tomato stew; and other fine Egyptian fare.
The program is at the Baltimore Hostel, 17 W. Mulberry Street, Baltimore. Cost is $15. Call 410-366-8818 for more info.