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Mapping Egypt: How Egyptians Eat 3al Sofra

November 5, 2020
Collection of photos from dinner gatherings across Egypt and abroad.

El Sofra, it’s the table all Egyptians eat on. It can be large, small, in the kitchen, living room, or dining room – but traditionally, it’s what brings every Egyptian family together. In Egypt, it’s common to have a spread of food for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Depending on family size, social class and location, people’s tendencies, the size and content of the spread can differ, but the tradition stays the same across the world for Egyptians. Egyptian Streets surveyed many Egyptians around the world to collect as many photos as possible of the age-old dinner table. If you have any suggestions for Egyptian Streets’ Mapping Egypt food series, message us on Facebook!…

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