rons_pigwidgeon (rons_pigwidgeon) wrote in little_details,

Egyptian Food Culture

I am writing a Harry Potter fanfiction story in which two brothers are archaeologists living in Egypt. One of the brothers has lived in Egypt for over a decade, but the other has only been there a year or two. I am currently attempting to write a scene in which the brothers have a business-type meeting with a native Egyptian, also an archaeologist. I am trying to figure out what kind of restaurant the native would take them to and what kind of food would they have (any specific dishes would be helpful, but a specific restaurant isn't necessary as they are in wizarding Cairo and would not be going to a 'muggle' or real-life restaurant)? Would they order individual meals or would the Egyptian order several dishes that they all took portions of? I understand that alcohol is unlikely to be on the menu, but are there any specific teas/drinks they might have instead?

I would be grateful for any help you can give me. I spent a few days on google with this, but google appears to hate me and I can't find anything that isn't tourist-oriented.
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