The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization has issued the “Tablia Misr” initiative to promote and document Egypt’s traditional cuisine. Tablia is a circular traditional dining table, on which the most prominent dishes were served.
Ahmed Ghoneim, CEO of the Museum Authority, said that the initiative comes to activate the museum’s role in protecting the heritage and civilizational and cultural heritage of Egypt of all kinds, tangible and intangible, and protecting it from extinction, and documenting the food heritage of its various types inherited for thousands of years, indicating that the Tablaiyat Misr was chosen, as the name of the initiative, as it is one of the most prominent features of the Egyptian heritage and family life.
He added that the initiative comes in conjunction with the Tourism and Taste Festival, which will be held this month under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, which aims to stimulate tourism and promote Egyptian food of all kinds.
The initiative includes a series of scientific lectures delivered by a number of specialists and university professors.
It also includes artistic workshops that give the audience the opportunity to taste and learn about a group of Egyptian traditional foods, such as Koshary, Basara, and Umm Ali sweets, and how to prepare them.
Egyptian cuisine still contains several foods created by the ancient Egyptians, especially bread and pastries. Here comes the role of the museum in its endeavor to shed light on Egyptian food and document it with UNESCO as an intangible Egyptian heritage.