The upper hand stone was used to grind grain on the lower quern stone
Hummus - a Middle Eastern food dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic.
Toum is a garlic sauce as prepared in Lebanon, the Levant, and Egypt similar to the European aioli. It contains garlic, salt, olive oil or vegetable oil, and lemon juice crushed using a wooden mortar and pestle. There is also a variation popular in many villages, such as Zgharta, where mint is added, called "Zeit and Toum". Toum is used as a dip, especially with French fries and chicken, and in Lebanese sandwiches, especially chicken ones.
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Wiki: African Cuisine: Ful Medames, one of Egypt's national dishes, with sliced eggs & vegetables. - Wikipedia
Fresh couscous with vegetables and chickpeas ::: NORTH AFRICA... including Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, Mauritania, and Egypt.
I would slowly travel by private dahabeeyah down the river Nile, stopping & exploring every inch of every city. I would take in all the Egyptian cuisine and partake of all possible cultural exchange