Aug 8, 2014 - Explore Gemma McCormack's board "Traditional Egyptian food and drink" on Pinterest. There are several desserts served almost exclusively during Ramadan, such as kunafa (كنافة) and qatayef (قطايف). Within a combination of elements from across the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Greece and France, reflecting the diverse influences that Egyptian have had throughout its history, Egyptian chefs often put their own spin on their version of the most beloved foods in Egypt. Egyptian Butter Cookies { Ghorayeba } - August 1, 2013 - 28 comments Egyptian Recipe for Pickled Cucumbers, 3 ways! Egypt’s coastline naturally favours fresh seafood, while inland and southern areas enjoy more spicy, North African cooking styles. Fish and Meat - The river Nile had many different species of fish that could be caught and eaten.