The panniers were packed, the bike was boxed and after what had been far too long the Hungry Cyclist was back on the road. Over a year had passed since I arrived back from Rio and the end of my culinary quest through the Americas. I can’t tell you how nervous and excited I was to be returning to the life I love – cycling and eating in foreign lands.
Ubiquitous falafel stands in Eastern Jerusalem, bagels dipped in zaatarspice in the old city. Tabbouleh and babaganoush under the pyramids. These trade-mark dishes of the Levant fueled my pedal powered quest to Cairo, accompanied by kilos of beloved humus and plenty of pita and here on thehungrycyclist.com you can enjoy some of the recipes I found and the photos of this fascinating part of the middle east. Whereas my ride from new York to Rio took over two years, this trip was a little shorter but no less interesting.
“And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey: unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.”– Exodus 3: 8 (KJV)
Located in southern Israel and considered a historically significant area, the Negev Desert is home to a robust plant life that covers five distinct geographic regions. Ranging in elevation from sea level to mountainous, the Negev Desert is diverse i...Continue →
While cycling in Israel in 2008 I was fortunate enough to help guide a pilgrimage on Wheels from Cairo to Jerusalem. Organized by my good friend Amir Rockman and the Woolf Institute the pilgrimage took to the Sianai desert before crossing the border ...Continue →