The British Ambassador to Egypt- Twitter
CAIRO – 2 September 2017: The British ambassador to Egypt John Casson is keen to share Egyptians their food traditions in their especial events and feasts.
This time, he posted a video on Twitter in which he is cooking “Fattah”, the most famous Egyptian dish in Eid El Adha, an Islamic holy feast.
The video that’s titled, “Mission Fattah with Chef Ahmed,” in addition to having the hashtag “Fattah mission” was viewed 41,000 times on the UK in Egypt official Facebook page. The British ambassador was ranked second, and then third on Egypt’s Twitter trends for a couple of hours after posting the video.
The Fattah is made from rice and soup, topped with pieces of meat, squares of bread and tomato sauce. And Casssen made it as the shape of the British flag.
Casson’s talent in cooking appeared after several trials of discovering the oriental Egyptian dishes. It’s the first time he posts a video of himself cooking, but this is not new to Casson who used to attract the attention of social media users with his funny quotes and posts since he started his mission in Egypt in November 2015.
He has invited his colleagues in the embassy on November 25, 2015, to a breakfast from a famous ‘Bean’s Cart’ based in an Egyptian district called ‘Al Sayeda Zainab’, but the cart was also invited inside the embassy.
In May 2016, he tried other Egyptian popular dishes in the spring feast which; “Fseekh” and “Renga”(salted fish dishes).
And he certainly did not resist trying the pleasure of eating the most famous Egyptian oriental dish ever, ‘Koshary’, from a very well known restaurant called Abu Tarek.