Bambah’s Ramadan Cookbook Gathers Recipes from Female Creatives
Over 100 women from across the Middle East - including designer Alanoud Badr, athlete Raha Moharrak, and author and food blogger Zahra Abdalla - have contributed to Bambah's new cookbook.
Regional womenswear brand Bambah has released a cookbook titled ‘For All of Us, By All of Us’, featuring recipes from the region's top female artists, entrepreneurs, and epicureans, as well as their most cherished dishes, all inspired by the spirit of Ramadan. Over 100 women from across the Middle East - including designer Alanoud Badr, athlete Raha Moharrak, and author and food blogger Zahra Abdalla - have contributed a recipe, whether it's a traditional family feast, a novel take on a vegan favourite, or a meal passed down from previous generations.
The cookbook was inspired by Bambah founder Maha Abdul Rasheed's response to the first COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, when she resorted to her kitchen and the art of cooking to help her get through the difficult time.
“Over the past couple of years, I have found myself spending a lot more time in the kitchen and a new passion was born. I wanted to come up with a significant, but neutral gift for Ramadan. I didn’t want it to be specific to religion, because Bambah caters to all kinds of people regardless of their faith, background or religious beliefs,” Abdul Rasheed tells CairoScene. “That’s when I realised that it would be so nice to combine my new hobby with my business, and hence the idea of this cookbook came to life.”
In curating a Ramadan cookbook, Bambah hopes that ‘For All of Us, By All of Us’ will inspire their community and give them with heartwarming food and beverage recipes that they may enjoy with their loved ones throughout the Holy Month.
“I grew up in a household that holds religion and Ramadan in high regard, but aside from its religious significance, to me Ramadan was always about spreading love and kindness,” Abdul Rasheed says. “It’s about a rebirth, letting go and moving forward. It’s a fresh new start.”
Aside from the treats, the contributors share their best-kept cooking secrets, sohour favourites, and Ramadan traditions. The cookbook can be purchased at Bambah’s Zamalek branch or as an e-book through https://bit.ly/37aqHi0.