During my tour of Egypt we have two opportunities to have home cooked meals. First time is with a Nubian family and the second time is a traditional Egyptian family.
We learn about family customs and are served a delicious meal of orzo type soup, potatoes, rice, vegetables, and chicken.
Experiences like this are just one of many advantages you get on a small group tour that uses local hosts like Intrepid Travel. I highly recommend their tours.