Bread Rings Covered with Sesame Seeds

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By Claudia Roden

Published 1986

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Cairo vendors sell these bread rings covered with sesame seeds from large baskets, or sometimes threaded on to long wooden poles. In summer, they cry their wares at the entrances of open-air cinemas, or carry them round the tables and across the rows of chairs, chanting ‘Semit! Semit!’ The audience eag