Video: Maid Turned TV Chef a Symbol of the ‘New Egypt’

The rags-to-riches rise of a former housemaid turned celebrity chef is inspiring others in post-revolutionary Egypt.

“Ghalia Mahmoud’s rise to stardom is only months in the making, from her humble beginnings as a cook and maid for an Egyptian family, to Cairo’s newest celebrity chef and heroine to ordinary Egyptians.

“This is the new Egypt, a new era, a new television, a new people-to-people talk, instead of authoritarian-to-people,” said TV executive Mohamed Gohar, who decided to put Mahmoud on his new network.

“A lot of poor people like her see themselves in her,” he continued.

It was Gohar’s sister who was the first to spot her cooking talents when Mahmoud was working for her.

On her TV show Mahmoud makes cheap, easy and authentic Egyptian recipes with just a few simple ingredients. . .” – CNN

Ladybrille Magazine

Founded in 2007, Ladybrille® Magazine is a California based pioneer digital publication demystifying the image of Africans in the west through contemporary African fashion and celebrating the brilliant woman in business and leadership, with an emphasis on the African woman in the diaspora. Our coverage includes stories on capital, access to markets, expertise, hiring and retention, sales, marketing, and promotions.

You may also like...