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Middle Eastern Cuisine and Recipes

The food of each region is unique as it tells a story of the past. You will find that many dishes are the same in Middle Eastern cooking, yet the recipes may taste quite different. They contain different herbs and spices, some with lamb , the other with beef, or with cheeses instead of meat. The recipes native to each region differ based in the availability of ingredients from the past. It all depended on what was traded in the region and what was offered at the marketplace. In essence, Middle Eastern food today is defined by its past.

Afghan Cuisine

Afghan cuisine is largely based upon the nation’s chief crops; cereals like wheat, maize, barley and rice. Accompanying these staples are dairy products (yoghurt and…

Amba Mango Pickle

Amba – Mango Pickle

A tangy mango pickle condiment popular in Middle Eastern cuisine. Use as a condiment for felafel, shawarma, poultry, fish or meat, a cheese sandwich or…

Armenian Cuisine

Armenian Cuisine

Information about Armenian cuisine including the foods and cooking techniques of the Armenian people, the Armenian diaspora and traditional Armenian foods and dishes.

Egyptian Cuisine

Egyptian Cuisine

Egyptian cuisine consists of the local culinary traditions of Egypt. Egyptian cuisine makes heavy use of legumes and vegetables, as Egypt’s rich Nile Valley and…

Falafel

Falafel

Falafel is a deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas, fava beans, or both. Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern food, usually served in…

Hummus

Hummus

Hummus is a Middle Eastern and Arabic food dip or spread made from mashed chickpeas, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic.

Israeli Salad

Israeli Salad

Israeli salad is made of chopped raw tomato, onion and cucumber, and can also include pepper, carrot, spring onion (scallion), leafy greens and parsley. The…

Lavash

Lavash

Lavash is a soft, thin unleavened flatbread made in a tandoor and eaten all over the South Caucasus, Western Asia and the areas surrounding the…

Markook

Saj Bread

Saj bread (also Markook, Markouk, Arabic:كماج، مرقوق، شراك) is a type of unleavened flatbread common in the countries of the Levant. It is baked on…

Taboon Bread

Taboon Bread

Taboon bread is sold as street food, stuffed with hummus, falafel or shaved meat, and is a staple of Middle Eastern cuisine worldwide.