Specialties Of Middle Eastern Cuisine

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If you want to try something new and exciting, why not explore the flavors of Middle Eastern cuisine? This type of food is characterized by its use of spices such as cumin, coriander, and mint. It also features a wide variety of meats, including lamb, chicken, and beef. And best of all, it’s delicious!

What is Middle Eastern cuisine?

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Middle Eastern cuisine is a term used to describe the foods and cooking styles of countries such as Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Libya, Syria, and Turkey.

The importance of spices in Middle Eastern cuisine

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The reasons spices are so popular in the area include the fact that they add flavor and taste to otherwise bland foods; spices can be added in large amounts without overloading on calories or being too expensive; having spices around makes it easier for people to have food with different tastes every day instead of getting tired of what they eat.

How to make a traditional dish from the region, such as falafel or hummus

To make falafel you need dry chickpeas soaked overnight, onion, garlic paste, parsley leaves with some salt added to taste all mixed together then shaped into patties before frying them in a pan with oil.

Why you should try this type of food if you haven’t before

If you want to try a different type of cuisine, Middle Eastern food is cheap and can be found in most restaurants across the world; spices are great for your health because they prevent illnesses, add vitamin C to your diet and even improve brain function.

Common ingredients used in Middle Eastern cuisine and where they come from

Some common ingredients used in this region include garlic, yogurt, mint, parsley, coriander, and cumin seeds – all available from a number of shops online or in-person around the UK.

Any other information about the topic that might be interesting for readers

Other information about the topic that might be interesting for readers includes the fact that many restaurants selling Middle Eastern foods make their own pita bread instead of buying them from somewhere else because it is easier and; there are festivals where people come together to celebrate the traditional foods of the region.


Middle Eastern cuisine is famous for its use of spices, herbs, and various types of sauces. The most popular dishes are lamb or chicken shawarma, falafel pita sandwiches, hummus dip with vegetables, and tabbouleh salad. Other common foods include baklava (a sweet dessert made up of layers of filo dough soaked in honey), labneh cheese with za’atar spice mix (made from dried thyme, oregano, sumac powder) as well as Turkish coffee served on the side to be mixed into at will. Lastly, you may find that some countries have their own specialties such as Egypt where they eat kosher which is a dish consisting of rice noodles boiled together with lentils and macaroni, topped with caramelized onions, and garlic oil.

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