• -Levantine- Cuisine

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Levantine cuisine is the traditional cuisine of the Levant, known in Arabic as the Bilad ash-Sham. This region shared many culinary traditions before and during the Turkish-Ottoman Empire which continue to carry an influentially mainstream character in a majority of the dishes today. It is found in the modern states of Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Israel, Syria, and parts of southern Turkey near Adana, Gaziantep, and Antakya (the former Vilayet of Aleppo) and northern Iraq; Cypriot cuisine also has strong Levantine influences.

Aleppo was a major cultural and commercial centre in this region.

Perhaps the most distinctive aspect of this cuisine are meze including tabbouleh, hummus and baba ghanoush.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levantine_cuisine
The Levant, also known as the Eastern Mediterranean, is a geographic and cultural region consisting of the "eastern Mediterranean littoral between Anatolia and Egypt".

The Levant today consists of Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and part of southern Turkey (the former Aleppo Vilayet).

Countries and regions sometimes included in the Levant region. (Iraq and Sinai)

Entire territory of countries whose regions are included in the Levant region. (Egypt and Turkey)

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Baba Ghanoush

(1 ) Baba Ganush, Baba... (Egyptian) (-Levantine-)

Levantine dish of cooked eggplant (aubergine) mixed with onions, tomatoes, olive oil and various seasonings. The Arabic term means "pampered ...

Quzi

(1 ) Qoozi, Ghozi (Iraqi) (-Levantine-) (Turkish)

It is a rice-based dish popular in Levant countries. It is served with very slow cooked lamb, roasted nuts, raisins ...

Shanklish

(0 ) shinklish, shankl... (-Levantine-)

It is a type of cow's milk or sheep milk cheese. It is typically formed into balls of approximately 6 ...

Qatayef

(0 ) Qatayef, Katayef (Egyptian) (-Levantine-)

This is commonly served during the month of Ramadan, a sort of sweet dumpling filled with cream or nuts. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qatayef

Toum

(0 ) toumya (Egyptian) (Lebanese) (-Levantine-)

This is a garlic sauce. It is used as a dip, especially with French fries and chicken, and in Levantine ...

Tahini

(0 ) tahina (Greek) (Iranian) (Lebanese)

This is a condiment made from toasted ground hulled sesame seeds.

Makdous

(0 ) (-Levantine-)

These are oil cured eggplants.They are tiny, tangy eggplants stuffed with walnuts, red pepper, garlic, olive oil and salt. Sometimes ...

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