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Bilad Ash-sham (Levant)

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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.

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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Levantine dish of cooked eggplant (aubergine) mixed with onions, tomatoes, olive oil and various seasonings. The Arabic term means "pampered …
Quzi is a rice-based dish popular in Levant countries. It is served with very slow cooked lamb, roasted nuts, raisins …
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Shanklish is a type of cow's milk or sheep milk cheese. It is typically formed into balls of approximately 6 …
This is a garlic sauce. It is used as a dip, especially with French fries and chicken, and in Levantine …
(0 ) esfiha, esfirra (Lebanese) (-Levantine-)
This is a pizza-like dish originating from the Levant. In contrast to the modern use of lamb or beef, traditional …
Dough topped with thyme, cheese, or ground meat. Similar to a pizza, it can be sliced or folded, and it …
(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
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Who doesn’t love Arabic food? With dishes from the Middle East, such as hummus, found in groceries stores around the world, as well as kebabs and shawarmas, being beloved dishes globally – it’s about time someone talked about Arabic desserts. These are very different from traditional cakes and chocolates, however, they are just as delicious.