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    How to Cook dishes from the Arab world

    Arabia The Arab world is a vast region of Southwest Asia and North Africa that stretches from the Arabian Sea in the East, to the Atlantic Ocean in the West, and from the Mediterranean Sea to the Horn of Africa. It encompasses the whole of the Arabian peninsula, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, the whole of North Africa, Mauritania, Sudan, Djibouti, and Somalia. Of course, not everybody in this area is an Arab, or defines themselves as ethnically Arab, and likewise many Arabs live outside of this area, but nevertheless many people find the Arab world to be a useful term to describe this region.

    In terms of cuisine, it should be noted that different countries and regions within the Arab world, do have their own particular ingredients and dishes, and there are distinct differences between (for example) Egyptian cuisine, Lebanese cuisine, and Moroccan cuisine.

    Some popular Arab recipes and dishes include:
    • Bathenjan makli - This is a dish from Lebanese cuisine. It is made from fried eggplant with tahini sauce, lettuce, parsley and tomatoes. Sumac, bell peppers, lemon, and garlic are also often added. The dish is usually eaten with bread.

      Bathenjan makli

    • Falafel - Balls or patties made from fava beans or chickpeas, and fried.

    • Ful medames - This very filling dish is considered one of Egyptian cuisine's signature dishes. Its principal ingredient is fava beans which are mashed and slow cooked. The dish also contains onion, parsley, garlic, lemon and olive oil. Ful medames is usually as a breakfast, which is particularly useful during the Ramadan period, when participating Muslims do not eat or drink between dawn and sunset).

    • Mansaf - This is the national dish of Jordan. It is made from lamb which is cooked in a yoghurt-like product can jameed. The dish is served on a large platter, at the bottom of which is a layer of flatbread (markook), then rice, then the meat, then a garnish of almonds and pine nuts, and finally a sauce poured on top.

    • Masgouf - A traditional dish from Iraq. A fish is cut open and spiced with pepper, salt and tamarind. The skin is brushed with olive oil, and then slowly cooked until the fish becomes crispy. Before serving, the masgouf is sprinkled with lemon, and it is eaten garnished with chopped onions and tomatoes, as well as with flatbread, rice, salad, and pickles.

    • Mrouzia - This is one of Moroccan cuisine's most famous dishes. It is prepared in a tajine (a special heavy clay pot), and is made from lamb with raisins and almonds.

    • Musakhan - This is a Palestinian dish made of roasted chicken with onions. It is flavored with allspice, fried pine nuts, saffron and sumac, and is eaten on top of taboon bread (flatbread).

    • Sfiha - Meat pies, originally from Syria, although they have since become popular throughout the region. The pies made from ground mutton and have no top dough.


    • Shawarma - Thinly cut slivers of meat (chicken, goat or lamb). It is eaten in pita bread, usually with hummus, tomato and cucumber.

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    The Arab Table: Recipes and Culinary Traditions

    By May Bsisu

    William Morrow Company
    Released: 2005-09-06
    Hardcover (384 pages)

    The Arab Table: Recipes and Culinary Traditions
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    It is one of the world's oldest and most intriguing cuisines, yet few have explored the diverse dishes and enchanting flavors of Arab cookery beyond hummus and tabouleh. In 188 recipes, The Arab Table introduces home cooks to the fresh foods, exquisite tastes, and generous spirit of the Arab table.

    May S. Bsisu, who has lived and cooked in Jordan, Lebanon, Kuwait, England, and now the United States, takes you along a reassuringly down-to-earth and warmly personal path through exciting culinary territory. The Arab Table focuses intimately on the foods of Arab countries such as Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Syria.

    The book offers a bountiful range of appealing dishes: cold and hot mezza, or little dishes; vibrant salads and fresh vegetable preparations; savory soups, stews, and hearty casseroles; baked and grilled meats, poultry, and fish; cooling drinks; and ambrosial desserts. There are recipes for familiar dishes including Falafel, Chicken and Lamb Kebabs, and Baklava, as well as a diverse selection of lesser known delights greatly enjoyed around the world, such as Eggplant Pomegranate Salad, Zucchini with Bread and Mint, Grilled Halloumi Cheese Triangles, and Arab Flatbread. Celebration dishes, the cornerstone of Arab cuisine, include Moroccan and Lebanese Couscous, Baked Lamb with Rice and Chickpeas, and Baked Sea Bass with Rice and Caramelized Onions. No Arab cookbook would be complete without an ample selection of soups and stews, the customary way to break the fast at the end of each day during Ramadan. The Arab table is also well known for its sweets: Semolina Pistachio Layer Cake, Milk Pudding, and, of course, date-, nut-, and cream-filled pastries perfumed with rose and orange-blossom water are just a sampling of the desserts included here.

    Along with these treasured recipes collected from May's extended family, friends, neighbors, and her own discoveries, The Arab Table is also a resource for learning about the traditions and customs associated with this time-honored cuisine. Throughout, essays on Arab holidays, from Eid Al Adha, the feast celebrating the end of the pilgrimage to Mecca, to Ramadan and Mubarakeh, the celebration for the birth of a baby, are explained and menus are provided for each. May enlightens readers as to customary greetings (How do you say Happy Ramadan?), gifts (What do you bring to an Arab home during Ramadan?), and wishes (How do you acknowledge the birth of a baby?) that are traditionally extended during these special occasions.

    Now you can bring the abundance and flavors of The Arab Table to your table.

    Traditional Arabic Cooking

    By Miriam A. Hashimi

    Brand: Garnet Pub Ltd
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    Traditional Arabic Cooking
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    Around 200 traditional recipes are presented in this book, interwoven with the history of Arabic cooking -- reflecting the culinary influences of the ancient trading routes. Cooks will find an inspiring feast of dishes for picnics, barbecues and dinner parties. Many are based on vegetables, pulses and fish, so forming the basis of a nutritious, healthy diet.

    Arab Cooking on a Prairie Homestead: Recipes and Recollections from a Syrian Pioneer

    By Habeeb Salloum

    University of Regina Press
    Released: 2017-09-30
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    In the 1920s, Habeeb Salloum's parents left behind the orchards and vineyards of French-occupied Syria to seek a new life on the windswept, drought-stricken Canadian prairies. With recollections that show the grit and improvisation of early Syrian pioneers, Arab Cooking on a Prairie Homestead demonstrates Salloum's love of traditional Arab cuisine. By growing "exotic" crops brought from their country of origin--such as lentils, chickpeas, and bulgur--the Salloums survived the Dust Bowl conditions of the 1930s, and helped change the landscape of Canadian farming.

    Over 200 recipes--from dumplings and lentil pies to zucchini mint soup--in this updated classic will provide today's foodies and urban farmers with dishes that are not only delicious, but also climate-friendly and gentle on your wallet!

    Arab Cooking: Egypt, Maghreb, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon

    By Alberto (series editor) Andreini

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