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Fermentation was discovered and used not just to make beer, but also to leaven bread. Foods of the Medieval Arab World. Reviving the Beautiful Food Tradition of Syria. As Muslims, they drank goat's milk instead of water, feeding too on dates, nuts and other foods that could be transported easily.

As time went on, more influences fell upon the region, introduced by Turkey's Ottoman Empire. Commercial markets and commercial trade proliferated.

Middle Eastern cooking also features many ingredients in common, like pita, honey, sesame seeds, sumac, chickpeas, mint and parsley. It is important to look at the foods of the Middle East as they developed within the entire region, ignoring present-day political boundaries. Contributor to The Recipes Only Cookbook, ed.

Fermentation was discovered

The Koran forbids alcohol, so consequently the region is not generally noted for its wines. The barter system and the earliest writing systems were created here by the Sumerians. Habeeb has three brothers and four sisters. Many years later, after retiring from Revenue Canada, he was able to become a full-time freelance writer and author.

They brought, among other foods, the sweet pastries of paper thin phyllo dough and the dense, sweet coffee drunk nowadays throughout the Middle East. Tradition is at the root of these cultures, and the foods they eat are no different. Middle Eastern Cuisine, Western Style.

Habeeb was raised in Saskatchewan on his family's homesteaded farm. Once Habeeb began his new profession, he began his widespread travels around the world. Just as Buddhism plays a hand in determining the diets of many Asian countries, so to do religions of the Middle East affect the cuisine.

The Story of Traditional Arab Sweets. Lamb is the main meat eaten, as both the Jewish and Muslim faiths forbid the eating of pork. Setting the record straight with over vegetarian dishes, Salloum's culinary tour gives readers the chance to eat like the locals do. Middle East Studies Centre.

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