Middle East and Africa

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Middle East and Africa. Middle East. Middle East Cuisine. Basic to all Middle East cuisine are five ingredients: Lemon, garlic, green pepper, eggplant and tomato. Middle East Cuisine. Like Mediterranean Cuisine, Middle Eastern cuisine uses many kinds of olives and olive oil. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Middle East and Africa

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Middle East CuisineBasic to all Middle East cuisine are five ingredients: Lemon, garlic, green pepper, eggplant and tomato

Middle East CuisineLike Mediterranean Cuisine, Middle Eastern cuisine uses many kinds of olives and olive oil.

Middle East CuisineSpice caravans were once a common sight in the middle east, and spices are still used liberally in middle eastern cuisine. Middle Eastern food is not spicy hot, but spices do add a delicate flavor to foods.

Middle Eastern CuisineIn the Middle East, lamb is the staple meat and is often roasted whole.

Middle Eastern yogurt is curdled milk with a tangy flavor, and is not at all like yogurt found in the United States

Middle Eastern CuisineWheat, beans, rice, lentils, and chickpeas are the staple grains in the Middle EastBulgur is a grain product made from whole wheat that has been cooked, dried, and cracked. Middle Easterners add this wheat to many dishes including soups and stews

Middle Eastern CuisineMiddle Easterners, as a general rule, enjoy rich desserts and coffee. Middle Eastern coffee is strong, and mostly served black (without cream or sugar)

Africa

African CuisineEach country in Africa has its own unique cuisine. Most African countries dont have refrigeration, so cooks who live in cities are likely to make daily trips to the market to buy fresh food.

African CuisineA wide variety of fruits and vegetables grow in Africa.Papaya, plantains, cassava, okra and mango are common in African cuisine

African CuisineIn urban areas of Africa, some people follow a daily meal pattern, but in the more poverty-stricken areas of the continent people eat what they can when they can.

African CuisineThe traditional African dinner table is low, and people sit on pillowsnot chairs.Diners do not use knives or forks. Most eating is done with the fingers, though spoons may be used