The Middle East has many traditional foods. They also have many foods that people eat on a daily basis. Some of the everyday foods include: Manakeesh, grilled halloumi, foul meddamas, and fattdush. Manakesh is known to be similar to pizza in the Arabian world. Grilled halloumi are mini-slabs of goat and sheep milk. Foul meddamas, made of fava beans, olive oil, parsley, onion, garlic and lemon, is not your typical grilled cheese. Fattoush, a tangy salad, is known as the greatest contribution of the Middle East to world culture. Wholesome, fresh, healthy, rich, and aromatic. It's no wonder that the past decade has seen a rise in Middle Eastern cuisine.
The Middle East is also home to many holiday foods. These next few …show more content…
Some of these foods include: Baklava, dates, and halva. Baklava, a pasty covered in nuts and a cheese mixture, is associated with the fasting month of Ramadan Eid ul-Fitr by the Balkans and Ottoman Empire. Halva, another food that is important during religious holidays, is a nut-butter-based or flour-based dense, sweet confections. Halva is eaten on the 7th and 40th days and first anniversary following the death of a Muslim.
Jewish people in the Middle East make up a small percentage of the populations in the Middle East. Though small, the flavor still packs a punch. Some of the Jewish holiday foods include: Charoset, hamantash, maror, and latkes. Charoset, a sweet paste, is eaten at the Passover Seder. Hamantash, a pastry filled with seeds, nuts, or fruit is eaten during the festival of Purim. Maror is a bitter herb eaten at Passover Seder to remind of the bitterness of slavery. And lastly, latkes are potato-pancakes that are eaten on Hanukah. All of the major religions in the Middle East have foods that can be enjoyed at any time. Every religion in the Middle East has their own foods that are important, and sometimes sacred, to the people of that specific