As Ramadan, a festival ritual observed by Muslims draws closer, there’s a Facebook page that may provide some assistance in authentic recipe ideas for those who seek the traditional rustic taste and flavours of the region – Middle Eastern Food Recipe.
Being a dormant Facebook page for awhile now, the setting is simple, straight-forward, and especially beneficial in the feasting preparation of the coming Ramadan.
It covers the regional menu too. However, if your have an intention to learn along the detailed cultural aspect of the food in the regions, then you will be sorely disappointed as the page is rather lacking in this area. There is no explanation as to why and how a dish came about, what are the medicinal values and etc.
By merely scratching the surface of a culture in exploring these recipes, who knows you may surprise your loved ones at the table. 🙂
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Learn more about Middle East countries:
– Geographical facts
– Repairing Cultural Diplomacy in the Middle East and Southeast Asia, by Cynthia P. Schneider
– Saudi Arabia Culture and Heritage Sites
– Trip to Turkey – Hosted by the Turkish Cultural Center