[Sca-cooks] Middle Eastern Food

Terry Decker t.d.decker at att.net
Fri Jan 15 14:51:28 PST 2010

It depends on whether you are thinking of Middle East geographically or 
culturally.  Geographically, it usually refers to those countries under the 
control of the Ottoman Empire in the 19th Century snf Iran, basically 
Turkey, Libya, Egypt, the Arabian Peninsula and everything east to the 
Afghanistan border.  When it is used culturally, Libya usually gets dumped 
into North Africa and Afghanistan and Pakistan get added.

I tend to favor feasts that are limited to one region and one time.  If I 
decided to do Middle Eastern, I'd probably work from the Baghdad cook book.


> What areas are seriously considered to be middle eastern?  If you were 
> asked
> to cook middle eastern food for a feast, would you confine yourself to one
> area, or offer  a broad spectrum?
> Aldyth 

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