Dwi, June 8, 2018
Different Ways In Which Lebanese Cuisine Is Prepared And Served.
According to the definition of cuisine which refers to a style or method of cooking, especially as characteristic of a particular country, region, or establishment, Lebanese cuisine can be defined as a style or method of cooking that is derived from the Mediterranean countries such as Lebanon. It is a Levantine cuisine made with an abundance of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, starches, fresh fish and seafood and minimal levels of animal fats. In any case where they have to consume red meat, they have to get it from a lamb on the coast or goat meat in the mountain regions. The cuisine contains flavours of the Lebanese diet such as olive oil, herbs, garlic and lemon for seasoning and may also contain large amount of chickpeas.
Most of the times, Lebanese cuisine are prepared by grilling, baking or saut?ing in olive oil than in butter and cream while the vegetables are eaten raw, pickled, or cooked. Lebanese cuisine is characterised by frequent use of spices and herbs in large quantities. Different regions of the Mediterranean countries have different ways of preparing or serving their cuisines with an example of Lebanon who have to serve drinks with food and Romania whose family life involves serving mezze which is an array of small dishes placed before the guests creating an array of colours, flavours, textures and aromas. In Lebanon, drinks must be accompanied with food while in Romania family life include mezze which is an array of small dishes with a lot of colours, flavours, textures and aromas showing that different Mediterranean countries have different ways of presenting their Lebanese cuisines.
Dishes that are served in any Lebanese bar or bistro include Shawarma Lamb which is marinated roast lamb slices served with tahini sauce, Shawarma Chicken whose ingredients are marinated roast chicken breast slices, served with garlic sauce, Shish Taouk which is prepared from Char-grilled skewered cubes of marinated chicken breast served with mild garlic sauce. Rich pastries, milk cakes, ground mutton in rice with lots of tomatoes and tabbouleh are the most popular cuisines with the origin being from the Mediterranean countries.
The Lebanese cuisine served in places like the TarBoush bistro also include sweets like Pastries such as Aish as-Saraya, Qatayef and Basbousa as well as Lebanese ice cream with its oriental flavours, Lebanese roasted nuts with variety and mixes and beverages like Arabic coffee, Lebanese wine, jallab and ayran yogurt.
In the present days, one can be able to prepare Lebanese cuisine in their own kitchens by following instruction from recipes that are provided in different websites on the internet. Apart from online recipes, books that can be bought from the online and street stores may contain recipes that will guide you into preparing your own Lebanese cuisine without much struggle. An example of a recipe book is the revised and updated edition Lebanese Cuisine by Anissa Helou which has over 250 classical recipes that are fully comprehensive collection of truly authentic Lebanese recipes in English.