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Why is Eastern Mediterranean food so amazing?
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Why is Eastern Mediterranean food so amazing?

Dolmades, falafel, halloumi, hummous, saganaki, spanakopita, ful medames, tabouleh, plus lots of aubergine and courgette based dishes. So, so good.
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I've had your pic related.

It's literally salty sushi.

Felafels are good though.
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>>7257834
That's some off my favorite food as well. It makes sense that it would be excellent, because that part of the world has been a crossroads for wealth and culture for a very long time. The east and west met right there. Greek, Turkish and Palestinian (including Lebanese) are all god tier.
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>>7257839
I'd imagine they vary from country to country. I've only really had the Greek ones, which are usually very lemon-y. So good.
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>>7257834

hummus is the best thing on earth. even supplies you with all of the essential amino acids you can only get from food. its magic, in my opinion. pure sorcery.
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>>7257834
>Why is Eastern Mediterranean food so amazing?
Good, but not top tier.
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Falafel is horrible food.
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>>7257839
naw you don't know what your talking about. Dolmades are the GOAT senpai
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>>7257943
You are wrong. My guess is you've never had a good one.
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>>7257951
Dolmades are not Eastern Mediterranean food, anon.
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>>7257878
In Romania they're made with pork and wrapped in pickled cabbage leaves and are called sarmale. Don't know if that counts as Eastern Mediterranean but it's pretty godly stuff.
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Why is Spanish food so far behind? It's all just boring potato and tomato based dishes.
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>>7257968
u wot m8
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>>7257834
I think because of the sheer amount of time it has had to build off of itself, as well as being in the midst of so many trading routes.

The same goes for Indian and Italian food imo.
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>>7257968
That hasn't been my experience.
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>>7257979
A miracle of the universe.
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>>7257953
Yes, you are right.
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Just eating a baklava now. Godlike.
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>turkish food
dog_vomiting.jpg
>greek food
more pls
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I love falafel but it's loaded with estrogen so I try to avoid it
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>>7258234

m8 you couldn't even tell the difference unless somebody told you
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>>7258238
turkish food has a lot of feces in it desu
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>>7257834
>aubergine
>courgette
These aren't words you faggot, please use Google translate instead of posting your incoherent «English»
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>>7258234
Greek and Turkish dishes are pretty indistinguishable thanks to the Ottoman Empire occupying Greece for so long (and the Byzantine empire occupying Anatolia before that)

Btw Moussaka with bechemel sauce best Mediterranean food.
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>>7258247
>I don't own a passport
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>>7258254
im greek
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>>7258249
You're not a connaisseur, I presume?
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>>7258256
I didn't know nikolasv posted on /ck/
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>>7258251
You are correct in that the two cuisines have lots of overlap because their histories overlap. But there are some differences. Greeks eat pork, Turks mostly do not. Turks favor spices more heavily than Greeks, who use herbs more frequently. Also Greeks cook with wine, Turks generally do not.
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>be Cypriot
>island colonized by Greeks, Phoenicians, Turks, and Venetians
>develop cuisine from all over the Eastern Mediterranean, Southeastern Europe, and Greater Middle East

Feels good man.
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>>7258335
You guys do get some bragging rights when it comes to food.
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>>7258335
>island colonized by Greeks, Phoenicians, Turks, and Venetians

You forgot the British.
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>>7258365
He probably knows.

But in the context of cuisine, I don't think it's relevant, though.
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>>7258365
In the context of cuisine, you blokes fall below mention.
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Making Rice,lamb wrapped in Cabbage right now.
its called Malfouf.
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These are fucking GOD-TIER but they're a bitch to make. Next time I might just bake it in the oven like a pie instead of shaping them into eggs.
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>>7258401
YYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEESSSS
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>tfw Greek and haven't eaten dolmades in years
man why did you remind me
I'd make some but they're a bitch to make.
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>>7257839
> salty sushi

What?
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>>7257834
Its their only redeeming quality.
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>>7257964
Not Eastern Mediterranean but really good. I like the ones wrapped in vine leaves better though.
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