Making it the Middle Eastern way

Cinnamon, cloves, cumin, nutmeg, coriander, black pepper, chili peppers, thyme, and garlic tend to be essential. Expect olives, olive oil, pitas, honey, sesame seeds, dates, sumac, chickpeas, mint, and parsley to crop up in many dishes as well.But despite these numerous items, Rawal explains, “Each and every food item in Middle Eastern cuisine has only one starring spice. So for example if we are cooking cinnamon rice, cinnamon heavily dominates the flavor. That’s the difference between this and Indian food. “

Source: My Republica – Making it the Middle Eastern way

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