Different Ways In Which Lebanese Cuisine Is Prepared And Served.
Cuisine refers to a style or method of cooking, especially as characteristic of a particular country, region, or establishment hence Lebanese cuisine is a style or method of cooking as a characteristic by the Mediterranean countries. Lebanese cuisine is a Levantine cuisine that consist of high levels of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, starches, fresh fish and seafood and low levels of animal fats for consumption. If there has to be consumption of red meat it has to be a lamb on the coast and 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. The use of herbs and spices is frequent and in large quantities. Lebanese cuisine varies in different regions of the Mediterranean countries where in a country like Lebanon serving of drinks have to be accompanied with food while in Romania their family life must contain serving mezze which is an array of small dishes placed before the guests creating an array of colours, flavours, textures and aromas.
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 and Shish Taouk which is prepared from Char-grilled skewered cubes of marinated chicken breast served with mild garlic sauce are some of the Lebanese cuisine. The most popular Lebanese cuisines even in other parts of the world are rich pastries, milk cakes, ground mutton in rice with lots of tomatoes and tabbouleh.
Other types of Lebanese cuisines are Lebanese ice cream with its oriental flavours, Lebanese roasted nuts with variety and mixes, sweets like Pastries such as Aish as-Saraya, Qatayef and Basbousa, 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.