About gourmet food and fine wine in the middle East
Turkey, Jordan, and Israel are countries in the Middle East that have a rich culinary tradition and a growing wine industry. In Turkey, traditional dishes such as kebabs, meze (appetizers), and baklava are popular. Turkish wine is also gaining recognition in the international market, with notable varieties including reds like Okuzgozu and Bogazkere, and whites like Narince and Emir. In Jordan, traditional cuisine revolves around rice, lamb, and vegetables, often cooked in a clay oven called a zarb. Popular dishes include mansaf, musakhan and falafel. Jordan also produces a variety of wines, including whites like Chardonnay and Viognier, and reds like Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. In Israel, the cuisine reflects the country's diverse population and cultural influences. Popular dishes include falafel, hummus, shakshuka, and shawarma. Israel also produces a range of wines, with notable varieties including reds like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and whites like Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.