Mediterranean Sea has
. along its shore among the ancient civilizations. As a matter of fact it has
. played a major function in developing these civilizations as we see these today. North
. Africa is among such examples that are commonly influenced by the
. Mediterranean effect. Morocco,
Egypt, Libya, .
Tunisia and Algeria . are the nations that make the North of Africa with the Mediterranean . Sea along their sides. Just like the geography and history of this . area, North American recipes or North African cuisine is marked by variety. . It is among the richest foods which thousand years of history associated .
with it. When we discuss the variety we have to look
. into the history of this area. It is not a matter of few years or decades; it
. dates back to centuries. Over the passage of time the area was affected by
. those who came here as tourist, those who invaded the area, those who
. moved to North Africa and those who came here for
. trade. With the addition of every new component the North African food took
. a brand-new shape. When we see at the components today we see influence of numerous
. nations like Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Berbers, Romans, Arabs, Ottoman Turks and
even America. . Even the most common ingredients of Moroccan dishes are surprisingly not . native; sausages, wheat, semolina, couscous, saffron, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, . olive oil (which was though produced natively yet was used only for medical . or religious routines earlier), tomatoes, potatoes and chili pepper to name couple of. .
Even the various areas of North
. Africa vary in their food dishes. The north western
. regions take many of the impact from the Berber, Arab and to some level
. European cooking rituals. On the other hand North Eastern African cuisine of Libya
and Egypt is . shaped greatly by the Turkish influence who introduced numerous desserts to North . African cuisine.
A few of the North . Eastern countries like Algeria .
and Tunisia . take the ingredients and strategies from French and Italian cuisines. Moroccan . cuisine yet has an unique design of its own in spite of being greatly . affected by the ancient people who lived this part of Africa . for one or the other reason.North African
recipes consist of numerous ingredients . referring to all food groups including veggies, whole grains, meat and . fruit etc. Meat makes an essential element of numerous North African dishes. . Seafood is likewise extensively used in the dishes. Olives, pine nuts and almonds . are other ingredients that are utilized in every 2nd North African meal. No . North African meal will be so delicious and fragrant without the tip of herbs . and spices. Paprika, cumin, coriander, cinnamon and natively grown saffron are . utilized in the majority of North African dishes. Commonly used herbs include mint, parsley and coriander. Another specialized of North African dishes is the . earthenware called Tajine with various dishes related to the pot in . different regions of North Africa.Get some of the finest Moroccan Dishes by among . the top Moroccan Chefs on my FREE CD at . MoroccanCookingClass.com -Mediterranean Diet Plan Recipes