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. The Lebanese style of cooking has to make use of high amounts of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, starches, fresh fish and seafood and a minimum uses of animal fats. Red meat that is used in the preparation of Lebanese cuisines that have to use meat is usually from a lamb on the coast and goat meat in the mountain regions. For a cuisine to be Lebanese, there has to be olive oil, herbs, garlic and lemon for seasoning although large amount of chickpeas are also associated with Lebanese bistro & bar cuisines.
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. Lebanese cuisine is characterised by frequent use of spices and herbs 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.
Dishes that are served in any Lebanese bar or bistro include 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, Shish Taouk which is prepared from Char-grilled skewered cubes of marinated chicken breast served with mild garlic sauce. Rich pastries, milk cakes, ground mutton in rice with lots of tomatoes and tabbouleh are the most popular cuisines with the origin being from the Mediterranean countries.
The Lebanese cuisine served in places like the TarBoush bistro also include sweets like Pastries such as Aish as-Saraya, Qatayef and Basbousa as well as Lebanese ice cream with its oriental flavours, Lebanese roasted nuts with variety and mixes 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. One of the books that are recommended with over 250 classical recipes that are fully comprehensive collection of truly authentic Lebanese recipes in English is the revised and updated edition Lebanese Cuisine by Anissa Helou.