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History of Lebanese food

A unique cultural history has helped to make Lebanese food the most popular of all Middle Eastern cuisines. For most of its past, Lebanon has been ruled by foreign powers that have influenced the types of food the Lebanese ate. From 1516 to 1918, the Ottoman Turks controlled Lebanon and introduced a variety of foods that have become staples in the Lebanese diet, including olive oil, fresh bread, baklava (a sweet pastry dessert), laban (homemade yogurt), stuffed vegetables, and a variety of nuts. The Ottomans also increased the popularity of lamb.

After the Ottomans were defeated in World War I (1914–1918), France took control of Lebanon until 1946, when the country won its independence. During this time, the French introduced some of their most widely eaten foods, particularly treats such

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Piles Of Mezze Dishes, Beautiful Breads And An Insistence On Packing Fresh Vegetables. Lebanese Food; Let Us Count The Ways We Love You.

With A Thrilling Mix Of Cultural And Foodie Influences From The Ottomans, Persia And Various Neighbouring Countries (Israel, Syria, Jordan) This Eastern Mediterranean Cuisine Is One Of The Most Interesting Around.

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