Question: Why do certain countries have foods they are famous for?
Answer: I’ve always been interested in different cultures and foods, so many countries have different ingredients for them, for example……..
The pine nuts, the thyme and olives are ingredients to Lebanese dishes. For example, pine nuts are used in the traditional Lebanese dessert baklava. Thyme is used in a universally loved dish loved all over the world, manoushe. One bite of manoushe makes you forget all of your problems and makes you feel like you don’t have a care in the world. Finally, olives are mostly eaten with a cheese and bread. The climate, location and landforms are all important for the ingredients that lie within a dish. Climate is extremely important, because if the weather was cold, delicious fruits and vegetables could not grow properly. Thankfully, Lebanon’s weather is somewhere in the middle, so we don’t have any problems with the climate. The location is also pretty important, for example, if you are near the seaside, you get a lot of water for your crops, which are the ingredients in your dishes, but if you live in a desert, you would have problems in trying to water your crops. Also, the animals are very important to dishes, because they are the protein.