Friday, September 21, 2018

R’ghayef/Moroccan Stuffed Flatbread/Rghaif

Morocco is a Northwestern African country with rugged mountains, large tracts of desert and lengthy coastline with Atlantic ocean and Mediterranean sea. Moroccan cuisine is a mix of Arabic, Andalusian and Mediterranean cuisines with European and Subsaharan influence. Moroccan's  quite popular and familiar dish is Couscous, its quite a old national delicacy. Daily meal of a moroccan people have a bread in their menu. Bread in Morocco is traditionally made with durum wheat semolina and its known as  Khobz. Bakeries in Morocco serves fresh breads as its a staple in every city, town and village. Moroccan cuisine have number of flat breads and they do exists as both leavened and unleavened which are mostly pan fried breads.Bread will be always on each Moroccan tables and eaten with almost every meal. Bread is always served with traditional cuisine of Morocco which consists of tajines, stews and soups. Moroccan breads are primarily made by all women at home and often twice daily. This results in fresh and delicious breads of all kinds from flatbreads to pancakes.

Rghaif, Moroccan Stuffed Flatbread

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Qashqari Patir/Uzbekistan Onion & Yogurt Bread

Uzbek cuisine one of the most savoury cuisine in Central Asia. With very appetizing flavours, Uzbek food make everyone's mouth water. Plov, manti, shurpa, shashlik, lagman, samsa are Uzbek dishes which smell too good so that one cant resist to taste all those dishes.Many Uzbek recipes have centuries-old history, and the process of preparing food is accompanied with various rituals. At their fertile valleys, Uzbek people raise their own vegetables, fruits and cereals.Needless to say Uzbek foods are influenced with some culinary traditions of Turkic, Kazakh, Uigur, Tajik, Tatar, Mongolian and other neighboring nations, settled on the territory of Central Asia.Pastry and sour-milk dishes take an important place in Uzbek food. The national Uzbek food is prepared with wide use of meat: mutton, beef and horse meat. As much as like most of the Asian countries, each regions of this country cook in their own way.In the north, people serve food with plov, roasted meat, pastry and lepeshka (bread). On the south people prepare wide variety of complicated dishes of rice and vegetables and also make excellent desserts.

Qashqari Patir, Uzbek Onion Bread

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Peinirli/Peynirli/Boat Shaped Greek Pizza

Greece, this European country is my recent favourite. Did i told you that we went to Greece for our summer vacation?. Trust me, its was a wonderful vacation and we had a fabulous time in Longos, a small village which is 2h30 minutes from Athens, the Greek capital. Greece is well known for their olives and you cant finish a meal without having olives. You can see olive trees everywhere, next to olives you can see oranges and lemons trees everywhere in Greece. You wont fail to cross an olive tree or an orange tree while going through the Greek streets. Greek cuisine is a well known Mediterranean cuisine. This cuisine is strongly influenced  by Ottoman cuisine hence this cuisine shared foods like Baklava, Tzatziki, gyro, moussakka, dolmades with other neighbouring countries. Most of their desserts includes nuts, honey and filo pastry sheets.However Greek cuisine is well known for their flavors, herbs like oregano, mint, dill, bay laurel are used often with loaded of garlic. Obviously Greek cuisine is more flavorful than the other Mediterranean cuisine. I have totally fell in love with this country and we are even looking for an opportunity to visit again as Greece is just 2h45 minutes from Paris by air.

Greek Boat Shaped Pizza, Peynirli

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Obi Non/Vegan Uzbekistan Flatbread

Uzbekistan is a Central Asian country which is bordered by five countries : Kazakhstan in north, Kyrgyzstan to northest, Tajikistan to southeast, Afghanistan to south and Turkmenistan to southwest. Uzbek cuisine shares many culinary traditions of Turkic peoples of Central Asia. Breads and noodles are the most favourite foods hence Uzbek cuisine has been considered as Noodle rich. Uzbekistan's signature dish is Palov, a pilaf made with rice,meat and variety of vegetables. Uzbek bread are called as Non or Patyr which is baked in clay pots. Called as Lepyoshkia in Russia, the circular flat loaves are decorated with depression at the center and thicker rim all around. Most known non of Uzbek cuisine is Obi Non. Obi nons are baked in tandir oven and its a staple bread of Uzbek locals. However obi non is also quite popular in Afghan and Tajik cuisine as well.

Obi Non, Uzbek Obi Non