Middle East and Africa vocabulary By kim sheckell


Forbidden by Islamic law. Alcoholic drinks are halam. Middle East.

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Halal-not banned in the Islam community. Rice is halal. The Middle East.


A cereal food from the groats of several different wheat species, most often from durum wheat. Bulgur makes me think of oatmeal. Turkey.


An assortment of foods served as appetizers , accompaniments to main dishes, or a complete.meal. Mazza can be served as a meal. Italy idk.

Chelo kabob

National dish of Iran. A chelo kebab makes me think of baby back ribs. Iran.

back ribs.


A collective community in Israel that was based on traditional agriculture. Israel


An unleavened flatbread that is part of Jewish cuisine and forms an integral element of the Passover festival, during which chametz is prohibited. Israel.


A set of Jewish religious dietary laws. Due to kashrut, certain foods have to be kosher. Israel.


Foods that conform to the regulations of kashrut. In order to tell if a food is kosher, you can try to find an official kosher symbol on the package. Israel.


A person officially licensed by rabbinic authority as slaughterer of animals and poultry for use as food in accordance with Jewish laws. Israel.


Made of or derived from milk or dairy products. Ice cream is milichig. Israel.


Made of, prepared with, or used for meat or meat products. Ketchup is fleishig. Israel.


Prepared without meat, milk, or derivatives and therefore permissable to be eaten with both meat and dairy dishes according to dietary laws. Yiddish. Popcorn is pareve.


A deep fried ball, donut, or patty, made from chickpeas, fava beans,

Or both. Arabia. I have never tried falafel before.


Bean like seeds from which cocoa, cocoa butter, and chocolate are made.central America, and parts of Mexico. Chocolate is made from cacao.

Pita bread

A soft, slightly leavened baked from wheat flour, which originated in the near east, probably from Mesopotamia around 2500. I wish pita bread was an option at subway.


An East African sourdough risen flatbread with with a unique, slightly spongey texture. Like the pita bread, I wish the injera was a bread option at subway. Ethiopia, and Eritrea.


A fine grain about the size of a poppy seed that comes in a variety of colors, from white to red and dark.ethiopia, and Eritrea. I have never heard of teff.


An ethiopian and Eritrean stew or curry that maybe prepared with chicken, beef, lamb, a variety of vegetables, spice mixtures such as berbere, and niter kebbeh, a seasoned clarified butter. I thought curry was an Indian food, but wat is made in Ethiopia, and Eritrea.


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