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levantine cuisine

Derived from the french word levant which means rising (like the rising of the sun), Levant had a wider definition in the past, but in today’s world, Levant refers to a geographical and historical region that includes Palestine, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. With an arabic name of بلاد الشام [Bilad Ash-Sham], literally meaning the country of Syria, the levant has known some of the world’s oldest civilisations and its history dates back to the earliest days. The Levant’s entwined history and culture are best reflected by the beautiful languages spoken, and by one of the world’s richest cuisines. For despite their differences, the various cultural and religious communities of the Levant have always coexisted, for hundreds of years,  sharing many traditions, specially the culinary ones.

 

 

 

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