Although many people are familiar with a few staples of the region, Middle Eastern food has remained a mystery for the most part. Hummus, falafel and baba ganoush are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to food of the Middle East.
That's why we are thrilled to present this selection of Middle Eastern blogs as part of our Best of the Blogs series. These blogs are colorful, informative and give you a sense of the mosaic of influences that give birth to the cuisine of the region.
Writer, photographer and mother of two Ishita travels with with family in tow. Her blog presents culinary adventures from Dubai, Kolkatta and beyond. Her recipes and interviews are always accompanied by interesting photography. Ishita Unblogged has been featured in various publications, including BBC Good Food.
This blog is curated by Sayana Rahiman, a food writer married to a techie who also happens to be a foodie. Sayana lives in the United Arab Emirates and her blog details her food adventures in and out of her own kitchen. A blogger with a sweet tooth, Sayana's mouthwatering photography will make you want to try all of her recipes.
Blogger Anja Schwerin has a delightful blog full of healthy recipes presented with stunning pictures thanks to her background as a professional photographer. Anja is based in the United Arab Emirates. Her blog has been featured in many publications, including Gourmet and Shape magazine.
A second season of 'Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy' is in the pipeline, but where will the affable American actor and food lover go next? Nobody knows. But Fine Dining Lovers has some ideas in this tongue-in-cheek series guide. Take a look.
Ramadan is the holy month of Islam, observed by millions of Muslims around the world. People refrain from eating and drinking during daylight hours, but when it's time to break the fast there are plenty of dishes to enjoy. Here are 20 of the tastiest to try.