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This Month's Film: Lawrence of Arabia
Cuisine: Middle Eastern

The cuisine of the Middle East is so varied it defies description. However, there are a few dishes that are so popular, they've gained international recognition. They include the flatbread called Pita, the chickpea dip called Hummus, stuffed grape leaves known as Dolmas, the chickpea croquettes called Falafel, the sesame paste called Tahini, the eggplant dip called Baba Gannoush, the salad called Fattoush, the side dish of bulgar wheat called Couscous and the salad made from it called Tabouleh, the savory meatballs known as Koofteh Sabzi, the skewered meat called Shish Kebabs, and the honeyed dessert called Baklava.

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