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Bushey Heath WD23 1EL
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Meze or mezze (/ˈmɛzeɪ/, also spelled mazzeh or mazze; Kurdish: meze; Persian: مزه,. maze; Turkish: meze; is a selection of small dishes served to accompany alcoholic drinks in the Near East, the Balkans, and parts of Central Asia. In Levantine, South Caucasian, and Balkan cuisines, meze is often served at the beginning of multi-course meals.
The word is found in all the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire and comes from Persian مزه (mazze "taste, snack" < mazīdan "to taste").
Popular meze dishes include: Hummus, Tzatziki, Tarama Salata, Stuffed Wine Leaves, Baba Ganoush, Imam Bayildi, Halloumi, Falafel, Cheese Borek, Calamari
Kebab dishes originated in the medieval kitchens of Persia and Turkey. They were generally made with smaller chunks or slices of meat, or ground meat, often cooked on skewers over a fire.
According to linguist Sevan Nişanyan, the Turkish word kebap is also derived from the Arabic word kabāb, meaning roasted meat. It appears in Turkish texts as early as the 14th century.