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Click to edit Master subtitle style 9/30/11 Middle Eastern Culture and Cuisine Linda Ly & David Taboada
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9/30/11 Outline I. Geography II. Demographics III. History IV. Foods V. Mealtimes VI. Typical drinks and Toasting VII. Table Manners
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9/30/11 Geography Outer boarders not specified UN sub region: “Western Asia” Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Georgia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine,
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9/30/11 Geography Arid & Hot climate Mild winters with some rain Snow in
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9/30/11 Demographics Population: about 355 million Religions: Main: Islam, Judaism, Christianity Druze, Yazidism, Mandean, Gnosticism, Yarsan, Shabak, Zoroastrianism, Baha'i Languages: 3 main languages: 1. Arabic: Widely spoken-Official language in Arab countries
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9/30/11 History Ancient Near East Cradle of Civilization: Mesopotamia (Iraq), Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Ancient Egyptians Wheat cultivation and fermentation discovered Persian Empire(Achaemenids), Macedonian Empire (Alexander the Great), Parthian Empire, Sassanid Empire Rice, Poultry, and fruits incorporated into diet Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire Medieval Middle East Islamic Caliphate-1st to unify entire Middle East
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9/30/11 History
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