New! Chowhound Cities: Satisfy your curiosity and your palate. Explore Cities
General Discussion 50

Difference between Persian and Middle East Food

BobtheBigPig | May 19, 2008 12:32 AM

Wondering if any 'Hounds can elaborate on the differences between Persian and Arabic cuisine? I realize they are entirely different cultures, but it's difficult to learn much about middle east food matters simply by going to restaurants. It seems to me Persians use more saffron-based dishes, whereas Arabic kebabs are more often flavored with mint and coriander, but I could be WAY off base. A few words or a pointer to an informative web site would be welcome. TIA-

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound