Tunisia is a Mediterranean country tucked between Algeria and Libya which juts out into the sea around 100 miles from Italy. Thanks to its geographic location, it had been a colony for successive waves of Phoenicians, Romans, Vandals, Arabs, Spaniards, Turks and the French – all of these countries contributing to the diverse and savory Tunisian cuisine.
Find below some of the facts about the famous cuisine of Tunisia:
- The famous couscous is what makes Tunisia popular and unique in the world food map. Couscous is a staple in Tunisian meals and is considered the country’s most famous meal. The best couscous is served in private homes on Sunday.
- A particular Tunisian spice mix, known is tabil, is used in many dishes. Tabil is made of garlic, cayenne or red pepper, coriander and caraway seeds.
- Harissa is a very common Tunisian appetizer, and will often be found as a part of every meal. The dish is made of garlic, cumin, olive oil and dried chilli peppers.
- A popular appetizer, brik is a fried triangle pastry filled with olive oil, parley, egg and tuna and often served with lemon to be squeezed on top.
- Fruit is heavily consumed in Tunisia as a dessert but there are a variety of honey, nut and pastry sweets that are also considered Tunisian traditional deserts.
Eating in Tunisia can seem like a strange and exotic experience where majority of the dishes are spicy. Majority of the cuisines are cooked in olive oil as Tunisia is the fourth-largest producer of olive oil in the world. If you are eager to learn more about Tunisian cuisine, visit http://fafanifoods.com or call at 844-232-1411 for details.