Meals of meze

By FAYE LEVY, YAKIR LEVY
July 25, 2013 15:13

The unique appetizer is an ancient tradition; the Eastern Mediterranean assortment is often our favorite part of the meal.




Okra in spicy tomato sauce.

Okra in spicy tomato sauce 521. (photo credit: Yakir Levy)

When we dine at an Eastern Mediterranean restaurant, the appetizer selection, or meze, is often our favorite part of the meal.

Meze can be composed of simple ingredients that require no cooking, such as green olives, roasted pistachios, cubes of white cheese or slices of melon, and can include cooked dishes. Often meze is served with arak or other alcoholic drinks.

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