Thursday, September 22, 2005

The food in Libya

More than 50% of Libya's food is imported from outside. But the main products are olives, citrus, fruits, vegetables, dates, fish and a small quantity of wheat and barley.

Breakfast is usually a light meal - tea and a roll or bread, or dough sweetened with date syrup and honey. It's called asida.

The lunch in Libya is between 12 o'clock and 2:30 p.m. and the food is a mixture between Arabic and Italian cooking. Lamb, chicken, beef, beans and fish. A popular dishes include bazine, steamed rice, rishda and cous cous with chopped lamb and vegetables in tomato. Traditionally, people eat with the fingers of the right hand (the left hand is considered unclean and is not useed).

The dinner in Libya is usually soup, pasta, or macaroni (mobkhbaka).

Tea and coffee
Tea and coffee or very popular in Libya. Libyan tea is a combination of green tea and mint leaves. People drink it hot with foam, almonds, and plenty of sugar. Libyan coffee, is thick, black and very sweet.


1 comment:

Mrs Khadija said...

Very nice work on this Zein!