The quintessential cuisine quiz

Mediterranean food

Name the Mediterranean countries that birthed these fabulous foods!

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Falafel sandwitch from Taïm

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Where can you find this popular Mediterranean food?

Falafel is a popular street food made throughout the Mediterranean region, and it's been steadily gaining popularity in the U.S. The common recipe is ground chickpeas shaped into balls, deep fried and wrapped in pita with diced cucumbers, tomatoes and hummus.

Tiramisu
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Where's this delectable dessert from?

Tiramisu is a coffee-flavored Italian dessert with layers of ladyfingers and a mixture of eggs, sugar and mascarpone cheese. It's commonly topped with cocoa powder or chocolate shavings.

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French macarons.
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What country boasts these delicate sandwich cookies?

If you've ever entered a French bakery, surely you've feasted your eyes on one of these meringue-based sandwich cookies, commonly filled with ganache, buttercream or jam. If not, go now, s'il vouz plait.

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paella
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What's the country of origin of this savory seafood dish?

Paella, widely regarded as Spain's national dish, is commonly eaten in the U.S. as a seafood platter with lobster, shrimp, mussels and rice, cooked in olive oil.

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Shakshouka
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Where would you find this dish commonly eaten for breakfast?

Hot tomato! Shakshouka is a dish made with egg, tomato sauce, onions and seasonings, preferably on a cast-iron skillet, and best served with fresh bread and tahini.

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Traditional gyro toppings are tomato, onion and tzaziki sauce.

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What is the birthplace of this pita-wrapped street food?

The Greek gyro is marinated meat – usually lamb or pork – seasoned with a blend of oregano, marjoram and thyme, and ground into a loaf. It's usually garnished with tomatoes, onions, tomatoes and tzatziki sauce.

oregano
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Name the country that's responsible for this popular spice.

Oregano is a hardy, perennial Italian herb that is more flavorful fresh than dried. It's also high in antioxidants and is sometimes used to treat digestive illnesses.

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