Every now and then the weather in Leeds can feel, well, almost tropical! If you’re craving a slice of sun, sea and sand but the price tag attached is too much to think about right now why not make waves towards one of the fantastic Mediterranean restaurants in Leeds instead.
Mediterranean cuisine isn’t governed by a single culture instead it is the result of cultural influence and exchange. Though there are clear regional differences in food in the form of Eastern Mediterranean, Southern European and North African cuisine, there are several characteristics that unite these varieties as Mediterranean.
The sunny climate in the Med means that there is an abundance of fruit and vegetables which are heavily present in almost all types of Mediterranean cuisine. Herbs such as basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary and coriander are used in almost every dish regardless of the rest of the ingredients. The most commonly used ingredient is olive oil and olives themselves are also a regular addition to many dishes. Meat is generally used very sparingly in Mediterranean cuisine as fish and seafood are usually the favoured sources of protein.
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Did you know? The Mediterranean sea derives its name from the Latin word 'mediterraneus', meaning 'inland' or 'in the middle of Earth'.