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16th Mediterranean Cooking Event – Libya

8 comments Jan 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Blogevents

We remain in in the north of Africa. Our next stop is Libya which is dominated by the Sahara. The cuisine contains Milk, corn, rice and dates but also olives and olive oil. Of course no pork is eaten in Libya but certainly lamb, veal and fish are on the menu.

The food is traditionally served on big plates. No drinks are being served during dinner. After the dinner water or milk is being passed around. The meal is being ended with coffee.

Of course the Libyan cuisine is influenced by the Berber, that is why it is often called a “tent cuisine” but also the Italian cuisine has a strong impact on the libyan cooking.

Start date is the 10th of January 2011.
End date is the 10th of February 2011.

This great cookbook waits for the winner!

“Medina Kitchen: Home Cooking from North Africa”

These are the RULES:

Who can participate?
Everyone that blogs and loves food.

What do I have to do to participate?

1. Cook a dish from the actual country of focus.
2. Post the recipe on your blog. Mention the event with a backlink and include one of the banners in the recipe post or on your blog in general.
3. Leave a comment with a trackback (backlink) to your recipe here (below), so we all can find

How is the winner chosen?

After the event has finished I will put up a poll

on the blog that includes all participants. You will have 2 weeks time to vote for your favourite dish.

Can I participate with more than 1 recipe?

Yes, you can. All recipes participate the poll.

Banners you can take along:

(just copy the HTML code and paste it into your blog)

Banner 130 x 130

16th Mediterranean cooking event - Libya - tobias cooks! - 10.01.2011-10.02.2011

Banner 130 x 250

16th Mediterranean cooking event - Libya - tobias cooks! - 10.01.2011-10.02.2011

Banner 500 x 112

16th Mediterranean cooking event - Libya - tobias cooks! - 10.01.2011-10.02.2011

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  1. Looking forward to explore Libyan cuisine, totally unknown for me!

  2. This is really going to be a nice event – Libyan cuisine is not that well known!

  3. Hi Tobias,
    Thank you so much for dropping by. I have posted a Libyan fish recipe in my blog for your 16th Mediterranean cooking event

  4. Hi Tobias, just wanted to let you know I posted your banner on my recipe for Tershi and linked back to your post. Thanks for contacting me. I pasted in the original post, let me know if the recipe has to be reposted to be a valid entry.

  5. Hiya! I’d love to join!

    My family is from Libya! :)
    Best regards


  6. [...] A few days ago, I was searching for a typical Libyan recipe to prepare for Tobias’ 16th Mediterranean cooking event,  and it turns out that Libyan maqrood are baked instead of fried! A real find for me!  (here). I [...]

  7. Hi Tobias!
    Here is my entry :

    Vanessa / Sweet Artichoke

  8. Hi Tobias,

    Thank you for inviting me to participate in this event. The following are the recipes posted to the Libyan Food blog between 10 Jan and 10 Feb:

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