Through a doodle featuring a rolling cartoon falafel baking a bread and jumping inside it, Google celebrated one of the Middle East’s most traditional and favourite food.
The animated doodle showcased a tiny, active one piece of falafel baking the bread it is usually served in while applying the vegetables and tahini before jumping inside.
The funny, two-second doodle features falafel as an inseparable part of the eastern cuisine.
Which is true. It really is.
Locally known as Ta’meya, the over 1,000 old fried balls are made of fava beans with herbs, spices, and some vegetables.
Falafel, widely spread from the Levant to Morocco and Tunisia, however it differs in components from one area to another.
For example, in the Levant, it is mixed with ground chickpeas.
The origins of the falafel are not exactly known. However, stories say they were, most likely, made in Egypt for the first time, particularly Alexandria.
Since it is close to the Mediterranean, it was easily transferred as a recipe to the Levant. From there, it started the journey of spreading across the world.