SHAWARMA is popular throughout the eastern Mediterranean and is sometimes called the Middle Eastern taco. Shawarma is thinly sliced cuts of meat, like chicken, beef, goat, lamb, and sometimes turkey, rolled into a large piece of flatbread or pita that has been steamed or heated. Inside the pita, foods like hummus, tahini, pickles, vegetables, and even french fries are added. Think of SHAWARMA as a taco or burrito Middle Eastern style. SHAWARMA is prepared by placing raw meat on large, rotating cones. As it rotates, the meat is cooked by a heat source that is located behind the actual cone. The meat slowly falls off or is thinly sliced by a chef with a large knife. It can take several hours to fully cook. Stay tuned for some delicious SHAWARMA recipes that we will post here.