The History of Falafel
Falafels are a fried ball of garbanzo beans (chickpeas) combined with parsley, cilantro spices and sesame seeds. People have been growing chickpeas for over 15 to 20,000 years, and while the history of falafel is probably not that ancient, it has been around long enough that its origin is shrouded in history – and somewhat controversial!, but what is clear is that falafel is a food that uses foods common in the middle east and is popular throughout the region.
Up until the 20th century, falafel seems to have been a local cuisine found only in the Middle East. But starting in the early 1900′s, there was increase in the number of Middle Eastern communities settling in Europe and the United States, these settlers inevitably brought their favorite foods from home along with them. Read more.........