Algeria is the home for cork oak, olive tree, and large evergreen forests. Most part of this land is desert. Algerian foods have its roots to several countries that traded, visited, or ruled this country. Traditional foods show the influence of Arab, French, Berber, and Turkish taste. Algerian foods contain different types of flavorings and it can be mild or very spicy. Restaurants in Algeria mostly serve Italian or French-style foods along with their traditional foods.
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Fish dishes are very popular in Algeria. There are certain things that should be known while in Algeria. Alcohol is not available for sale in the country and it can be found only in the expensive hotels and restaurants. The hotel bars remain open as long as there is custom. Though the country is famous for its good wines, only few are served in the own country.
Some of the special food items in this country are brochettes, couscous, stews, and traditional diet. Normally, brochettes are sold in French bread with spicy sauce. Couscous is a type of pasta and it looks like semolina, this is prepared from cracked wheat and this food is normally consumed by most people in this country as well as in most of the North African countries.
Most popular stews are shakshuka and tajine. Shakshuka is served with vegetables whereas tajine is served with chicken or lamb. This is also another everyday dish. The desert people in the country prefer pressed figs, dates, and hard cheese during their travel. The most popular drinks are sweet coffee and golden colored mint tea.