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Shawarma

Shawarma (Arabic: شاورما‎‎) also spelled shawurma or shawerma, is a Levantine meat preparation, where lamb, chicken, turkey, beef, veal, or mixed meats are placed on a spit (commonly a vertical spit in restaurants), and may be grilled for as long as a day. Shavings are cut off the block of meat for serving, and the remainder of the block of meat is kept heated on the rotating spit. Shawarma can be served on a plate (generally with accompaniments), or as a sandwich or wrap. Shawarma is usually eaten with tabbouleh, fattoush, taboon bread, tomato, and cucumber. Toppings include tahini, hummus, pickled turnips, and amba.

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Shawarma's are also popular in Spain because of the Arabic influence. You can find many döner kebab places in Granada which is located in southern Spain.

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Shawarma has had an exponential increase in popularity from its reference in the 2012 Avengers film. The origin of the reference here.

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