Tlacoyos can be filled with beans, potatoes, mushrooms or cheese and are often topped with grilled cactus, onions, cilantro, and salsa. Jasmine Garsd for NPR hide caption

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Many different Middle Eastern cultures claim to have invented the kebab. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Anglers fish off Galata Bridge in Istanbul in 2011. The bridge is within site of the modest waterside restaurant Akin Balik. Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Reprinted with permission from The Japanese Grill. Todd Coleman © 2011 hide caption

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Punjabi Lamb Kebabs, like many tandoor dishes, can also be made on gas or charcoal grills. Christopher Hirsheimer hide caption

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