You can detect the similarities of Afghan food with Greek, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Persian and Indian dishes. Afghanistan was also a crossroad on the ancient Silk Routes connecting Europe to the Far East.
Merchants and Traders including the Venetian Traverler Marco Polo has left his mark, the traffic brought many imported items such as Chinese tea and Indian spices.
Different ethnic groups including the Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, Baluchis, Uzbeks and Tukomans have also left their mark on Afghan traditions and food.
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