Mediterranean cuisine is the food from the cultures adjacent to the Mediterranean Sea.
Although this region spans a wide variety of cultures, the historical connections of the region, as well as the impact of the Mediterranean Sea on the region's climate and economy, have led to there being many common elements in the foods. (wikipedia)
The tastes of the Mediterranean come from Turkey, Lebanon, Greece and other Mediterranean countries. These recipes have olives, tomatoes, herbs and spices and vary from area to area.