Mezze is big part of the dining experience in Palestine, creating wonderful social occasions. A selection of small dishes is served for sharing, either with drinks as appetizers or as a main meal. Traditionally eaten with the fingers and scooped up with pieces of pitta bread (using the right hand only), mezze can include a wide variety of nuts, olives, salads, dips, pickles and cheeses. Mezze dishes to look out for include: