For long, the Iraqi land has earned fame for its fertility and water, which qualified it to be the cradle of the earliest civilizations in the world. In the Islamic era, it was given the name of the Black Land for its green soils, its intermingling palms and for the great number of trees and plantations, that whoever looks at it would think it is a black land.

What further made Iraqis love greenness whether in gardens, fruit trees, wheat and rice planes, or the green fields that are watered from two great rives; Tigris and Euphrates. All this made the Iraqi daily dishes an entire food pyramid that is diverse to go with all the seasons and the typography of Iraq from the north to the south and from the east to the west. This also gave the green dishes a permanent presence as part of the Iraqi cuisine.

Iraq (Mesopotamia) has a deep history in the heart of civilization and has become a great cultural legacy of making the Iraqi characteristics, represented in many diversity within many aspects of social and religious life.