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Moroccan Cooking…aromatic, healthy, and tasty!

Morocco's people, culture and cuisine are truly hidden treasures of Northwest Africa. Is this why Moroccan cookery is unfamiliar and underrepresented in most cities? It's casual and homey…known for its liberal use of spices…and using sweet-savory pairings.
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The fusion of tastes comes from three groups of people. The tagine and couscous cooking from the Berbers. Spiced meats and veggies are slowly simmered in a shallow pot with a cone-shaped lid. The Arabs' influence was with the use of nuts and fruits. The Moorish people introduced bastilla, a round meat/seafood pie with the combined salty and sweet flavors.

Bread (msaman) is a staple with each meal or with tea and nuts in the morning. Green mint tea is served several times a day in small glass tumblers.

The 7 most common vegetables used are carrots, turnip, parsnips, white cabbage, zucchini, eggplant, pumpkin and chickpeas.
Important spices are saffron, ras el hanout (a blend of 45 spices), cinnamon, cumin and coriander.
Nutritional features of this diet are identical to the "Mediterranean cuisine".


Next issue you will visit the famous Marrakech Cooking School
La Maison Arabe...and their featured recipes!     

happy holidays
snow figures
playing in the snow…all require
slow cooking, one-pot, crock pot  cooking… or whatever you call it.
Throw the ingredients in a pot and come home to the tastes and aroma of your
one-pot creation!

Try these recipes and send us yours!

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Vegetable and Chickpea Curry
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