Category North Africa

Kafta tagine

Cultural background A tagine, or tajine (a Berber dish named after the pot itself), is a slow-cooked stew that is baked and served in an terra cotta dish with a conical lid. More common to Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco, tagine cooking has also become quite popular in… Continue Reading →

Couscous salad

Cultural background Couscous is rough grounded durum wheat and originates from North Africa. Because couscous was always being prepared in a keskes, the dish became known as kuskus. The cooking pot was called keskes because it has the form of two cups…. Continue Reading →

Thieboudienne

Cultural background Thieboudienne is a traditional dish from Northwestern Africa. It is made from fish, rice and tomato sauce and offers slight variations according to specific local/national preferences. Other ingredients often include onions, carrots, cabbage, sweet potatoes and peanut oil…. Continue Reading →

Harira from Morocco

Cultural background Population 36,342,087 people Rabat is the capital of Morocco. Most people in Morocco are Sunni Muslim, a little amount are Christians and very few are Jewish. People in Morocco speaks Arabic and Berber and French. Morocco’s landscape is… Continue Reading →

Grilled Spicy Aubergine

Cultural background Official name: Arab republic of Egypt Form of government: republic Capital: Cairo Population: 87, 562, 261 persons Official language: Arabic The Egyptian alphabet contained more than 700 hieroglyphs Money: Egyptian pound, guinay Area: 1,001,449 square kilometres Major mountain… Continue Reading →

B’stilla – Morocco

Cultural background Population 36,342,087 people Rabat is the capital of Morocco. Most people in Morocco are Sunni Muslim, a little amount are Christians and very few are Jewish. People in Morocco speaks Arabic and Berber and French. Morocco’s landscape is… Continue Reading →

M’hanncha – The snake, Morocco

Cultural background Population 36,342,087 people Rabat is the capital of Morocco. Most people in Morocco are Sunni Muslim, a little amount are Christians and very few are Jewish. People in Morocco speaks Arabic and Berber and French. Morocco’s landscape is… Continue Reading →

Ma’amul – Syria

Cultural background Population 18,389,000 people Damascus is the capital of Syria. It is the oldest continuously lived-in city in the whole world. Most people in Syria are Muslim. A few are Jewish or Christian. People in Syria speak Arabic, Armenian,… Continue Reading →

Moroccan Chicken Tagine

Cultural background Foods cooked tagine-style appeared in The Thousand and One Nights in the ninth century. In the book “Tagines & Couscous” author Ghillie Basan traces the flavours of the Moroccan tagine: “Although originally a Berber dish, the tagine has… Continue Reading →

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