Tag: Fes

Ramadan treats, Fez, Morocco

Breaking the fast–around the Ramadan table

  “Can you please come into the kitchen for a minute?” our friend asked, smiling. “My wife and daughter need a taster.” Ah, that’s cool,...

Wild honey of Fez, Morocco

One of my requisite stops upon returning to Fez is “the honey souk”, Fondouk Kaat Smen, set back behind a display of carpets on...
Learning to make mlaoui

Three cooks, one Moroccan kitchen

Mlaoui is the croissant of my Moroccan mornings, just one of the delectable pastries from a Moroccan kitchen. Thin, crepe-like layers dotted with butter and...

A Moroccan gift of ‘beldi’

Soon after my arrival in Fez last month, I came down with a nasty summer cold. A medina friend came to the rescue, concerned...
Fruit and vegetable souk, Fez, Morocco

Shopping in the last week of Ramadan

The morning is still, a silence broken by the flutter of wings as birds wheel around the minaret of our neighborhood mosque. A gentle...
Grapes, peaches and watermelon

Moroccan fruits: plums, peaches and prickly pears

Plums hold a place of honor in my Moroccan kitchen. The purple-skinned ones, with tart flesh, take time to ripen fully, so have time...

Couscous memories make the best (Moroccan) memories

Couscous symbolizes happiness and abundance, according to some culinary anthropologists. In Morocco, to be invited for the Friday mid-day meal means "Join us for...
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