Tag: Fes

Ramadan treats, Fez, Morocco

Breaking the fast–around the Ramadan table

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  “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

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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

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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’

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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

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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

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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

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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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