Tag: Fez

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...
Sfinge, Moroccan donuts

A refresher course in Moroccan sweets

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Morocco excels in sweet flavor notes. During a long absence from our house in Fez, I somehow forgot just how strong those notes can...
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...
Making mlaoui in a Moroccan kitchen

Foreign Flavours from Writers Abroad now on Kindle!

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Foreign Flavours, published by Writers Abroad, is now available on Kindle. The book includes my article," Three cooks, one Moroccan home kitchen, result: delicious", along...

Foreign Flavours: An Anthology from Writers Abroad

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The online writing group Writers Abroad has published Foreign Flavours, an anthology of 64 short stories and non-fiction articles themed around food, drink and...
Tanjia

Tangia or tanjia—either way, it’s Moroccan pot roast

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Sunday dinners after church were wonderfully predictable when I was a kid: if it was Sunday, it must be pot roast.  The meat seared...

The sun sets on Ramadan 2011

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At 19:52 last evening, the cannons on the hills above either side of the Fez medina fired three times, signaling the end to Ramadan....

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...
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