For my last recipe of our Moroccan journey, I chose a recipe that my best friend and co-blogger Vera could never have presented: eggplant zaalouk.
North African countries, and Morocco in particular, are not only known for their refined cuisine, but also for their desserts and pastries. Today, I chose to feature one of them, the thousand-hole crepe also known as baghrir.
This month, we are celebrating Morocco in anticipation of the upcoming Independence Day on November 18th. For my first recipe this month, I chose a very easy salad that I grew up on: taktouka.
This month, we stopped in Algeria to celebrate the upcoming Independence Day which falls on July 5th and this feature was perfectly timed this year, as Ramadan started on June 5th and will end on July 5th!
Today, let’s take a trip down memory lane, as I will tell you about a time that those under 54 years old cannot know about!
Ah those unique North African and Middle Eastern pastries! Let’s be honest, they are beautiful, delicate, sweet and succulent! They are fragrant and colorful… Well, they are true gems!
I can’t believe that given the North African origins that Vera and I have, and after almost 4 years and more than 400 recipes, we hadn’t published a single tajine recipe on 196 flavors!
I never forget that world-renowned Chef Paul Bocuse, who was one of my idols, used to say that “similarly to cooking that must respect and maintain the taste of food for that they are, cooks must use words for what they mean”
For our third stop in Algeria This month, I am sharing with you a colorful salad that rocked my childhood: felfla or slata mechouia.