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Moroccan Food and Culture Basics


Moroccan cuisine is infused with Middle Eastern, Arab, Berber, African, Moorish and Mediterranean influences. Dishes range from simple presentations of raw or single foods to enticingly complex blends of ingredients and exotic seasonings. Here you can familiarize yourself with traditional Moroccan food and ingredients, Moroccan cooking techniques and equipment, as well as Moroccan culture.
  1. Moroccan Food and Culture
  2. Essential Ingredients and Cooking Equipment
  3. Kitchen Basics and Moroccan Cooking Tutorials

Moroccan Food and Culture

Moroccan food and culture are beautifully intertwined. From Morocco's famous hospitality with traditional offerings of Mint Tea or dates and milk, to Friday couscous and multi-course meals, to elaborate wedding feasts and classic dishes prepared for holidays or to mark special occasions, you'll see how food plays an intricate role in most Moroccans' lives.

Essential Ingredients and Cooking Equipment

Despite the amazing variety of dishes in Moroccan cuisine, which tend to be prepared seasonally, many Moroccan kitchens are modestly equipped with basics such as flours, oils, honey, spices, essential waters and simple cookware. A modern, well-equipped and well-stocked kitchen, however, can be invaluable for saving time and money.

Kitchen Basics and Moroccan Cooking Tutorials

With a basic knowledge of cooking terms and techniques, you'll find that most recipes in Moroccan cooking aren't difficult to prepare. Some dishes, however, may involve kitchen procedures you've never tried, or cooking with kitchen equipment you've never used. If you live in Morocco, you might also encounter new fruits and vegetables that you're unsure how to handle. These tips and photo tutorials will take the mystery out of Moroccan cooking techniques.

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