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Food in Morocco from Peace Corps Day 1998

Couscous is what Moroccan cuisine is most known for. In my area, it is eaten on every Friday, holy day. It is prepared in big batches. There is always more than we can eat. It is steamed and a sauce with vegetables is put over it. There will be a piece of lamb or beef in the center, carrots, cabbage, squash, peppers and other vegetables around the meat. In the cities it's eaten with spoons but the traditional way is to eat it with your right hand. Take a handful and by squeezing and tossing, shape it into a ball of couscous, pop it into your mouth and eat it. PCVs usually make a big mess in their eating area with this method and provide lots of entertainment for the Moroccans.


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