Seksu’ or couscous is a fine wheat pasta traditionally rolled by hand.
Known as ‘Moroccan whisky’, mint tea is the drink of choice. It is usually heavily sweetened with sugar chipped off a sugar cone. Gunpowder tea is steeped with a few sprigs of spearmint stuffed into the teapot. It is poured into a tea glass from a height to create a froth called the crown.
Moroccan meals begin with at least seven cooked vegetable salads to scoop up with bread. They can include green peppers and tomatoes, sweet carrots or courgette purée, and a dish of local olives alongside. Zaalouk is a smoked aubergine dip, seasoned with garlic, paprika,
cumin and a little chilli powder.
Taste the Middle East
The cuisine of the Middle East in general falls under the category of “Mediterranean” cuisine, that is naturally very healthy for you.
Many countries in the Middle East share a love of vegetarian and vegan dishes and there is a large variety of delicious recipes to choose from.
Many of the dishes of the Middle East — tabouli, falafel, pita, hummus, baba ghanoush — have become popular beyond the region, especially in Europe.
Middle Eastern cuisine itself breaks down into several subcategories, among those are the cooking traditions of the Levant, Egypt, the Arabian peninsula, the Maghreb, Iran and Israel.