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    Welcome to North Africa featuring Morocco & Tunisia

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    Nancy's Pantry
    Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:56 pm
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    100+ players are traveling the world for 7 weeks on a whirlwind Zaar World Tour 9.
    Come check out our recipes, see the places we've been and what we have learned. icon_biggrin.gif







    WELCOME ZWT 9 WORLD TRAVELERS TO NORTH AFRICA FEATURING MOROCCO & TUNISIA


    North Africa is a relatively thin strip of land between the Sahara desert and the Mediterranean stretching from the Moroccan Atlantic coast to Egypt and Sudan. The countries of North Africa include Morocco, Tunisia, Sudan, Egypt, Libya, Algeria and Western Sahara; although our focus will be on Morocco and Tunisia. This Region is a mix of many distinct cultures. These influences have come from the peoples who settled there -- Arab, Berber, Ottoman, French, Italian and Spanish. The development of sea travel firmly brought this region into the Mediterranean world, especially during the classical period. The Sahara became an equally important area for trade as the camel caravans brought goods and people from the south. The region also has a small, but critical land link to the Middle East, and that area has also played a central role in the history of North Africa. Morocco and Tunisia are the focal points in this region of North Africa. Both countries border the sea and the desert and their cuisines are flavorful, colorful, and heathful.

    In Morocco, there is a proverb -- "Here you eat with your eyes!"

    Everywhere you look there is color. In this Region, spices are paramount to enjoying a sensual feast. The food and spices here have the ability to not only satisfy the appetite, but have the ability to heal as well.



    MOROCCO

    Morocco shares it's border with the North Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea and Algeria. Moroccan cuisine is extremely refined, due to Morocco's interactions and exchanges with other cuisines and nations over the centuries. Morocco produces a wide range of Mediterranean fruits and vegetables and even some tropical ones. Characteristic flavorings include lemon pickle, cold-pressed, unrefined olive oil and dried fruits. It is also known for being far more heavily spiced than Middle Eastern cuisine.

    Spices are used extensively in Moroccan food. Many spices such as cinnamon, cumin, pepper, anise seed, sesame seed, coriander, and saffron are home-grown and widely used. Common herbs include mint and parsley.











    TUNISIA

    Tunisia is situtated between Algeria and Libya and borders the Mediterranean Sea. The climate ranges from temperate rainy winters to very hot dry summers; however, while the interior is stony desert, the southern coastal areas are very fertile.

    The cuisine of Tunisia is a blend of Mediterranean and desert dwellers' culinary traditions. It's distinctive spicy fieriness comes from harissa. Harissa is a Tunisian hot chili sauce whose main ingredients are piri piri (a type of chili pepper) and other hot chili peppers, spices and herbs such as garlic paste, coriander, red chili powder and olive oil. Recipes for harissa vary according to the household and region. Harissa is used as an ingredient in a meat or fish stew with vegetables and as a flavoring for couscous.














    NORTH AFRICA FEATURING MOROCCO & TUNISIA

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    Challenge responses MUST be posted in the Challenge Threads.

    Dates: All recipes and challenges for NORTH AFRICA FEATURING MOROCCO & TUNISIA can be made between August 14th and midnight August 26th. All reviews for this Region must be submitted before midnight Food.com time on August 26th (Food.com is US Eastern Time)

    Please post your recipe completions (& any photos) made for the region and all additional cooking in THIS thread as well as your individual team thread.


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    Annacia
    Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:57 am
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    Situated in the North of Morocco, Meknes is nearby Fes and it's a vibrant, modern city bustling with nightlife, restaurants and an impressive royal palace. Relatively ignored by most tourists, it's perfect for whoever wants to escape tourists traps. Meknes is an imperial city with a lot of historical monuments and natural sites to visit and it is also the nearest city to the Roman ruins of Volubilis (Oualili).


    Welcome, the NA/Me forum is very happy to be hosting this leg of ZWT 9.

    We hope that you will enjoy the foods of our regions and enjoy your time here.

    The natives are friendly, please make yourself comfy and stay awhile.
    Annacia
    Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:22 pm
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    I have completed

    Quick Preserved Lemon #438353 by threeovens

    :D
    Elmotoo
    Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:54 pm
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    wave.gif and welcome everyone!!
    Maryland Jim
    Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:16 pm
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    For dinner today, I merp ellie_'s Orange Scented Couscous 504145



     photo Orangescentedcouscous_zps1886d8a3.jpg
    Annacia
    Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:26 pm
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    Maryland Jim wrote:


    For dinner today, I merp ellie_'s Orange Scented Couscous 504145



     photo Orangescentedcouscous_zps1886d8a3.jpg


    Looks yummy Jim. I've been considering that one myself. icon_wink.gif
    ElizabethKnicely
    Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:31 pm
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    I, ElizabethKnicely #2549237, have MER'd Fiery Tunisian Harrisa #423983 by Nif #65502 for the Moroccan & Tunisian round.
    Miss Fannie
    Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:02 pm
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    Annacia
    Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:11 pm
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    Hi Liz and Frankie :wave:

    We are glad to have you visit. icon_biggrin.gif
    Annacia
    Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:14 pm
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    I have made and enjoyed:

    Emeril Lagasse's Moroccan Mint Tea #505571 by Miss Fanny

    :D
    Annacia
    Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:43 pm
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    This worked out perfectly. I let the tagine do the cooking while I watched America's Got Talent. icon_lol.gif

    We ate at 7, just right for warm summer evening (we finally got summer! I wish it would last longer)

    Lamb Tajine with Dates #60982 by evelyn/athens
    pammyowl
    Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:14 am
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    Reporting my required for NA Moroccan Dry Rub#356043



    pammyowl#1706426


    Last edited by pammyowl on Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:56 am, edited 1 time in total
    Jostlori
    Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:55 am
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    I LOVE Morocco! Tonight's dinner was yummy! MERP'd the following:
    Slow Cooker Chicken Marrakesh #502948 by Elizabeth Knicely
    Couscous With Fresh Cilantro and Lemon Juice #505110 by Mikekey
    Moroccan Grape Juice #505443 by Cookgirl





    Sorry about the pic - should have done this one in sunlight!!!
    twissis
    Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:22 am
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    pammyowl
    Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:54 am
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    For my team I have made Candied Peanuts (Caramelized Peanuts)#503822 by diner524



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