Moroccan Cooking Our Dadas Recipes

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Lamb tagine with caramelized figs, chicken bastilla with a layer of crunchy almonds, savory couscous tfaya... this is what Moroccan cuisine is all about! The warm spices and flavors that envelop Moroccan dishes make you ask for more! This book includes 35 mouth-watering recipes that explore the most popular traditional Moroccan dishes, including delicious briwat starters and a variety of lamb and chicken tagines and couscous. As for desserts, one cannot finish a Moroccan meal without fresh mint tea and an array of Moroccan almond pastries including mhencha, ghriba, and gazelle horns. The recipes in the book are illustrated by beautiful photos, and include both metric and US measurements as well as easy to follow step-by-step instructions. Wine lovers will enjoy the suggested Moroccan wine pairings that accompany each dish. The recipes are all from La Maison Arabe, the oldest restaurant in the medina of Marrakech, and the first riad (townhouse) in the city to become a hotel. To this day, La Maison Arabe remains a renowned establishment where one can experience Morocco s amazing cuisine and legendary hospitality. The famous restaurant and cooking school at La Maison Arabe are run by dadas, traditional Moroccan women chefs, who for centuries have orally handed down recipes from grandmothers to mothers and daughters. For the first time, the dadas at La Maison Arabe are sharing their secrets in this cookbook. Get ready to take an exotic journey through the pages of this book and explore the fascinating and delicious world of Moroccan cuisine!

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La Maison Arabe, a pioneering hotel and restaurant in the medina (old city) of Marrakech, first opened its doors in the 1940 s. In keeping with its long culinary history and ongoing reputation as one of the best dining experiences in town, La Maison Arabe opened a Moroccan cooking school in 2002, the first of its kind in the entire kingdom. Since then, its cooking workshops have been praised by the leading international travel and food press, including The New York Times, Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, and Saveurs. The dadas (traditional Moroccan women chefs) who run La Maison Arabe s restaurant and cooking school, have contributed their recipes and culinary savoir-faire to this cookbook, the first to be published in La Maison Arabe s nearly 70 year history. The book s preface is written by Prince Fabrizio Ruspoli di Poggio Suasa, La Maison Arabe s current owner

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