Monthly Archives: May 2009

Visit Rick’s Cafe Live In Casablanca – Remembering Morocco In 1942

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Tour Morocco & Discover The Haute Cuisine of Fes

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Fes is the capital of Moroccan cuisine. Offering rich and distinct flavors of traditional dishes of tagines, couscous and harira. Tourists who are looking discovering the culture of Fes should make sure to set up cooking lesson or a culinary tour with a local restaurant. Morrocan cuisine is prepared with a variety of herbs and spices grown in the region.

There are some dishes that are distinct to Fes. Traditionally combining a sweet flavor with a rich bitter bite. Dishes like mint and melon salad, choukchouka salad, zaalouk salad, feta, tagine, lemons, vegetable tagine, or a chilled radish, orange and fennel salad are often prepared into large courses. And of course, topped of with some Moroccan mint tea.

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Mint and Melon Salad

Choukchouka Salad

Zaalouk Salad

Feta

Tagine

Lemons

Vegetable Tagine

Chilled Radish, Orange and Fennel Salad

Moroccan Mint Tea

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Video Tour: How to Make Moroccan Preserved Lemons

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Travel Diary of Moroccan Preserved Lemons

 

 

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Preserved lemons are a staple in Moroccan cuisine and are added to slow cooking tagines, stews, and soups for a wonderful tangy lemon flavor that can not be duplicated by fresh lemons.  In Morocco, these lemons can be bought individually at a souk, or marketplace, and are very easy to find given their importance in Moroccan dishes.  Outside of Morocco these lemons may be found in Middle Eastern or international markets but are so easy to make many cooks decide to prepare their own preserved lemons at home.

The ingredients for Moroccan preserved lemons are extremely simple, all you need are whole fresh lemons, sea salt, lemon juice, and, in some recipes, vegetable oil.  There is also the option of adding additional spices to make the preserved lemons more suitable for sweet or savory dishes.  Cinnamon sticks are a common spice that is added for lemons that are going to be used in sweet dishes and pepper or bay leaves are added for lemons that are going to be used in savory tagine dishes.

 

The pickling process takes about one month and the preserved lemons will be good to use for up to six months.  A simple clean jar is sufficient to pickle the lemons in but it is suggested that if you are not planning on refrigerating the lemons that you use a proper sterilized canning jar.

To Make Preserved Lemons

Cut off both rounded ends of the lemon and make two deep cuts lengthwise downwards, careful not to cut all the way through, so that the lemon has been incised with an X.

Stuff the salt down into the cuts using about 1 tablespoon per lemon.

Pack the lemons tightly into the jar, pushing them to the bottom, and cover with lemon juice and any additional spices you choose to include.  Some recipes call for topping the jar with vegetable oil.

Leave the jar closed for one month, checking every couple of days to make sure the lemons are fully submerged in juice.

After one month the lemons are ready, the pulp and skins will have become soft and silken and can both be used in cooking recipes.  Some people use the juice as well but this is often too salty.  Rinse the lemons in water before using to wash away the extra salt and then add to any slow-cooking meat or vegetable tagine dish.

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Video Tour of Mawazine World Music & Rhythms Festival

Check out this video clip of the rhythms of the Mawazine Festival!

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Travel to Morocco’s Mawazine World Music & Rhythms Festival

 

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The eight edition of the Mawazine Festival will take place on May 15th to the 23rd. This years Rhythms of the World festival team has arranged an eight day program featuring well known artists like Kylie Minogue, Warda Al Jazayria, Alecia Keys and Stevie Wonder.

The Mawazine Festival will be held in Rabat, Morocco, with musician from over 40 countries. Located on the Atlantic Ocean, Rabat is a city has an estimated population of 2 million people and is the capital of the Kingdom of Morocco.  The festival will bring together a diverse group of artists and rhythms to pay tribute to the music of the world.

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Morocco will also contribute a number of different artists like Casa Crew, Bigg, Mazagan, and Fez City Clan. Music from all different countries will be intertwined, with a primary theme of jazz music.

The festival will feature Caribbean instrumentals, with artists who belong to the great Jamaican jazz groups like Ska Cubana, and Sly & Robbie. It will also feature French artists like Martin Solveig and Khalifa.

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The Legendary Stevie Wonder will close the Mawazine Festival’s program, with his epic R&B soul music.

The Mawazine Festival will include musical creations, and exhibition of emerging artists with a desire for cultural exhange, workshops like the guitar master class, shows for children like Carton Park and Visto Lo Visto of Spain, and street shows featuring the Maharaja Brass Band of India, and the Romanian Ciocarlia Brass Band.

 

 

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