Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Welcome to North Africa

I plan to travel to North Africa one day, but in the meantime, I will begin by mastering their cuisine. This region of Africa lies alongside the Mediterreanean Sea and the Altantic Ocean and it is the site of one of the world's first great civilzation; Egypt. It is made up of seven countries: Algeria, Egpyt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia and Western Saharan and it is home to about 85 million people. Arabic is one of the official languages spoken throught North Africa and the most popular ethnic groups are the Arabs and the Berbers. North African cuisine is as diverse as it's people and it is often made with fresh simple ingredients infused with an assortment of spices that ultimately create delectable dishes. In the following weeks, I will introduce cuisine from North African countries such as Morocco (my favorite), Algeria, and Egypt. These countries where chosen because the books that I borrowed seem to showcase menus and recipies from these countries unlike the other countries.

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