• Food,  History

    How we celebrate the arrival of the Amazigh new year

    The Amazigh calendar is one of the oldest calendars that humans have used throughout different periods. Now we are in 2970 and unlike the gregorian or the Hijri one, The Amazigh calendar is not associated with any religious event. It was linked with a historical victory when the Amazigh won the pharaohs to be the 22nd family that had reigned the pharaon Egypt. The Amazighs celebrate each year the anniversary of this historic victory by considering it the Amazigh new year. Many research and studies indicated that the Amazigh calendar is related to the land. Some researchers consider the first day of the Berber year is a day that separates…

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    Moroccan Couscous

    Couscous dish is one of my favorite traditional foods we serve it in many ways, for example, Berkoukes or with vegetables. Coking time: 1h – Total Time: 1h 10 min – Number of persons: 4 Ingredients 2.2 lb. dry couscous (not instant; I prefer medium caliber) 1/4 cup olive oil or vegetable oil 6 cups water, divided 2 to 3 tsp salt (added after 1st steaming) 2 tbsp soft butter (added after final steaming) Now it’s time to make your couscous : Set up an area to work with the couscous. In Morocco, we use a gsaa (very wide, shallow serving and mixing dish), but another very large wide vessel or bowl can work. Have oil, water, salt, and butter out and ready. Lightly oil the…

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    Berkouks or Couscous presented with Amlou

    Berkouks is a traditional Amazigh dish that we get used to prepare it in different occasions such as weddings or the Amazigh new year, it presents a symbol of happiness. Cooking time: 1h – Total time: 1h15min – Number of persons: 4 persons Ingredients: For couscous: Check the recipe For Amlou: 400 g salted roasted almonds 20 cl Argan oil 200 g honey To serve : 10 cl Butter 10 cl Argan oil Now it’s time to make your delicious dish: Prepare your couscous. How to prepare Amlou “also called the Moroccan Nutella” Place whole almonds on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and roast them in a preheated…