Crisps

My food landscape has drastically changed. I have been back in the UK for 3 weeks and there are still things of the reverse food-culture-shock that grab my attention. OK, ‘shock’ is an over-dramatic word, but re-encountering food in the UK offers plenty to chew on. So the blog will continue into my brave post-fieldworkContinue reading “Crisps”

Bread

Bread. Or ‘hobbz’ to anyone in the Arab world, including Morocco. I was sure I’d heard ‘Hobbs’ in relation to bread before, was it a brand? Here, in any case, it is much more than that. Women in Morocco make bread. Clearly not all women, but a lot more women than I would have expected.Continue reading “Bread”

Couscous

We think we know couscous. In the Moroccan sense though, I’m not so sure. So let’s start with a quiz: What day of the week is couscous eaten? How is it cooked? With what foods does it implicitly always come, when someone says, ‘we’re having couscous’. What is the dairy product that is often used?Continue reading “Couscous”