Moroccan Food Recipes

To have a knowhow of the
Moroccan food recipes one would have to travel back the time. Actually whenever
we talk about the cuisine of a certain part of the world there is not one
factor that makes …

To have a knowhow of the
Moroccan food recipes one would have to travel back the time. Actually whenever
we talk about the cuisine of a certain part of the world there is not one
factor that makes the way it is; there is culture, history, climate, norms and
values that devise the menu. This is the reason they say we are what we eat.
Same is the case with Moroccan cuisine which culinary experts considered to be
one of the richest cuisines of the world. Moroccan food is a major attraction
that brings tourists to this North African country every now and then.

Before talking about the
ingredients of the Moroccan food recipes let us have a look at the various
influences on Moroccan cuisine. Diversity is the term that is commonly
attributed to the Moroccan dishes. The reason behind this is the influence of a
lot of other civilizations on the Moroccan culture. Berbers were the very first
people who resided in this part of the Africa. After
Arabs’ invasion, the culture of Morocco was
greatly shaped by their influence. Being a Mediterranean country Morocco had
been a gateway between Europe and Africa.
Today’s Morocco as we
see it is not a single culture or civilization; it is a blend of Berber, Arab, Mediterranean and
European culture. Whosoever came to Morocco
brought with them different ingredients and the ways of cooking and native
Moroccans adopted those making it a part of their cuisine. This is what makes
the basis of when we call Moroccan cuisine a rich one.

It is not only the ingredients
and the taste and the color and the aroma which makes Moroccan recipes unique
but also the artistic details that make an essential element of food
preparation in Morocco. The
food is cut meticulously, prepared in an artistic way and also served keeping
in mind the aesthetics of culinary art.

An overlook of the climate of
the country is also essential to understand the different ingredients of the
Moroccan cuisine. Morocco is an
agricultural country with a climate that is suitable to cultivate a large
number of crops most of which were brought here by the immigrants. Today we see
Morocco
growing wheat, tomatoes, beans, egg plants and all other crops and fruits.

Animal tending is also an old
tradition in Morocco which
makes available both red and white meat to be added to menu on daily basis.
Beef and lamb is the most commonly used red wheat with chicken and fish to be
the frequent element in white meat category.

A special ingredient of the
Moroccan food recipes is the spices that are being traded through Morocco since
ancient times. Some of the spices are native and grown in the country; Saffron
being the biggest example of such spices. Other spices that are extensively
used in Moroccan dishes are cumin, cinnamon, paprika and coriander.

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