Moroccan / Tunisian / Algerian – Harira Soup

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Harira soup is one of the best soups in the North African region. It has a silky texture which is why it is called Harira because when translated it means “silk”. It is a very popular soup for the winter season and mostly it is used in the month of Ramadan. The people from Morocco believe that the Harira is from the Fez. There are many variations for this soup.

Algerian / Turkish – Baklava

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Baklava is one of the most popular desserts ever made in this world. It is basically pastry which is made by adding nuts, pistachios over the filo sheets which is then baked in the oven. This dessert goes way back to the times of the Ottoman Empire. There is a dish in the Turkish cuisine which resembles quite a lot with the Baklava and some say that it is the origin of Baklava. There are many countries which have their own versions of Baklava.

Morocco, Algeria, Liberia, Israel, Tunisia – Couscous

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Couscous is an Maghrebi cuisine also known as a North African cuisine. It is a grain product made from semolina which is mixed with different spices and stew. It is a very old dish which goes back centuries. In the Arabic cookbooks of the 14th century there are many mentions of dishes like couscous. There are also many variations of couscous depending on the place where you are eating it.

Morocco, Algeria – Pastilla ( Moroccon Chicken Pie)

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Pastilla is very famous because it is a celebratory dish in Morocco and Algeria. It is served during weddings and also at family gatherings. The name of this pie comes from the spanish word "pastilla" which means "pastry" in Spanish. After a while the letter P was changed to B meaning that the name changed from Pastilla to Bastilla. Bastilla has the Arabic origin meaning this dish now also associates as an Arabic cuisine. This dish has many different variations.

Tunisian, Algerian, Moroccan – Tajine

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This cuisine is at the very top of the entire African cuisines and is loved by everyone. It is basically a pie like dish which consists of chicken which is cooked firstly with spices and then is added to a batter of egg and cheese and baked in the end. Tajines history goes way back to the 9th century as it was written in a folktale collection book called One Thousand and One Nights. It was made on a wooden pot through which it got its name and went on generation to generation. It is considered to be the national dish of Tunisia , Algeria and Morocco and it lives up to the recognition it gets.

Tunisia / Morocco / Algeria / Liberia – Maghrebi Mint Tea

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Maghrebi mint tea or Tunisian mint tea is an green tea which is prepared with spearmint leaves and sugar. The best part of this tea is not its flavor but its essence. There are many stories regarding the origin of this tea but the story which is deemed to be true is the one which took place in the 19th century in Morocco. It is of a merchant who was British and he used to sell at those times a tea called the Gunpowder Tea.

Algeria – Mahjouba

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Algerian is a country located in northern Africa, is bordered by the Western Sahara to the west, Mauritania to the south as well as Tunisia to the northeast. Mahjouba is a tomato in bread taste the can be found at home or in the restaurants, it is cooked all over the country as a morning snack.

Algeria – Rechta

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Retcha consists of thin and flat noodles (traditional pasta dish) and sauce made with chickpeas as well as chicken. Traditionally, the dish prepares in wedding events, at the end of Ramadan fasting and Ashura.

Algeria – Chorba Frik

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Algeria is a country located in northern Africa, is bordered by the Western Sahara to the west, Mauritania to the south as well as Tunisia to the northeast. Algeria is dominated by Muslims, who has a longer religious fasting period called Ramadan. This is where our cuisine spot. Almost in every table at the time of breaking the fast, Chorba frik must be on the table too.

Algeria – Tajine Zitoune

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Algerian cuisines are another African taste to talk about. This country located in northern Africa, is bordered by the Western Sahara to the west, Mauritania to the south as well as Tunisia to the northeast.