Many Hands Make Light Coucous by jamibann

Many Hands Make Light Coucous

I went to a cooking class yesterday morning - to learn how to make a Moroccan dish - chicken tajine with lemon and olives. It was a very interesting session, and I learned, more than anything, that making the couscous to accompany this dish is not as simple as I'd thought! Moroccan born, Marie-Françoise, showed us that in fact it should be steamed 3 times, adding butter or olive oil in between steamings and hand sifted to get rid of any lumps of semolina. She told us all about the family tradition of everyone helping to do this, and she encouraged us to get stuck in together! What fun.
I love the focus on the hands. That couscous sounds much nicer than the store bought one that you just place the bag in boiling water.
February 13th, 2016  
Love Morroccan flavours. Never thought hoe 'real'couscous was made. Sounds like fun doing it in a team. Nice shot.
February 13th, 2016  
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Nice picture. Our Tunesian son-in-law makes perfect couscous dishes.
February 13th, 2016  
Great photo. Yes couscous has many interpretations here. Sometimes it's just the grains and other times it packed with veg or meat or seafood. Must admit the tagine appealed me.
February 13th, 2016  
Wonderful capture of a great family tradition. I'm sure you enjoyed your cooking class. :)
February 13th, 2016  
Super capture, it must be very labour intensive, but I bet it tastes better than the packet type!
February 13th, 2016  
Pretty shot. I like images of hands.
February 13th, 2016  
Ooooh, beautiful hands
February 14th, 2016  
A most interesting shot and a fav for me.
February 14th, 2016  
Lovely. The light and the feeling of movement are wonderful
February 14th, 2016  
Wonderful photo!
February 15th, 2016  
Nice image.
February 15th, 2016  
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