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    Moroccan Cuisine: a Recipe for Steamed and Stuffed Chicken

    By Dahamou Layla Tinejdad, Morocco - Steamed and stuffed chicken is a tasty Moroccan meal. It is considered among the prestigious dishes that Moroccans serve for their special guests. In special ceremonies and festivities, people prepare it as a basic meal along with spicy thick sauce and pickled lemon. Nowadays, people prepare it more often as...

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    Recipe for a Westernized Moroccan Tajine

    Casablanca- Being in Morocco and not tasting tajine is a big mistake. Living in Morocco and not being able to cook tajine is an unpardonable mistake!   After I had lived in Casa for two months I decided (to try) to cook my first tajine au poulet (chicken). Well, that was a failure. Burnt chicken,...

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    “Fine Lala”: the future Moroccan McDonald’s?

    Casablanca- A brand new McDonald’s is opening soon right next to where you live? Does that even surprise you anymore? Well, then how about a Moroccan fast food restaurant serving all the exotic, exclusively Moroccan dishes opening there where it is less expected? “Fine Lala” (Where is madam/grandma?) a Moroccan traditional fast-food restaurant, has recently...

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    Moroccan Sandwich wins in cooking competition in Canada

    Rabat- Moroccan cuisine has been honored in Canada. During Canada’s best Sandwich competition, Jean Emond, a Canadian from Montreal won a $10,000 prize after he prepared a Lamb Filet Sandwich With Harissa and Figs. The winner also received a $10,000 donation toward his charity of choice, World Wildlife Fund Canada, according to the Chronicle Herald....

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    Moroccan Cuisine: A recipe for Tagine with artichoke and peas

    By Layla Dahamou Taroudant - Tagine is named after the special earthenware pot in which it is cooked. For most Moroccans their daily principle lunch meal is usually Tagine, eaten with homemade bread. They use various and different vegetables each time, but meat is the essential ingredient. It may taste and look distinctive depending on the...

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    Moroccan Cuisine: Recipe for peanut Gheriba (macaroons)

    By Layla Dahamou Taroudant, Morocco Gheribat are Moroccan sweet round cookies. Some of them are chewy and crispy and others are shortbread. Moroccan families prepare lgheriba with different ingredients such as almonds, coconuts, walnuts, peanuts and sesame. Traditionally, they are served in tea times and in every ceremony or special events. Lgheriba as well as...

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    Moroccan Ramadan Cuisine: a recipe for Lsan Teer cookies

    By Layla Dahamou Morocco World News Tinejdad, Morocco - Lsan Teer, (bird’s tongue) known also as Wdinat Lghzal (gazelle’s ears) is a sweet honeyed Moroccan cookie served in snacks along with Moroccan mint tea. These golden brown sweets are also served in Lftour meal during Ramadan. Like Chebbakia, Lsan Teer is very sweet with diagonal cuts...

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    Moroccan cuisine enchants visitors at the New York Fancy Food Show

    Morocco World News with agencies New York, July 2, 2013 Morocco has launched a vast operation on Sunday to display the diversity of Moroccan products to the international and American consumer on the occasion of the 59th edition of the Fancy Food Show taking place in New York. The main goal of the operation is...

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    New York: Morocco to take part in the 2013 Summer Fancy Food Show

    By Youssef Sourgo Morocco World News Casablanca, June 29, 2013 The Moroccan Center for Export Promotion (Maroc Export) organizes Morocco’s 14th participation in the 59th edition of Summer Fancy Food Show, North America’s largest specialty food and beverage event, which will take place from June 30 to July 2 in New York City. This annual...

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    The diversity of American restaurants: a Moroccan’s perspective

    Mohamed El Hassan Abou El Fadel Morocco World News Inezgane, Morocco, June 24, 2013 Restaurants in the US provide all sorts of tasty and exotic food with flavors from the countries of origin. Each restaurant is a little piece of a given culture and when you enter one of those restaurants, you feel that it...

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    Moroccan Pastry: a recipe for brioche with raisins

    By Layla Dahamou Morocco World News Taroudant, May 29, 2013 Morocco is also known for its sweet pastry. Some are really traditional while others have a modem touch because of the openness of Moroccan cuisine towards the world art of cooking. Brioche is originally a French bread that is modified somehow to appeal to the...

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    CNN’s 10 street food to try in Morocco

    Taroudant- Travelers all over the world have generally three questions in mind before they land in their destination. Where to stay, what to see, and most importantly, what to eat? Food is not only organic elements that keep people alive, but undoubtedly a window through which others discover the secret cultural aspects of a nation....

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    Moroccan Cuisine: a recipe for chicken Tagine with pickled lemon

    By Layla Dahamou Taroudant, Morocco - Chicken has been for so long the luxurious dish one can serve for special guests. Before the wide spread of modern butchers who now provide people with all the kinds of meat any time of the day, it was not that easy to get meat every day. People then, used...

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    It’s better in Morocco: Food you enjoy with all your senses

    By Sarah Dajani Morocco World News Amman, Jordan, April 12, 2013 Why haven't I been here before? I've been on this planet for over a quarter of a century and why is it only now that I've come to Morocco? One of my closest friends is Moroccan, and he has been subtly hinting for the...

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    Moroccan Cuisine: a Recipe for Rghayef with Honey (pancake)

    By Layla Dahamou Taroudant - Rghayef are square-shaped Moroccan pancake like Moroccans “Msemen” or “Mlawi”. They are dough-based and take quite considerable time to be prepared in the traditional way. Generally, Reghayef are prepared for breakfast and sometimes as an evening snack. They always go with Moroccan tea, but some people would serve it with...

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    Moroccan Cuisine: a recipe for Maakouda (Potato Fritters)

    By Layla Dahamou Morocco World News Taroudant, Morocco, March 23, 2013 Maakouda is a delicious potato fritters prepared by nearly all Moroccan families. It is a crispy and spicy disc shape fritters made of mashed potatoes mixed with some herbs and spices, dipped in whipped eggs and then fried. It can be served as a...

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    Moroccan Cuisine: a recipe for Seffa Madfouna

    By Layla Dahamou Morocco World News Taroudant- March 10, 2013 Seffa Medfouna is one of the most fanciful way to prepare pasta. Prepared with chicken, lamb or beef hidden within a dome of steamed vermicelli (Known in Morocco as chaariya or Seffa), the dish is very rich and extremely irresistible. With an appealing look, the...

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    Jmaa el Fna: The restaurant at the end of the world

    November 10, 2012 Camel’s head, sheep’s testicle, calf’s feet and plenty of less exotic treats – all to be had at Marrakech’s famous open-air restaurant. Derek Workman reports. In 2008, Paula Wolfert’s book, Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco, won the Cookbook Hall Of Fame award, twenty-five years after its publication. At the time,...

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    The Moroccan Gold Eldorado, a Myth or a Reality?

    Rabat - Recently, a conspiracy theory video about a large gold discovery in Morocco is making rounds online. The video claims that a substantial gold reserve was discovered and is being extracted by a Canadian mining company called Maya Gold and Silver. We Moroccans are very proud human beings, we love our country and cherish...

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    Qatar: How the Tables Are Turning in The Gulf

    Rabat - Amidst harsh sanctions and a long list of demands from its neighbors, Qatar’s ability to thrive under pressure may prove to be problematic for Saudi Arabia. As Saudi Arabia and its coalition attempt to wait out Qatar, the recent spat in the Gulf continues to become more and more global, and severely against...

  • FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, a plume of steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H. If the nation doesn’t do more, the U.S. probably won’t quite meet the dramatic heat-trapping gas reduction goal it promised in last year’s Paris agreement to battle climate change, according to a new study. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
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    Climate Change : If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Fix It

    Chefchaouen - Climate change is happening at home and around the world. Chefchaouen is doing its part by embracing clean energy climate solutions and engaging its citizens in climate action. When it comes to fighting climate change, cities and local leaders are best positioned to lead that charge. Local leaders from coastal to landlocked communities are...

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    India Orders Internal Probe into Mistaken Use of Morocco-Spain Border Picture

    Hyderabad - The Indian Ministry of Interior on Wednesday ordered an internal investigation to find out how a picture of Morocco-Spain border was used in its annual report to show floodlights along the India-Pakistan border. What is most embarrassing is that the annual report of previous years was tabled during the Budget Session of Indian...

  • Amid Growing Tension, Thousands of Moroccans Stage Pro-Rif March in Rabat
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    Neglect in Harsh Soil: The Deep Roots of the Rif Crisis

    Rabat - The ongoing protests in northern Morocco started almost eight months ago, but they have their origin in nearly a century of violent repression by the state. The Rif has, in spite of itself, got involved into a peaceful revolt since the death of the fishmonger Mohcine Fikri at the end of October 2016, a...

  • Tamim Bin Hamad al Thani emir of Qatar
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    The Qatar Crisis: What Does It Mean?

    Rabat - The recent diplomatic fallout between Qatar and the rest of the Middle East could have serious economic and geopolitical consequences across the globe. Earlier this week, Qatar’s diplomatic crisis took an extreme turn as several Arab states severed diplomatic ties with the Gulf nation.  The original list of countries in the coalition against...

  • Moroccans spend Laylat al-Qadr, the 26th day of Ramadan, at the Hassan II mosque in Casablanca.
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    Ramadan: Not just Abstinence from Daily Intakes 

    By Abdellatif Oudra Rabat - The observance of Ramadan, one of the five pillars of Islam, compels Muslims to fast from sunrise to sunset. But it is not just about abstaining from food or drink.  Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is observed in commemoration of the revelation of Qur’an to the prophet Mohammad,...

  • Morocco Threatens to Terminate Agriculture Agreement with Europe
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    Morocco and the EU: Managing the Future

    Rabat - Morocco enjoys proximity to Europe and is at an advantage of being favoured by the European Union as a close partner on political, economic, and cultural levels. Historical archives and political legacies tie Morocco directly with at least three influential European countries: France, Spain, and England. Demography, kinship, and immigration compel other EU...

  • The Educational and Cultural Implications of the Arab Spring
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    The Educational and Cultural Implications of the Arab 'Spring'

    Rabat - In the last ten years or so, the Arab world has seen unprecedented collapses in the realms of politics and economy, among others. World NGOs regularly release area-specific rankings, in which Arab nations commonly rank at the bottom of lists in education, human rights, and income for instance while they top those of...

  • Thousands Hold Peaceful Demonstration in Memory of Mouhcine Fikri
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    Al Hoceima and the Pedagogical Exercise

    Ottawa - What makes a democracy different from non-democracy? This is the classical and historical question asked by philosophers over the centuries and deeply questioned in the discipline of political science. Democracy cannot prevent inequality as the case in the United States where inequality is the highest globally. Democracy cannot stop corruption like in Brazil...