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Learn About Ashura

Flames of a bonfire burn bright orange in the dark. Wood can be seen through the flames.

Ashura in Morocco: A Puzzling Celebration

Mabrouk laawasher (laawacher) is an expression one constantly hears in Morocco during the first ten days of the Islamic year. It means, “Happy ten days.” But the good wishes aren’t for the new year...

Make Your Own Moroccan Bread

Make Ahead for Breakfast

Photo of batbout, Moroccan pita bread, in a basket on a table.

Batbout – Moroccan Pita Bread Recipe

Batbout is a flavorful, chewy Moroccan bread that cooks with a pocket just like pita bread. Rather than being baked in the oven like Middle Eastern pita, batbout is cooked on the stove in a pan or on a griddle, where it...

Classic Favorites

Living and Traveling in Morocco

On the Sweet Side

Overhead photo of three different presentations of sellou, a Moroccan paste-like sweet made from ground almonds, ground sesame and flour.

Sellou Recipe – Sfouf or Zmita

Moroccan sellou, also called sfouf or less commonly zmita, is a rich, nutty confection of ground fried almonds, ground toasted unhulled sesame seeds, and browned flour. Flavored with cinnamon and anise and sweetened...

A small bowl full of juicy pomegranate seeds. A few seeds are scattered around the base of the bowl and a whole unopened pomegranate is in the background.

Moroccan Style Pomegranate Seeds

Pomegranate seeds are juicy, nutritious, and extra delicious with the Moroccan additions of orange flower water and cinnamon. Moroccans are most likely to serve this tasty treat as a dessert, but my kids are happy to...

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