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Gum Arabic in Morocco – Awerwar or Meska

In Morocco the word awerwar refers to gum arabic or acacia gum, the hardened sap of the Acacia senegal and Acacia seyal trees, which are common to sub-Sahara Africa as well as Arabia, Egypt and West Asia. Gum arabic may...

Mastic droplets or tears shown next to a fork.

Mastic in Moroccan Cooking – Meska Horra

In Morocco, meska horra refers to mastic, the hardened resin from the mastic tree (Pistacia lentiscus), a small tree or shrub which is native to Greece and the Mediterranean basin. It’s worth noting that the...

lacy caul fat hanging to dry

Caul Fat in Moroccan Cuisine

Caul fat—also known as lace fat, fat netting or the greater omentum—is a thin, fatty membrane which surrounds the internal organs of some animals. It has a lacy, semi-transparent appearance and is used to encase meats...