Wednesday, June 24, 2009
If you love spicy you'll love Tunisian food. Tunisia is an arid
[photo is of the Tunisian maqruna bi'l mirqaz (sea shell pasta with merguez sausage]
sun-drenched country on the Mediterranean in North Africa. It is rich in Carthaginian, Roman, and Islamic history and its food reflects both its history and what the land bears. The famous chile paste called harisa comes from Tunisia and is used as a condiment. The staple food of Tunisia is couscous but they also eat lots of pasta. One exciting dish is macaroni with lamb and chickpeas, macaroni being the generic term for dried pasta of any shape. A nice recipe to try is nawasar mufawwra, steamed pasta squares with lamb and chickpeas in spicy sauce.
[Photo: Clifford A. Wright]