Eat Smart in Morocco: How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Foods and Embark on a Tasting Adventure

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    Hungry travelers to Morocco can have a perfectly delicious trip with this comprehensive food guide, the 6th in the EAT SMART series. The author, recognizing that feeding the traveler’s body is as important as feeding the soul, thoroughly educates the palate, eliminating any guess work that could muddy the chances of a mouth-watering experience.
    Eat Smart in Morocco contains a rich historical perspective on the origins and varieties of Moroccan food and extensive ...

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Overview

    Hungry travelers to Morocco can have a perfectly delicious trip with this comprehensive food guide, the 6th in the EAT SMART series. The author, recognizing that feeding the traveler’s body is as important as feeding the soul, thoroughly educates the palate, eliminating any guess work that could muddy the chances of a mouth-watering experience.
    Eat Smart in Morocco contains a rich historical perspective on the origins and varieties of Moroccan food and extensive background on the delectable regional dishes. Phrases (transliterated Moroccan Arabic) are included to make one's culinary adventure even more successful.  
    At the core of the book are two extensive glossaries in transliterated Moroccan with English translations. The “Menu Guide” demystifies food selection, allowing visitors to order with confidence in restaurants; the “Foods & Flavors Guide” is a comprehensive list of foods, spices, cooking utensils, cooking styles, etc., to make shopping in the colorful outdoor markets easy and fun.

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Eat Smart in Morocco is rich with detailed information and mouth-watering recipes, written with style and common sense. Packed with new information, this book makes good reading at home as well as a valuable guide to Morocco.”—Paula Wolfert, author of Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco

“The latest addition to Joan Peterson’s superb series of ‘user friendly’ travel guides for the culinarily adventurous is Eat Smart In Morocco. It is as much fun to browse through as it is to cook from—or to plan a trip with. If you are planning a trip to this fabulous North African country, begin with reading this book.”—James Cox, Midwest Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780964116863
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Series: Eat Smart Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Joan Peterson is the author of the EAT SMART series of guidebooks for travelers and cookbook lovers who want to get to the heart of a country’s culture through its cuisine. She has traveled extensively, and has led tours to the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Australia. In addition to writing about food, Dr. Peterson conducts tastings, gives seminars on international cuisines and leads food tours worldwide.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xiii
The Cuisine of Morocco 1
Early History 2
The Berbers 2
The Arabs 6
The Moors 10
The Jews 12
The Europeans 13
Regional Moroccan Food 17
Moroccan Food in a Nutshell 17
The Regions of Morocco 32
The Coastal Plains 32
The Mountain Highlands 36
The Arid Lands 39
Tastes of Morocco 41
Shopping in Morocco's Food Markets 69
Resources 71
Mail-Order Suppliers of Moroccan Foods 71
Tours and Travel Agencies 72
Some Useful Organizations to Know About 73
Helpful Phrases 75
Phrases for Use in Restaurants 75
Phrases for Use in Food Markets 77
Other Useful Phrases 78
Menu Guide 79
Foods and Flavors Guide 107
Bibliography 133
Index 137
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