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Moroccan Iftar: Ramadan’s finest treats.

Ramadan is one of those peculiar times of year for muslim communities where lifestyle is completely shaken up and they have to adapt to a completely new rhythm for a month to match their spiritual quest. It’s a month of fasting, from sunrise to sunset, but also a month of rejoicing, of celebrating, of family gatherings and all nighters that become a habit.

All countries hold different traditions when it comes to breaking the fasting, during the Iftar at sunset. In Morocco, we hold very dear the traditions of sweet and savoury cuisine and maybe get a bit too carried away when preparing the meals with everyone:

Although every city holds its differences and specialities, here’s a little peak of what Moroccans will find on their table, when the sun is out!

!بصحة فطوركم

 

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Chebakiyya: a honey, sesame and cinnamon pastry Dates: because, of course. Harira: a tomato, chickpeas and red meat soup.

Mssemen or rghayef: layered pancakes filled sometimes with red meat Beghrir: sweet crepes known for their many little holes on the top to be had w/ honey

1. wrapped pastry with onions, minced meat and peppers 2. mini-panbread filled with tomatoes, onions and minced meat. 3.Briouates, a classic in moroccan cuisine, either filled with almonds and chicken or with seafood, or sometimes cheese and spinach.

1. Wrapped pastry with onions, minced meat peppers and cream cheese in the oven
2. mini-panbread filled with tomatoes, onions and minced meat.
3.Briouates, a classic in Moroccan cuisine, fried and either filled with almonds and chicken or with seafood, or sometimes cheese and spinach.

And of course, some beautifully fresh made mint tea!

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Continent: Africa
Capital: Rabat
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