Vegetarian Tagines & Couscous

Ryland Peters & Small (2020)
Vegetarian Tagines & Couscous

Ghillie Basan's "Vegetarian Tagines & Couscous" celebrates the rich tapestry of Moroccan cuisine. Basan’s fourth book on Moroccan cuisine artfully crafts a collection of vegetarian recipes that showcase the diverse flavors and vibrant colors of North African culinary tradition. From fragrant tagines bursting with tender vegetables and aromatic spices to fluffy couscous studded with an array of nuts, dried fruits, and herbs, every dish in this book is a testament to Basan's deep understanding and love for Moroccan gastronomy. Her recipes allow the natural flavors of the ingredients to shine while embracing the complexity of spice blends and intricate cooking techniques. Vegetarian Moroccan dishes incorporate a wide variety of fresh nutrient-rich ingredients and spices with antioxidant benefits. Beyond the recipes themselves, Basan evokes the bustling souks, the intoxicating aromas of spice stalls, and the warm hospitality of Moroccan culture. With evocative photography, "Vegetarian Tagines & Couscous" is a feast for the senses, inspiring both seasoned chefs and novice cooks to embark on a culinary adventure that transports them to the heart of Morocco. 

DIALOGUE | Q&A with Ghillie Basan

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The Benefits

Read this book to know how cooking in a tagine:

  • Helps food to retain moisture and flavor without excess oil or fat
  • Promotes slow cooking, which preserves nutrients
  • Is perfect for couscous, a Moroccan staple full of complex carbohydrates and fiber