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Category: Moroccan Cooking

Moroccan Flavored Tagine of Chicken with special thanks to Mrs. Eileen Gaden

               I’ve wanted to cook in a tagine for ages and I mentioned this my friends Bill and Peter.  Now they are both the soul of generosity and recently when we were at their house for dinner, Bill presented me with 3 Tagines […]

B’stilla, Moroccan “Pigeon Pie”

I got over my fear of Phyllo and made this sensational pie.          I’ve been staring at a recipe for this pie for months now.  As appetizing as it looked, the main barrier to getting it made was a terror of working with Phyllo dough.  […]

Grandma’s Melt-in-your-mouth Moroccan meatballs and celery (Krafs ouel Kouari) from Lisa Elmaleh Craig’s “Grandma Elmaleh’s Moroccan Cookbook”, Uncle Earl’s and Cousin Kelly’s Moroccan “Quick Bread” and “Charissa”.

If you love food stories, this is a wonderful one.  It starts with Lisa Elmaleh Craig’s new book “Grandma Elmaleh’s Moroccan Cookbook” (Hesperus Press Ltd., London 2012).   The book takes us on one family’s journey through the ages until they came at last to the […]

Moroccan Lamb Meatballs in Tomato Sauce or "Kefta Mkaouara"

  As much as I would love a true tagine, I’d have to store it in someone else’s NYC kitchen          Not too long ago, I published a recipe for Moroccan Meatballs that was a huge hit.  People wrote about how much they loved the […]

Ottolenghi’s Salmon Steaks with Spicy Tomato Sauce

Last summer, our great friend Michael came over to our house with a cookbook given to him by one of his favorite customers at the Bridgehampton Florist, which he co-owns with his husband, Jim. (Yes, that Bridgehampton Florist…viewers of the Barefoot Contessa take note).  “Plenty”(Ebury […]

Moroccan Beef Meatball Tajine

         My cousin Bubbles and I have a running dialog about what we’re making for dinner.  The other day she mentioned meatballs and then told me that she seldom makes them anymore because she has a friend who, while claiming not to be a cook, […]