Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Romantic Moroccan Feast

Monday, February 3rd, 2014 by Moumen Nouri

Kous Kous is the perfect place to share a romantic evening with your special someone.
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Our 2014 Valentine’s Day Moroccan Feast is $45 per guest

Mother's Day 2012

In Appreciation of My Mother

Sunday, May 13th, 2012 by Kous Kous

I posted this appreciation last year and the sentiment remains—my mother is strong and resourceful —she inspires me and I think of her often. In the Muslim world we have a saying, “Paradise is at the feet of mothers.” What I love about my mother is her sense of humor—she is always cracking jokes. She’s […]

Lemons, a key ingredient in Moroccan cuisine

Moroccan Feast Menus featuring our new Surf and Turf!

Monday, March 12th, 2012 by Kous Kous

At Kous Kous Moroccan Bistro & Lounge, we are excited to welcome spring and warmer weather. It’s a great time to get out, stroll around our unique neighborhood, Hillcrest, and stop in for a delicious specialty cocktail, like our house favorite, the Moroccan Kiss, along with one of our delicious tagines, kabobs, or something from […]

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A Moroccan Classic: The Tajine

Monday, January 23rd, 2012 by Moumen Nouri

Chances are, if you’ve ever eaten Moroccan food, you’ve eaten a tajine. Aside from cous cous, tajine is perhaps the best-known dish to originate from Morocco. The word tajine is used to describe a type of cooking pot as well as any number of one-dish meals.

The blossoms on Seville oranges. Image courtesy of Feminine Things.

Orange Blossom Water

Friday, November 18th, 2011 by Moumen Nouri

Among the many wonderful scents and flavors you’re likely to experience in Morocco is orange blossom water. This common ingredient in Arab and Mediterranean cooking…

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Video ~ From Marrakech to San Diego

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 by Moumen Nouri

My good friends, the very talented Lamiaa Chaszeyka and Clay Chaszeyka, produced this video for their upcoming documentary about Moroccans living in the U.S.

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Winemaking in Morocco

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 by Moumen Nouri

Considering Islam’s provision against alcohol and Morocco’s 98% Muslim population, Morocco might seem like an unlikely winemaking region. However, the industry is flourishing, with Moroccan winemakers producing about 40 million bottles a year.

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Argan Trees and The Goats Who Climb Them

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 by Moumen Nouri

If you travel to the south of Morocco, you’re likely to see some strange trees growing there. Or rather, some strange tree inhabitants. The trees are argan, and their unlikely companions are goats.

Mint Tea

A Moroccan Custom: Mint Tea

Monday, August 1st, 2011 by Moumen Nouri

Mint tea is to Moroccans as black tea is to the British. As one of the largest importers of tea worldwide, we drink it after every meal and throughout the day, and serving tea to guests is a fundamental sign of hospitality in Morocco.

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Recipe: Preserved Lemons

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 by Moumen Nouri

One of my favorite things about owning a restaurant is educating my customers about the wonderful foods and customs Morocco has to offer. Today I want to show you how to make a common ingredient to the Moroccan kitchen, preserved lemons. You will need: 8-12 thin-skinned, new-season lemons that have not been waxed, plus 2 […]

 
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