Arabic for stuffed.


In Tunisia and Algeria, a sweet couscous with raisins, nuts, and butter eaten as a snack; there are also savory masfouf dishes of vegetables and perhaps meat, eaten as a meal.

Maftoul (Maghrabiah)

Pearl shape couscous made of rubbing bulgur, whole wheat flour and salted water until getting pea-size balls. Maftoul is famous in the Levant area. The name maftoul is famous in Jordan and Palestine, Maghrabiah is famous in Syria and Lebanon. Usually steamed and serve with chickpeas and chicken.


Mace is a spice made from the waxy red covering which covers nutmeg seeds. The flavor is similar to that of nutmeg. Mace has a wide range of uses from desserts to savory roast meats.
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