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Old 02-06-2014, 04:53 PM
 
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People don't eat couscous because they love it, it is just because it's really cheap compared to the meat!
When you are student or from a modest background, you often eat pastas, rice and couscous (you add some meat with it if you can)....
Maybe,you never seen or even eat couscous !

Every couscous comes with meat,very often 2 to 3 type of meat.
Couscous has never been a cheap dish,it is served in the most prestigious restaurants around the world.
It is the most favorite dish among the french,it is served in most airlines planes in the US,Delta even serve couscous salad.
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:08 PM
 
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Without meat couscous is nothing but hot cereal, reminiscent of Russian millet porridge.
Very true, couscous without meat is not couscous anymore,
This guy must be living in North Korea,lol !!
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:11 PM
 
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Very true, couscous without meat is not couscous anymore,
This guy must be living in North Korea,lol !!
I don't agree. I make couscous regularly at home and since I'm vegetarian, I substitute chickpeas for the meat. Add plenty of vegetables and harissa and that's comfort food.

And yes, North African food is now mainstream French food amongst the younger generation.
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:59 AM
 
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I don't agree. I make couscous regularly at home and since I'm vegetarian, I substitute chickpeas for the meat. Add plenty of vegetables and harissa and that's comfort food.

And yes, North African food is now mainstream French food amongst the younger generation.
That's you,you do not represent the majority of couscous adepts.
Couscous is a North African dish & it is inconcievable without meat.
If you serve it without meat, it is an insult to the guests.

Now,on the personal level,anybody can invent his own vegetarian thing
That's not the original couscous recipe.
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Old 02-07-2014, 05:47 AM
 
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That's you,you do not represent the majority of couscous adepts.
Couscous is a North African dish & it is inconcievable without meat.
If you serve it without meat, it is an insult to the guests.

Now,on the personal level,anybody can invent his own vegetarian thing
That's not the original couscous recipe.
Dishes always change
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Old 02-07-2014, 05:54 AM
 
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This thread is really pointless now. Nobody talks about the original topic anyway. 22 pages of nonsense. It would be nice if those threads would stop soon.
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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My son studied there for 9 months and passed the BAC. He went back to study chemistry and now has a Ph.D. But alas, no jobs for new Ph.Ds. So, he came back to the US. Paris is my favorite city in Europe. I go there almost every year + occasional vacations in Languedoc, the Dordogne and Massif Central. I have never had any problems with Parisians, nor people from the South. Quite the contrary. But I think the south of Italy is a bit more to my liking as a tourist from the North.
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Old 02-07-2014, 10:11 AM
 
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Dishes always change
Couscous has never changed in the countries of origin for centuries and will not change in the future,that's the tradition.
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